Medical Associate

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Austin, Texas, United States of America

Job Description

Works under the direction of the Paramedic following the guidelines provided by the chief physician/investigator to ensure subject safety, health and well-being. Assists with monitoring and treating the subject population. Acts as an assistant to the AEMT, Paramedic or other medical staff in observing, documenting, and treating AEs, or directly deferring to the physician/investigator as needed. Provides support to the Paramedic team to treat and care for subjects throughout all stages of the clinical trial. Essential Functions: - Acts as subject safety contact for all study subjects in the Clinic. - Provides basic medical care (within scope of practice), both emergent and non-emergent, to all study subjects, as appropriate. - Monitors and records Adverse Events (AEs). Reviews all active AEs prior to dose and determines if it is safe for subject to proceed with study procedures and/or dosing in consultation with AEMT, Paramedic or other medical staff. If subject safety is in question, may confer with Paramedic, other medical staff, operational management and/or the physician/investigator for additional instruction and/or directive. May review all active AEs for a given study and follow up with study subject(s), as necessary. - May perform technical procedures including blood collection, vital signs, and ECGs. - Assesses out of range values for symptomology and may medically intervene should study subject's safety be in question. - May perform forms of basic dosing including oral, inhalation and nasal. - High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification - Technical positions may require a certificate - Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. - Certified or licensed EMT/LVN and American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is required in the state and/or municipality where employee is working. In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Skilled in scope of practice including Basic Life Support - Solid interpersonal skills and attention to detail - Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, management and physicians in a professional and credible manner - Ability to effectivelymanage multiple complex tasks - Ability to effectively manage potential emergency medical situations Working Environment: PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: - Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. - Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours. - Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds - Able to work in non-traditional work environments. - Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. - May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. - Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. - As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment.


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