Clinical Reasearch Coordinator Job

Summary

This position is responsible for management of subjects on clinical trials and coordinating activities associated with clinical trials.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Research Nursing.

Education/Experience/Licensure

This position requires a minimum Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or a minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. RN certification preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must have excellent organization and follow-up skills
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills; ability to organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze situations and respond in a timely manner
  • Ability to participate in multi-functional teams
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within The West Clinic
  • Must be proficient in computer applications including word processing and e-mail
  • Ability to work near toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports, government regulations, common scientific and technical journals and legal documents
  • Ability to respond verbally and in writing to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, large employee groups and/or public groups
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages, BSA, ANC, drug calculations, area, circumference, and volume  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical complex instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Key Job Responsibilities

 

  • Recruits subjects for clinical trials through a variety of methods
  • Screens potential subjects for eligibility to clinical trials including a careful review of the patient’s past medical history and a review of current findings
  • Ensures compliance with protocols and appropriate documentation and support of medical management for subjects on clinical studies. This includes, but is not limited to, confirmation of correct dosing, alerting clinical staff to adverse events occurring on study, and providing guidance on dose modifications mandated or suggested per protocol.
  • Educates staff nurses about proper administration and expected side effects of protocol therapy
  • Educates patients about protocol therapy including when medications are to be taken, what side effects to look for and actions to take in event that side effects occur
  • Serves as a liaison between the Research Team and the non-research members to ensure compliance with the clinical trial requirements
  • Protects the rights, safety and welfare of the patients
  • Strives to maintain harmonious relationships with clinic personnel, medical staff, patients/caregivers and the public
  • Obtains and maintains informed consents of each patient for the duration of a study
  • Reviews newly-activated protocols, amendments, notices, suspensions and terminations
  • Responsible for maintaining a current knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Interfaces with Physicians, Physician Nurses, Chemotherapy Nurses, Radiology, Medical Records, Front Desk/Scheduling, Phlebotomy, Laboratory, Insurance and Pharmacy regarding research
  • Interfaces with multiple drug/pharmaceutical companies and multiple contract research organizations for management of clinical trial

Physical Requirements

 

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, stoop or crouch, hand/wrist use, talk, see, and hear for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Additional hours may be required
  • Travel may be required