Clinical Research Coordinator - Cancer Center (Clinical Trials Office) (Job ID #119104)
University of Illinois Cancer Center
The University of Illinois Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator. As part of this dynamic team, Clinical Research Coordinators manage and direct the coordination and timely handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre and post research activities, in and outside the clinical setting. Clinical Research Coordinators are responsible for the implementation and conduct of multiple research projects of clinical phases (I-IV), development of effective patient recruitment strategies, coordination of comprehensive patient protocol treatment schedules, and overseeing and participating in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management for multi-faceted investigation.
Assist in the establishment and coordinate the implementation of clinical research protocol priorities and organizational structure.
Notify and inform physicians, clinical staff, affiliates, and grant sponsors of adverse events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical research and patients enrolled at UIC.
Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including review and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as required by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB), the National Cancer Institute's Central IRB, the Cancer Center's Protocol Review Committee and grant sponsors.
Review laboratory and clinic procedures and evaluations regularly to ensure protocol compliance.
Act as a liaison between physicians, clinical staff and the UIC IRB office, grant sponsors, and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects.
Assist physicians and clinical staff in the identification, recruitment and enrollment strategies of patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research protocol requirements.
Execute informed consent process and monitor patient status; enroll patients into research studies, explain the studies to the patients and their families/loved ones, and obtain/document proper informed consent.
Ensure that the patient enrollment and research activities comply with the established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.
Participate in conducting surveys and quality of life interviews of patients in research protocols.
Assist investigators in organizing study data for grant progress reports, analysis for meeting presentations and publications.
Perform other related duties and participates in special projects, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in nursing, health science, or a health-related field required.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional certification preferred and required within 2 years of hire.
At least one year experience in a research discipline required. Experience in a clinical research setting and experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB's required; experience with oncology research protocols highly preferred.
Familiarity with medical terminology and procedures including electronic medical records and billing preferred.
Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Requires excellent written and oral communications, presentation and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.
Knowledge of Medicare Coverage Analyses and conventional care cost billing, highly desirable.
Experience with Electronic Medical Records, a plus.
Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case report forms; knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computerized information retrieval systems, and computer data management; ability to identify, produce, organized, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures (e.g., informed consent process, data safety and monitoring plans, principles of data collection and documentation) involved with clinical trials and other clinical research; ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of clinical tasks required for research (e.g., phlebotomy, centrifugation, alloquotting blood, interviewing).
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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