Cancer Center Clinical Research Coordinator
Working Title: Cancer Center Clinical Research Coordinator
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Cancer Center
Posting Date: 03-27-2017
The Cancer Center's Office of Clinical Research (CC OCR) at the University of Virginia is looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to assist with the coordination and management of clinical trials as more opportunities for cancer patients to enroll in clinical cancer trials are becoming available. This position may serve as a CRC for various oncology study teams.
The incumbent will recruit, obtain informed consent, screen, and enroll study participants who meet research criteria for oncology trials. The employee will be responsible for organizing, planning and coordinating of patients on trials and documentation of data. This position will not have supervisory responsibilities and will work under immediate supervisor.
This position is restricted and contingent upon continuation of funding.
To be considered for the position, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree, with at least one year of applicable experience. Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification with at least four years of relevant experience as a clinical research coordinator may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
Work experience in a health care environment with 2-3 years' experience in clinical trials is preferred. Registered Nurse (RN) licensure is preferred. If not licensed, a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification is preferred. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations as they apply to the conduct of clinical research is preferred. Proficiency in the following computer applications is preferred: Microsoft Access, Epic, and A2K3.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated consistent ability to communicate exceptionally in both written and verbal forms.
2. Ability to accurately and consistently document information.
3. Ability to work as a part of a collaborative team, as well as independently, and with attention to detail.
4. Ability to interact with patients, family members, physicians, and ancillary personnel, as well as research committees and outside sponsor personnel, in a professional manner.
5. Considerable knowledge of scientific principles and research methodology; proficient knowledge of medical terminology with the ability to manage large amounts of information.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
7. Ability to manage multiple clinical trials simultaneously.
8. Ability to identify and resolve problems.
9. Ability to sort and compile data.
10. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices for research.
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