Clinical Research Coordinator I (Multiple Positions)
Posting Number: req18340
Department: Cancer Center Division
Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences
Address: 1515 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA
The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The UACC is seeking candidates for a Clinical Research Coordinator I .
This Clinical Research Coordinator I position is responsible for coordinating a clinical trial patient through all protocol required procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, consenting, screening, collecting and entering data and performing follow up for all patients on assigned clinical trials. The coordinator serves as the liaison between the regulatory staff, research RNs, clinic staff and clinical faculty and research sponsor to carry out the required events determined by the protocol calendars including data entry. The coordinator is involved in carrying out the clinical research protocols from the time of the site evaluation visit, site initiation visit and start up, all the way to study closure. It is expected that this person will have or develop a knowledge base of the disease areas assigned and clinical research coordinator responsibilities in the clinical oncology setting.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Understand the role of Clinical Research Coordinator:
- Learn how to apply Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Code of Federal Regulations to coordinate the patient care requirements of IRB approved clinical trials protocols.
- This includes consenting, re-consenting, screening, scheduling appointments and procedures, collecting documentation, and submission of data.
- Work through protocol eligibility criteria, and learn the requirements for registering a patient to a study or clinical trial.
- Learn to conduct and participate in Site Evaluation Visits (SEV), Site Initiation Visits (SIV), monitoring visits and audits for Investigator Initiated trials (IITs), sponsored studies and cooperative group trials.
Participate in trainings, staff meetings and monitoring visits:
- This includes training from the Clinical Trials Office, University of Arizona, Banner and Sponsors to stay informed of processes and procedures.
- Willing to be trained in phlebotomy and/or vitals collection through our clinical partner.
Perform Data Management tasks:
- Following ALCOA-C guidelines, all data collected must be attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original and accurate.
- Coordinators collect, organize and enter data into different data management systems including our local clinical trials management system, the electronic medical record system and specific electronic data capture systems.
- Gain access to all associated clinical trial data management systems.
- Collect appropriate signatures to stay in compliance with GCP.
- Learn to evaluate tumor response with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) and other evaluation criteria used in Oncology.
- Learn to follow up on monitoring report action items and queries.
- Assist in archiving procedures, if necessary.
Assist with patient care:
- Learn to instruct and counsel patients and family members in research procedures. This includes assisting with giving report to pharmacy and infusion nurses for clarification on each specific patients status on each protocol.
- Learn to read and follow clinical trial protocol calendars and meet all requested time points.
- Follow protocol compliance by following a patient through all requirements of assigned protocols .
- Schedule patient visits as needed.
Maintain proper communication within the department:
- Constant communication is required between clinic staff, research RNs, Pharmacokinetic team member, study monitors, and physicians.
- Patients must be regularly informed of their appointments and research specific requirements (example: additional visits for blood draws and other biological specimen submissions).
- Learn to work with finance, at UArizona and our Clinical Partner, to appropriately navigate the coverage analysis and charges associated with clinical trials.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to multitask using time management skills.
- Comfortable with navigating electronic databases.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- One (1) year of relevant work experience may be required.
- Experience working or volunteering directly with patients in a healthcare setting.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 2
Contact Information for Candidates
Alaina Krone l email@example.com
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.
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