Trauma Burn Research Coordinator

  • Tower Health
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Mar 19, 2021

Job Description


Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.


The Trauma/Burn Research Coordinator at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children will be a crucial addition to our strong clinical program. The person in this position will be responsible for facilitating all trauma/burn research efforts including identification of grants/funding and completion of the processes. He/she will report to the Trauma Program Manager on a day to day basis. The Research Coordinator coordinates assigned research studies both clinical and non-clinical throughout the regulatory process from initial Institutional Review Board application until protocol closure and maintains the research database. The Coordinator will provide consistent oversight of the various assigned activities to ensure competent and standardized practices, and assist to coordinate strategies to enhance departmental communication and collaboration. The Coordinator will identify and facilitate research projects and completion through manuscript submission to meet Level 1 Trauma and Burn Research requirements.

- Identification, submission, maintenance and completion of grant projects

- Identification, submission, maintenance and completion of research projects

- In collaboration with the Trauma/Burn Program Leadership team, the Research Coordinator must effectively investigate potential areas for clinical and/or trauma related systems research opportunities

- Must have clear understanding of the research process acquired through both practical and academic experience

- Interface with departments to obtain approval before study initiation and updating and managing databases/reports

- Strong knowledge of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

- Analyze qualitative and quantitative data sets, including making critical observations and identifying patterns of the analyses

- Able to effectively read and analytically interpret literature reviews of past and present research studies directly related to the subject matter

- Ability to work with diverse groups of people and collaborate effectively while overseeing data and specimen management

- Maintain regulatory documents; reporting study progress to investigators and sponsors

- Excellent writing skills and able to prepare clearly written technical and analytical reports

- Identifies funding opportunities, defines objectives and gathers data and develops grants to support programs

- Participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols

- Any additional responsibilities assigned by Trauma Program Manager/Medical Directors

- Knowledge of good clinical practices

- Demonstrate clear communication skills

- Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration

- Comprehensive knowledge of Medical Terminology

- Possess Organizational and Multitasking Skills

- Attention to Detail

- Professionalism

- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Training & Education:

- Bachelor's Degree in Science or Public Health

- IRB Certification or attained within 60 days of hire

Experience: Prior work experience suitable for the position is preferred or Master prepared

Supervisory Responsibility: This position will report directly to the Trauma Program Manager and the Trauma Program Medical Director