The Oncology Department is seeking a Sr Research Program Coordinatorwho will work under the direct supervision of the Research Nurse Manager or the Principal Investigator who is responsible for monitoring the clinical course and collecting research data on patients entered onto research protocols at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and participating sites. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator is responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance, and accuracy of all clinical research data for complex and detailed clinical trials and may assist with the orientation of less senior research staff in protocol and clinical research information. This is an intermediate level position in managing clinical trials and registry databases within the research program.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Maintains an excellent working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Works on complex clinical studies, which require a high level of expertise, coordination, and data abstraction.
Transmits and distributes protocol information.
Responsible for submission, verification, and maintenance of protocol-specific information on the SKCCC Research Protocol Library.
Maintains regulatory binder for each assigned protocol.
Prepares and submits annual renewal requests, amendments, and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and Sponsor requirements.
Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
May assist the principal investigator and program manager in defining information and plans required to accomplish studies' goals.
Will design and create protocol specific case report forms as needed.
May also assist less experienced staff in the design and creation of such documents.
Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements.
Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases for the SKCCC Clinical Research Office and Oncology Information Systems.
Maintains a research chart for each patient.
Collects, enters, and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources.
Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data information for the physician in treatment planning, presentations, and publications.
Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow-up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements.
May design and compile materials which aid physicians/other staff in complying with protocol requirements for these visits and tests.
Meets regularly with Principal Investigator, Research Nurse, and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial and Registry requirements.
Will develop and maintain a protocol database or spreadsheet for tracking patient activity, financial management, and data analysis as needed.
Will meet with clinical trial financial management staff to identify procedures, laboratory tests, and protocol events that require invoicing to the Sponsor as defined in the financial contract.
May participate in the development of invoicing schedules.
Prepares reports on individual patients or the study as required by the principal investigators and external agencies.
Enters patient demographic and clinical data into the institutional database as needed.
Timely response to particular projects or queries related to the data.
Prepares for and participates in monitoring and audits of studies.
Corrects errors in the database when necessary.
Writes responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator.
Completes minimum requirements for continuing education units.
Knowledgeable of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines, and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies.
May instruct introductory-level clinical research personnel in these guidelines and procedures.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Three years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $40,100 - $55.140 - $70,180 (Commensurate with Experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Onc Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Personnel area: School of Medicine
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