Coordinates the implementation, quality control, and completion of research studies while assisting the Principal Investigator in determining and accomplishing study objectives. Oversees research studies in an administrative and operational capacity while maintaining compliance with guidelines set by policies, oversight and/or governing agencies. Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families, and all members of the care delivery team in regard to internal and external research projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction, supervision and/or coordination of the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Coordinator:
Utilizes knowledge of study protocol, medications, procedures, infection control, safety precaution to initiate appropriate interventions by assisting, coordinating, performing, and/or overseeing all clinical related aspects of assigned research protocols and research subjects.
Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants, including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, coordinating referrals for external clinical trials, and/or coordinating with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects to maintain good communication and a strong referral basis.
Is responsible for overseeing and/or scheduling subject visits, ensure that informed consent(s) have been obtained and are adhered to, answers subject inquiries, oversees study visits, and acts as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.
Recognizes, tracks, and reports adverse events and protocol deviations as required by study protocol or other regulations.
Ensures that all research related documentation is done timely and meets requirements by being Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, Accurate and Complete. (ALCOA-C)
Collaborates with members of the health care team that provide direct patient care to research subjects to provide protocol related guidance to ensure quality patient care that is protocol compliant.
Develops and maintains patient databases, investigational logs, records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored, and/or procedures followed.
Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team as needed to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition and study protocol warrant.
Coordinates with clinical staff to obtain study-related biospecimens, and participates in sample processing and shipment. IATA training required.
Represents the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.
Prepares reports for organizations and agencies regarding research progress and outcomes.
Keeps current on advances in research conduct and regulations by participating in educational programs.
Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance.
Other research-related duties may include, but are not limited to:
Assist with study budgets, coverage analysis and sponsor billing.
Assist with timely and accurate data submission and query resolution.
Help prepare for / schedule site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during the course of and at the close of a research study.
Assist with preparation, submission and maintenance of IRB, FDA, NCI, NIH, NSF and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.
Assist in the development of policies, procedures, and process improvements for departmental implementation throughout the course of various research projects.
Participates in quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes in an effort to improve the patient’s research experience.
Contributes to developing educational materials for the purposes of educating staff and the community regarding general research information, research studies, and related research issues.
Supervises, mentors and/or trains new or junior research staff.
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Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business, science or related filed. With at least (1) year of Oncology Experience (Preferred). With at least (1) one year of Research Experience (Preferred). Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA, HIPAA and IRB regulations, having at least a basic understanding of research procedures.
Equivalent Experience and/or Education
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES:
ACRP / SOCRA certification within 6 months of being eligible (SOCRA is preferred);
CITI and IATA within 30 days of being hired.
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About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?