Specialist, Clinical Research
Clinical Research Specialist
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Under direct supervision of the Director, Clinical Research and/or Research (Nurse) Manager, the incumbent will coordinate phase I through III oncology research studies and be responsible for maintaining and assuring protocol compliance for all research subjects. This role is responsible for regulatory and compliance documentation including protocol training for the clinic staff, imaging department and infusion center, test article accountability, and IRB transactions. Additional responsibilities include establishing relationships with outside providers for required tests not available in-house. The Specialist, Clinical Research must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of applicable federal regulations, institutional guidance documents and SOPs for the conduct of clinical trials to ensure human subject protection, compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements and the thorough collection, recording and maintenance of data and source documentation.
The Specialist, Clinical Research collaborates with physicians/investigators in review of potential protocols and in research subjects’ recruitment and screening for protocol eligibility and is responsible for developing an individualized strategy for identifying potentially eligible patients for each study. The Specialist, Clinical Research presents trial concepts and details to the research subjects, participates in the informed consent process, enrolls and coordinates care of subjects in compliance with protocol requirements. The Specialist, Clinical Research may provide teaching on investigational agents/devices to research subjects and maintains test article accountability. In collaboration with physicians/investigators, the Specialist, Clinical Research monitors subjects for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response/reactions to test articles, and thoroughly documents all findings. The Specialist, Clinical Research is responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, and reporting and entering all patient data in CTMS. The Specialist, Clinical Research is responsible for identifying research charges on patient bills. The Specialist, Clinical Research schedules and/or participates in off-site investigator meetings, pre-site selection visits, site-initiation visits, site-assessments, monitoring visits, and auditing activities as delegated by the Research (Nurse) Manager and/or Director, Clinical Research. The Specialist, Clinical Research may be responsible for and/or assist with completion and maintenance of regulatory documents in accordance with regulations, hospital and organizational policies and Standard Work Instructions. The Specialist, Clinical Research will participate in required training and education programs, provide clinical research education to local clinic staff, and ensure site research quality by practicing in compliance with policies, SWIs, principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The Specialist, Clinical Research may develop or assist with development of study tools including source documents and eligibility checklists and criteria cards and may be involved in the collection, processing, and shipping of protocol required lab specimens. The Specialist, Clinical Research maintains adequate supplies to conduct the studies and orders replacements as needed, maintains the equipment inventory (per protocol) and has appropriate certifications as required by protocol activities e.g., IATA certification). The Specialist, Clinical Research assists clinicians (LPNs, MAs, and/or RNs) as needed to ensure that protocol-required specimen collections, electrocardiograms, vital signs, study drugs and customary usual care medications, IV start and IV discontinuation as well as follow-up observations are performed per protocol (as applicable). The Specialist, Clinical Research may work in collaboration with Regulatory Coordinators, Data Coordinators, and Clinical Research Nurses as scope of work and project demands dictate.
Bachelor's degree in a healthcare or business related field with healthcare experience (Business Administration, Health Care Administration), clinical field (science, health, medicine, pharmacy, nursing), OR equivalent experience
minimum of 2 years of research experience
minimum of 2 years clinical research experience
Certification through SoCRA, ACRP, or other reputable entity within 3 years
Basic Life Support training within 6 months
Human Subjects Protection training/certification within 90 days
Availability for off hours coverage and occasional travel
Basic Oncology class within 1 year of employment.
Essential Physical Requirements:
Lifting up to 10 lbs
Prolonged standing, sitting, walking
Prolonged eye strain through work, concentration, or focusing
Ability to perform fine manipulation (keyboard)
Good visual acuity, acute hearing and ability to identify different colors are required
Push/pull of light objects, ie. carts
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