Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research & Program Coordinator - Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center Program in Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Gastrointestinal Cancer Center is currently recruiting a Program and Research Coordinator for the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center, which supports young patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Program and Research Coordinator will assist with the ongoing implementation, follow-through and evaluation of an expansion of Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center. The Program and Research Coordinator must be self-directed with exceptional problem-solving skills.

  • As directed, meet/make contact with young colorectal cancer patients, including all required follow ups (e.g. follow up email and/or 3-month call, etc.), at the main campus and satellite sites, and document all interactions in the program database. Related tasks may include:

  • meet patients in person or via phone, depending on clinic location, and provide and review program materials and services

  • make referrals, as needed, including: genetic counseling, fertility consultation, social work/psychiatric counseling, sexual health consultation, nutrition/complementary therapy, and survivorship programs and services and document all contacts/service referrals in a timely manner in the database.

  • address calls to the central program telephone line. The Program and Research Coordinator will provide patient navigation and case management services to young colorectal cancer patients as needed

  • assist with writing and editing materials for patients and providers and facilitate distribution of materials

  • manage and help plan the education opportunities and outreach to patients including patient-centered webinars, telephone support groups, newsletters, an annual young patient forum, and other programs in development

  • Be the primary point person to oversee the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center database, which holds all information related to services provided for the young patients. Identify QA issues. Work with the data programmer to improve the structure and address/solve issues that occur.

  • Work with the program manager to lead specific areas of the program, e.g. survivorship navigation.

  • Interface with program coordinators from the Young Adult Program and Adolescent and Young Adult Program as necessary.

  • Support the translational research efforts of the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center including the collection of biospecimens from patients, clinical data, and questionnaire data. Facilitate research projects focused on understanding the development and treatment of young onset colorectal cancer.

  • As needed, assist with the ongoing evaluation of main campus services and program expansion, which may include tracking and assessing numbers served, initiating and following up on surveys as needed, etc.

  • BA/BS required. Advanced degree in public health or administration a plus.

  • Must have at least one year of prior health education, clinical research, or clinical patient experience and data management experience.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to communicate with patients and staff effectively, with sensitivity.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently required.

  • Position requires ability to use computers frequently and to use multiple programs including Microsoft Office and Partners hospital systems.

  • Previous experience with Access and other research administration software programs is preferred.

  • No direct supervision, but mentoring and training of junior staff is required

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Job ID: 2019-13613

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