Clinical Research Coordinator - Cancer Center (Multiple Positions)
Posting Number: req6219
Department: Cancer Center Division
Location: UAHS - Tucson
Address: University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA
Position HighlightsThe 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 Operations Office is a functional component of the UACC centralized clinical trials unit that is organized to provide clinical research staff support for interventional oncology protocols.
The clinical research coordinator is responsible for consenting, screening and coordinating and follow up for all patients on assigned clinical trials. The coordinator serves as the liaison between with the regulatory staff, research RNs, clinic staff and physicians to carry out the required events determined by the protocol calendars. Each coordinator works with an average of 15-30 active patients on 8-15 active studies depending on the complexity and phase of the clinical trial. The coordinator is involved from the time of the site evaluation visit, site initiation visit and start up all the way to study closure.
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
- Coordinate the patient care requirements of IRB approved clinical trials protocols. This includes consenting, re-consenting, screening, scheduling appointments and procedures, creating documentation, and submission of data. Patient care visits can last from 1 hour to 12 hours, and occur once every 6 months or up to 3 times a week depending on the needs of the study. This could also include being present in the operation room for fresh biopsy collection and tissue sent out.
- Participate in trainings and staff meetings. This includes training from the Clinical Trials Office, University of Arizona, Banner and Sponsors to stay informed of processes and procedures. Additionally, Site Initiation Visits could last 1-3 hours and are required to work on any study.
- Perform Data Management tasks. Following ALCOA 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. Every study could have 1-3 different systems for data capture. Coordinators also participate coordinate and participate in any potential audits.
- Instructs and counsels 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.
- Constant communication is required between clinic staff, research RNs, study monitors, physicians and patients. Patients must be regularly informed of their appointments and research specific requirements (example: additional visits for blood draws and other biological specimen submissions). Coordinators must keep their physicians, research RNs and clinic staff aware of forms that need to be signed and patient updates. Coordinators also must also stay in communication with the study monitors to schedule regular monitoring visits and to receive updates on the status of current studies (example: accrual goals that may be almost met, study amendments or safety reports).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
*Previous work in clinical research working directly with patients.
*Bilingual in Spanish.
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: $34,725 - $46,975
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: 4
Contact Information for Candidates
Annie Phinizy | 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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