Duties and Responsibilities: Dr. Jo-Anne Young, clinical investigator in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, is seeking a study coordinator to assist with the preparation and conduction of clinical research.
20%: Provide administrative support to initiate clinical trials:
Internal approvals, as required by individual protocols: IRB, Caner Protocol Review Committee (CPRC) for oncology-related protocols, scientific review, Radiation Review Committee, Department of Medicine.
Assist with budget development and negotiation. Facilitate SPA contract negotiations through the established process. Establish utilization of University of MN Medical Center, Fairview, Fairview and MHealth resources.
Establish and maintain study binders with regulatory documentation. Update IRB and CPRC with protocol, informed consent, and regulatory documentation changes, as needed, based on amendments or other submitted documents.
70%: Perform study functions, as defined by established protocols:
Ensure protocol compliance.
Facilitate subject recruitment and screening, obtain subject consent, monitor compliance of study subjects to protocol, coordinate study visits and obtain biological samples required by the protocols.
Timely data entry of all study subject data into case report forms and/or electronic databases.
Communicate and collaborate with study sponsors, and Investigational Review Board.
Assist study monitors with the site initiation visits, monitoring visits, and close out visits.
Maintain an accurate hourly account of time spent on each study in the appropriate tracking system.
Maintain patient confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Manage clinical trials supplies.
Facilitate closure of completed studies, including safe storage of study documentation.
5%: Promote Infectious Disease Study Protocols:
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Investigational Pharmacy, BMT Patient Services, nursing, medical, laboratory adn microbiology staff.
Act as liaison with other health care personnel, providing information about current study protocols and assistance with patient enrollment.
Maintain a good working relationship with the FDA Clinical Research Regulations and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards for Research.
NOTE: Possibility for weekly hours of 32-40 depending on candidate.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Bachelor’s Degree in biological or health care-related field with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal 6 years.
Minimum 1 year of clinical research experience, including data collection from study subjects and completing case report forms.
Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal Regulations, IRB/HIPAA guidelines, and good clinical practice guidelines.
Experience with computers to include word processing and excel programs, patient databases, and electronic medical records
*Willingness to assist in collection of body fluids (stool, urine, throat cultures, skin cultures), as required by study protocols. This does not include blood drawing, but blood samples will be handled.
*Proof of non-active tuberculosis and immunization for or resistance to measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B, pertussis and influenza, are required.
Preference will be given to graduates of accredited schools of nursing and current license to practice as a registered nurse.
Certified by ACRP or SOCRA as a Clinical Research Coordinator.
Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, strong patient relation skills, and ability to work independently.
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