Careers

Vince & Associates Clinical Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

Qualified applicants may submit their resume or CV to our HR Department via fax at 913.642.2053 or via email.

Do you want a fast-paced, exciting and innovative career in research?

Vince & Associates Clinical Research, an Altasciences company is hiring for the positions listed below at their Overland Park campus.  Vince & Associates is a leading research unit in the KC Metro area. 

Join a team that is at the forefront of advancing medicine!

Housekeeper


Hours:

    Full-Time

FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

Job Summary

    The Housekeeper will be responsible for keeping the buildings in a clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish from the Vince and Associates campus.

Responsibilities

    The Housekeeper responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning and disinfect all surfaces in suites, bathrooms, hallways, lobby areas, stairs and any other areas to ensure that health standards are met
  • Make beds as instructed, remove and replace laundry bags from bathrooms, empty and clean waste baskets, and take trash/ recycling out to dumpsters from different areas of the campus
  • Carry linens, toiletry items, cleaning supplies, and equipment on a cleaning cart to different areas throughout the facility
  • Operate and maintain all cleaning equipment in a safe and sanitary condition including using cleaning and polishing supplies, vacuum cleaners, and a battery powered floor scrubber (not a buffer)
  • Maintain the appropriate inventory of consumable supplies such as paper products, air fresheners, clean mops, and microfiber towels
  • Report all safety hazards, necessary repairs, or needed replacements
  • Notify department manager or supervisor of any supplies or repairs that are needed for the facility
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of study volunteers and staff at all times.

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Required Experience

  • 1 year of Janitorial/ Housekeeping experience in a Medical Setting

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently

Medical Equipment and Systems Specialist

Hours:

    Full-Time

FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

Job Summary

    The Medical Equipment and Systems Specialist is a role within the Quality Control department to coordinate and verify that medical equipment and systems are serviced and calibrated for use in Clinical Research Studies. He/she will manage the Asset tag numbers and will work with the vendors to schedule service appointments and confirm the work is being done to expectations.

Responsibilities

    The Medical Equipment and Systems Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the unit is tagged with an asset tag and will document the unit in the Master Inventory List
  • Schedule a vendor to calibrate (if applicable) the unit and will place the unit ‘in use’ as soon as possible
  • Troubleshoot equipment and systems to minimize downtime.
  • Work with both physical equipment and computer systems that maintain and record environmental conditions
  • The Medical Equipment and Systems Specialist is expected to understand and comply with Good Documentation Practices, Lock-out/Tag-out, OSHA and Federal Regulations.
  • This position also responds to outages or issues that can occur off shift

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or GED (required) and a College Degree is preferred

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently

Quality Control Associate

Hours:

    Full-Time

FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

Job Summary

    The Quality Control Associate may be an hourly employee nonexempt from overtime or a salaried employee exempt from overtime. Actual wages based on education, experience, and performance.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices
  • Identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts such as protocol revisions
  • Instruct research staff in scientific and procedural aspects of studies including standards of care, informed consent procedures, or documentation procedures
  • Review study-related documentation such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, and progress reports
  • Ensure appropriate corrections are made and documented for any missing or incomplete data * Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups
  • Review scientific literature, participate in continuing education activities, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain current knowledge of clinical studies affairs and issues

Required Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of field experience in clinical research is preferred.

Required Education

  • High School Degree or GED and College Degree in Sciences preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms. They are also required to be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Research Technician II – Phase I

Hours:

    Full-Time

FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

Job Summary

    The Research Technician II at VACR are professionals responsible for venipuncture, finger sticks or blood collection from an IV, collection of urine samples (random or interval collection), collection of saliva samples and other biological fluids. Research Technician II’s ensure adequate safety procedures are followed when performing each task assigned. The Research Technician IIs perform clerical tasks, preparation tasks for future collections, and training. Research Technician II must have flexible availability.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain professional presence at all times
  • Collect timed samples (blood, urine, saliva, etc.), understanding the importance of timed and accurate collection, efficient sample handling and sample processing
  • Follow established SOPs, Work Instructions and additional study specific instructions for procedures performed
  • Ability to provide back-up support to peers during procedures, knowing when a peer needs help and how to help in an appropriate manner,
  • Record detailed information related to the task performed at the time the task is completed
  • Follow all laboratory and OSHA safety rules
  • Daily maintenance of the laboratory including maintenance of phlebotomy carts, supplies ordered and stocked, antiseptic cleaning, and organization of the clinical unit.
  • May work in different building locations and settings as assigned
  • Must keep familiar and up to date with clinical research and ICH GCP guidelines
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Experience

  • 1 year clinical research field experience is preferred. 1 year experience in venipuncture and finger sticks. IV blood collection experience preferred

Required Education

  • Educational: High School Diploma or GED is required and a College Degree is preferred.
  • Certifications: OSHA, BLS

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of various techniques used to collect samples
  • Use logic and reasoning while performing tasks
  • Must be very detailed oriented and organized
  • Able to receive performance feedback
  • Must be willing to wear required PPE
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of computer operations and applications to perform duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Research Tech II must have flexible availability and be able to perform as follows:
  • Above average communication skills are required; including but not limited to the ability to have one on one conversation with peers, managers or physicians, writing professional and concise emails, communicating feedback, and pointing out an error in a constructive manner.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms. They are also required to be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods, telephone conversations, use of electronic mail, writing letters and memos, face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams, contact with others, conflict situations, making decisions that impact the company, being exact or highly accurate, meeting deadlines, coordinating or leading others, work with external customers or the public, work with others in a group or team, responsibility for work outcomes and results, responsibility for the health and safety of others, exposure to contaminates, wearing common protective or safety equipment, working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions

Safety Officer (Paramedic)

Hours:

    Full-Time

FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

Job Summary

    The Safety Officer will ensure that adequate safety procedures and training are implemented and maintained as needed and are in compliance with OSHA regulations.

Responsibilities

    The Safety Officer responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Observe and monitor each in-patient volunteer for safety concerns and intervene when necessary by performing daily health assessments to track where each participant is;
  • Administer investigational medications to in-patient volunteers, either orally or via IV catheter;
  • Ensure that all crash carts in each building are up to date and inspected monthly by maintaining detailed lists (current and historical) of crash cart medications to include expiration dates;
  • Perform monthly inspections of glucometers and AED devices as well as performing monthly emergency drills;
  • Primary staff to perform data acquisition in Phase I clinical trials, through the following methods:
    • Telemetry monitoring
    • Phlebotomy, direct venipuncture or from IV catheter
    • Urine Collection
    • Vital Signs
    • EKG
    • Weight, height and BMI
  • Document the performance of procedures in real time as they happen;
  • Education and training of current research regulations, protocols, and work instructions
  • Daily maintenance of the clinic including supplies ordered and stocked, antiseptic cleaning, and organization of the clinical unit.

Required Education

  • Associates Degree

Required Licenses or Certification

  • NREMT-P Certification from an accredited institution
  • 1 + year in health care where documentation was required
  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Required Experience

  • Clinical Research experience, preferred

Required Skills

  • Ability to interface with busy clinicians and nurses to identify eligible participants and perform study dutie

Safety Technician (EMT)

Hours:

    Full-Time

FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

Job Summary

    The Safety Technician will ensure that adequate safety procedures are implemented throughout clinic. The Safety Technician will perform procedures as assigned according to internal work instructions and Good Clinical Practice.

Responsibilities

    The Safety Technician (EMT) responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Observe and monitor each in-patient volunteer for safety concerns and assist Safety Officer when medically necessary.
  • Perform hourly safety rounds throughout clinic.
  • Ensure that all crash carts in each building are up to date and inspected monthly by maintaining detailed lists (current and historical) of crash cart medications to include expiration dates;
  • Perform monthly inspections of glucometers and AED devices as well as performing monthly emergency drills;
  • Document the performance of procedures in real time as they happen;
  • Familiarization with research regulations, protocols, and work instructions
  • Daily maintenance of the clinic including supplies ordered and stocked, antiseptic cleaning, and organization of the clinical unit.
  • Interface with busy clinicians and nurses to identify eligible participants and perform study duties
  • Primary staff to perform data acquisition in Phase I clinical trials, through the following methods:
    • Cardiac Telemetry monitoring (upon receipt of ACLS certification)
    • Phlebotomy (upon completion of training)
    • Urine Collection
    • Vital Signs
    • EKG
    • Weight, height and BMI
  • Document the performance of procedures in real time as they happen;
  • Education and training of current research regulations, protocols, and work instructions
  • Daily maintenance of the clinic including supplies ordered and stocked, antiseptic cleaning, and organization of the clinical unit.

Required Education

  • High School Diploma and/or GED

Required Qualifications

  • EMT-B Certification from an accredited institution
  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (within 90 days of hire)
  • Clinical Research experience, preferred