COORDINATOR, CLINICAL STUDIES

MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX

Full-time
Designs, implements, monitors, and reports on clinical research project status, ensuring on-time performance:

  • In consultation with the physician, assesses patients for eligibility through personal interviews and medical record review. Responsible for accurate and successful patient recruitment to assigned protocols.
Reads protocol and develops systems for screening and scheduling patients. Develops on-study notes and other documents as needed for protocols
  • Responsible for accurate and timely dictation of study notes in the institution's patient electronic medical record, retrieving information from electronic record, chart, and/or phone call. Requires ability to gather relevant information and determine the appropriate information to report. Responsible for scheduling labs, tracking return visit time points per protocol, tracing and recording.
  • Responsible for tracking and recording deviations, violations, adverse events and other study related activities.
  • Knowledge of protocol databases and tools: CRF, CORe, Prometheus,GURU, Microsoft office, Excel, and others as designated.
  • Consults with PI and the Research Nurse Manager regarding ongoing study assignments. Collaborates with other members of the multidisciplinary team (research nurses, lab staff, and clinic personnel) as necessary.
Assists in analysis and quality assurance of clinical research information:

Assists in coordinating routine monitoring and audits with industry sponsor pharmaceutical representative or clinical research organizations. Provides sufficient, appropriate, and timely responses to sponsor, MDACC IND and written queries.
Assists with training staff for MDACC IND and sponsored studies
In conjunction with the Research Nurse Manager, conducts routine monitoring per departmental quality assurance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for multicenter studies when GU Medical Oncology is the lead institution.
Assists in performing quality assurance on Non Investigator Initiated Trials to ensure quality data.
Provides support and leadership for research staff peers: an education and training element within the department:

Trains and/or orients Coordinators of Research Data, and Sr. Research Data Coordinators to the department and to clinical research procedures/processes. Serves as a resource for research personnel regarding protocols and compliance informational
Communicates with the PI, research nurse and others regarding upcoming deadlines, research and protocol meetings, and other pertinent information.

Assists with Administrative Research Functions:
  • In consultation with the research nurse and PI, completes and submits Continuing Reviews, Investigational New Drug (IND) reports, sponsor and other required reports in a timely manner.
  • Participates in protocol start up meetings and close-out visits.
  • Participates in the development of policies, procedures, and work flow processes to ensure project efficiency and effectiveness.
Communicates in a manner that fosters a positive, productive environment:

  • Demonstrates proactive and effective oral and written communication skills when contacting other institutions, patients, and agencies (i.e., NCI, pharmaceutical companies, sponsoring agencies, etc.) by phone, email, and/or face to face interactions. Assimilates pertinent information in order to compose written correspondence.
  • Must be able to independently initiate weekly assignments without supervision. He/she must be able to understand and respond to telephone conversations with physicians and other members of the health care team, both within and outside the institution. He/she must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advocate for the clinical research process per institutional, divisional, and departmental SOPs in keeping with Good Clinical Practice for research.
  • Other duties as assigned
Education Required: Bachelor's degree.

Experience Required: Three years experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or other related experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information
Requisition ID: 130283
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Soft
Pivotal Position: No
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200
Science Jobs: Yes