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The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
The Associate Medical Officer (AMO) functions as a medical advocate, liaison, promoter, and representative. Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the AMO will assist in developing collaborative relationships with Affiliates, universities and colleges and other important stakeholders.
Assists the CEO/CMO to:
- Recruit departments of emergency medicine to join as NARAP Affiliates.
- Strategize effective ways on developing and administering the RA programs
- Values positive and welcoming approach to change that fosters innovation and growth
- Convey recent and relevant information to the (program directors) to develop trainings to use with RAs on conducting participant enrollment for studies
- Relay up-to-date information between the CMO, National Affiliate Director and Regional Directors to move the program forward
- Advocate at colleges and universities for pre-health professional student participation as RAs at NARAP Affiliate sites.
- Promote and represent NARAP to prospective stakeholders
- Serves as a liaison between organizations, such as the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), regional advisor associations, NARAP Affiliates and their associated academic institutions.
- Represent NARAP as a nonprofit in industry-group conferences, professional associations and other public venues.
- Promote internal efforts towards meeting building a strong portfolio as research partners for prospective Affiliates
- Prepare and manage budgets
- Manage day-to-day daily administrative tasks
- Set-up conferences and make a strategic plan to maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders.
- Directs and supervises the National Affiliate Directors and provide him/her the resources necessary to move the RA program forward.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience
- Efficiently respond to questions from Affiliates, staff and stakeholders in NARAP.
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
- Effectively present information to membership, executive management, public group, and/or board of directors.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.
- Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities.
- Negotiate and administer contracts.
- Some travel involved.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of research grant administration, contract administration and negotiation, hospital administration, community organization, fiscal and organizational management, principles and practices of marketing and public relations is desirable.
M.D. or D.O. degree with certified completion of a residency in emergency medicine.
NARAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that every individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
About The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
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Centered in the emergency departments across the country, the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. is a non-profit clinical research organization facilitating large scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality of health care delivery nationally, especially in the areas of screening and prevention. Our work engages vast numbers of pre-health professional students as data collectors in the studies, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the research setting while teaching the fundamentals of interacting with patients.
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP) tackles critical health system needs in a unique way utilizing untapped resources.
Two key endeavors, clinical research and facilitation of primary health care, markedly improve health care in the Unites States.
Think of these three big numbers: 1/2, 4, and 500,000
- More than half the U.S. population visits an emergency department as a patient or visitor each year.
- The average emergency department visit is 4 hours.
- By conservative estimate, each year more than 500,000 college students and post-baccalaureat students are "pre-med," not counting those headed to dentistry, physicians assistant, physical and occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry and other health professions.
If there were similar requirements for clinical experience for application to medical school as there are for most other health professional schools, on average 500 hours, this would result in 60,000,000 hours per year volunteered each year in activities like the RA programs. Even at minimum wage, this translates to a potential $435 million value in work by motivated, college- educated students
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. a 501(c)(3) designated non-profit organization, was created to bring pre-health professional students into the emergency department to serve as participant identifiers, data collectors and assistants for clinical research, particularly on studies concerning the emergency department, as a site to facilitate primary health care screening.
Our Vision is to have all emergency departments near colleges serve as a link in a national network for clinical research, a vehicle for primary health care screening and prevention, and a locus to foster the development of future health professionals. NARAP looks to change how we facilitate primary health for large segments of the U.S. population, how we conduct clinical research efficiently, rapidly and at low cost, and how we develop and select future doctors and health professionals.