I started a new job and getting to the OPV at PPD has been difficult since my training schedule is varied. I have had to reschedule my OPVs for the following day a few times. I asked my coordinator how docking works, but she says we can talk about it at my next opv, however if I have already lost the $2k bonus, then there’s no point for me to drive 3 hours from Houston to do anymore outpatients. Does anyone know how outpatients work at ppd?
I am JALR, and have also been an employer and employee.
I understand your need for stability/the new job AND that they hired you to do a job that included contractual obligations. You only live 3 hours away. Many who do studies there live plane rides away.
We all signed contracts which are legally binding to all parties during the course of the study. If you do not meet the stipulations in the contract, the penalties are spelled out, and can legally be exercised.
Consider all perspectives, and that everyone must do what is best from their perspective, within those legal boundaries/available latitude everyone agreed to.
I imagine they have a statistical variable for anomalies built in, and that if you miss an OPV, it upsets the protocol and creates issues that can skew the overall study data.
I'd try to negotiate a win-win and maintain communication and goodwill. The docs are also on a schedule based upon the original agreement. Check your contract: is it possible for you to get paid (full or partial) if you make the OPV with the time variation? Ask if it is possible to reach a mutually agreeable compromise, such as rescheduling the OPV for asap before or after the original time/date, so they know you are trying (goodwill), and can still get the data they need with a time variation?
They have an obligation to address it based on the contract you signed. If you DO NOT do a completion visit, that further impacts the usefulness of your data and effects their ability to pay you and close you out of the study.
If it were me, I'd email your study coordinator directly to address the options in writing, explain, and offer your intention for cooperation/goodwill (ing the door to the same), so everyone is on the same page legally and otherwise.
Best of luck in creating a win-win.
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2018 16:07:42 GMT -5 by rapunzel