Clinical Research Coordinator
Oversees, coordinates, develops, and manages the day-to-day clinical activities for specified research trials in accordance with the research parameters established by the Principle Investigator (PI). The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) promotes good clinical practices in the conduct of investigations by possessing an in-depth knowledge of federal regulations and guidance documents for the conduct of clinical trials and human subject protection. The CRC conducts clinical tasks per protocol and as delegated by the PI and sponsoring organizations. The CRC assures compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements, by collecting, recording, and maintaining data and source documentation. The CRC will work closely with the PI’s, department members, study sponsors, and the institution, to support administration of the compliance, financial, personnel and other related aspects of all ongoing clinical studies.
Facilitate and coordinate daily clinical activities; the position plays a critical role in the conduct of all studies.
Act as liaison between PI’s, ancillary departments, research subjects, sponsoring organizations and regulating bodies, vendors, brokers, and suppliers of products and services.
Provides technical guidance regarding interpretation of state, federal benefits legislation, ensures organizational compliance, and submits regulatory reports as required.
With program participants; conduct interviews, schedule participant appointments, administer surveys for research purposes, collect and aggregate data, and act as patient liaison for the PI.
Serve as a member of the research team.
Maintains required documentation including source documentation, subject logs, various records, reports, and other essential documents.
Data mining and data entry.
Develops contingency plans and responds to unforeseen circumstances utilizing planned resources.
Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university specializing in law, biomedical sciences, ethics, public health or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
EXPEREINCE: Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required. Accredited Clinical Research Professional or LPN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of benefits theory, practices, and tools utilized (preferably within the hospital or healthcare industry) is required.
Above-average skill in the use of all Microsoft Office applications (ex: Excel, PowerPoint, etc required; familiarity with spreadsheets and statistical data is necessary (as will be related to quality improvement and tracking projects).
Knowledge of nursing care and assessment best practices as well as related clinical components.
Knowledge of regulations and policies as it relates to patient research, evaluation, care and information.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Highly organized and able to multi-task.
Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure protocols.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
Ability to work with concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and to apply mathematical operations to solve or analyze job-related situations.
Ability to identify positive or negative variances from expected outcomes.
Requires problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking, analytical, and deduction skills.
Ability to work with diverse populations and adjust approaches as needed. Demonstrated compassion, integrity and ability to work with a wide range of disciplines.
Ability to be sympathetic, culturally sensitive and emotionally supportive to the patient/family throughout the care continuum.
Must maintain a positive and professional attitude through stressful situations.
Must be able to work in a self-directed environment, with an ability to work with teams.
Excellent presentation skills; ability to implement professional and community based education programs.