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UNIV - Program Assistant - Department of Orthopaedics

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • R-0000013049
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Laboratory
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine is seeking a candidate that will assist the
research team (physician investigators and research coordinators) in the recruitment of research
participants, the collection of research data, data entry, and organizational tasks for studies
conducted in the Department of Orthopaedics. The candidate will work on research studies which
mostly focus trauma and spine. The research assistant will be directly involved in the collection of
questionnaire, interview, laboratory and other research data. This position requires exercising best
practices in the patient management, providing timely and accurately reports from research
databases to PIs and research staff, and provides support for the research investigators, faculty,
trainee physicians and program coordinator/manager.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type​

Research Grant

Cost Center

CC000989 COM Orthopaedic Surgery & Physical Medicine CC

Pay Rate Type


Pay Grade


Pay Range

$29,061 - $41,415 - $53,769

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Work Shift

Job Description

Job Duties -

  • Contact study participants to schedule follow up visits post-surgery for orthopaedic trauma and spine long-term follow up studies. 35%
  • Conduct postoperative clinical outcome study survey data collection including quality of life and other metrics by contacting participants by phone and ask outcome questions for the trauma and spine clinical research studies. 30%
  • Collect, compile, and input study data for research study participants. Manage research study data collected from study participants and prepare reports for the monthly meetings to include percentage of successful contact and follow-up, as deemed necessary by study PIs and Research Coordinator. 20%
  • Travel with Research Coordinator, when applicable, to West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Nexton and Rutledge Tower MUSC clinic sites and provide assistances with participant recruitment, and data collection for various trauma and spine research studies. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned 5%

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and four years of relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional Job Description

A high school diploma and four years of relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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