Become a Hawthorne HeroTM

Healthcare professionals have one thing in common: the passion to make a difference in the lives of patients. We invite you to expand your impact on healthcare by becoming a critical link in the chain of clinical research. As a Hawthorne Hero, you will be on the front lines of innovative research, enabled by an exciting technology platform, connected to patients on a human level, and equipped to conduct clinical visits for patients in the comfort of their homes both physically or virtually.

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About Hawthorne HeroesTM

Hawthorne Heroes are physicians, nurses and allied health professionals with broad ranges of experience and expertise. They represent a spectrum of therapeutic areas, from general medicine to oncology, cardiovascular, neurological, pediatrics, geriatrics, endocrinology, dermatology and more. They are recent graduates, mid-career and retirees. They have part-time or full-time careers.

Our Heroes are capable. Hawthorne Effect provides training and credentialing through our online platform to ensure Heroes are ready to complete trial protocols with the highest level of scientific integrity. Heroes are equipped with the latest technology to ensure the data they collect is comprehensive and accurate.

Our Heroes are diverse. They come from all of the communities we aim to serve: Latino, African American, Asian American, Native American, Middle Eastern American and others.

Our Heroes are happy. They tell us how much they love being a part of Hawthorne Effect because they feel like they are not only improving patients lives, but the future of medicine for humanity.

Our Heroes are given many types of opportunities at Hawthorne Effect, from conducting in-home or virtual study visits to supporting clinical studies as project leaders, coordinators, investigators and consultants on a part-time or full-time basis. Join our team and start improving the future of medicine while you expand your career.

Make A Difference

Our Heroes are blazing a trail to medical innovation by ensuring patients can participate in cutting-edge clinical trials. As a Hero, you leverage technology and service to put patients first, advancing the boundaries of science so everyone can thrive.

Grow Your Career

We give you the training and certifications you need to implement clinical trial assessments in the field. As a Hawthorne Hero, you’ll gain vital research experience while building a valuable professional network to expand your career opportunities.

Boost Your Earnings

Your Hero work pays handsomely – giving you that good feeling from helping a patient in need and allowing you to earn compensation. The amount paid per visit varies based on the trial, but the compensation is always competitive.

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“I’ll live longer just to have my Heroes come every year.”

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“I receive constant feedback from our patients and caregivers about just how important this is to do. This is why I do what I do, this is why I choose to be a Hero.”

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How It Works

1. Review and Accept Visits

We’ll let you know when visits are available in your area. You’ll review the details and decide whether you want to accept.

2. Get Certified

Complete any certifications required for your visit, on your schedule – digitally, via Hawthorne University.

3. Complete Visit

We’ll provide the supplies for your visit, which you plan around your availability. After the assessment, simply upload any data you collected to complete the assignment.

4. Receive Compensation

Compensation to be remitted upon visit completion and approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much would I get paid? Expand

Visit compensation varies by clinical trial, the complexity of follow-up required, the expected visit duration and a provision for travel time. Compensation is based on a premium over market rates for the required credential or specialty.

Can I keep my full-time job? Expand

Absolutely. Most of our Heroes work full-time. Visits are generally conducted on days off, weekends and weekday evenings to accommodate this. Hawthorne Hero visits should be considered a source of additional income as well as a source of professional satisfaction.

Do you provide training? Expand

Yes, we have a custom learning resource center (Hawthorne University) where Heroes obtain the assessments they need per clinical trial protocols. The online system is modular and user-friendly, allowing both Heroes and the Hawthorne Effect team to track certifications. Heroes who have obtained certifications through other platforms such as CITI or BlueCloud can upload them to their HERO profiles.

Can I plan visits around my schedule? Expand

Yes, an attractive aspect of the Hawthorne Effect model is that visits are planned weeks in advance so that they can fit around your busy schedule. When you are offered a visit opportunity, you will be asked to indicate your availability, generally within a two-week window, that will be matched with patients’ availability. Hawthorne Effect provides technical and project manager support in visit scheduling.

Can I turn down assignments? Expand

Yes, you may accept or decline opportunities. Each visit invitation is its own opportunity. The choice will be yours; you need only to select visits that are amenable to your schedule and preferences.

Would I be an employee or a contractor? Expand

Heroes are engaged on a per visit basis as independent contractors.

What types of technology do you use in the field? Expand

Hawthorne Effect curates the latest technologies for patient assessments, data capture and transfer, communications, scheduling and more. As a hero, you will be part of exciting clinical trials where the most contemporary therapies, drugs and devices are being evaluated and introduced into the healthcare system. You will have the first line of sight on patients’ response to new therapies, and your role will make an important impact on the evolution of healthcare.

Is there a detailed role description available? Expand

Yes. You can view a full role description here.

Where will patient follow-up visits take place? Expand

Visits will generally take place in the patient’s home or in another mutually convenient location that is appropriate for the follow-up required. If you are an independent physician with your own office that is convenient to the patient, you may choose to invite the patient to have their visit conducted in your office.

What do the travel requirements entail? Expand

The visits will be fairly close to where you live or work, based upon your preferences. You can define how far you want to drive (for example, no more than 30 miles, or whatever number works for you). But we won’t ask you to fly somewhere or drive long hours to a visit that’s far away, unless you have indicated a preference for travel. If you have more than one home or would like to conduct visits while traveling away from home, we will provide you with the opportunity to share this information with us via multiple address fields in your Hero profile.

How are assignments given/scheduled? Expand

We match people by geography, skills and certifications that correspond with the patient and the clinical study. If you’re matched with a patient, we will find a schedule that works for you and the patient.

Is this an “on-call” type of thing? Collapse Expand

No, you would not be on-call. The schedules for clinical trial visits are known well in advance, which makes it easy to plan ahead. This helps us schedule a visit on a particular date/time that is within a window of possible options that work for both you and the patient. No “on-call” scheduling or “office hours.”

Do I need an active medical license to be a Hero? Expand

Not necessarily. The providers we credential as Heroes do not treat patients or prescribe medication but rather perform a data collection role with patients during follow-up visits. If you don’t have an active license, you won’t be matched with follow-up visits that require a license. But you can still become a Hero and perform follow-up visits that don’t require an active license.

Does Hawthorne Effect provide insurance? Expand

Yes, we provide each Hero with professional liability insurance via a pooled risk policy for a period of one year following each visit.

How long do visits typically last? Expand

Visit duration will reflect the number and nature of assessments performed. Visits may be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 2 hours. For complex cardiovascular trials, visits generally run 60-90 minutes. When you are extended a visit invitation, you will be informed of the expected visit duration.

What visit volume or frequency can I expect? Expand

Visit cadence will depend largely on your geography as well as the maturity of the company. As our company’s client base and project volume grows, visit opportunities will increase. We will keep Heroes informed as new projects are kicked off in their geographies.

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