Clinical Research Coordinator 1

Location
Chicago
Posted
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Unit Job Summary: The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 provides support to the faculty of the Section of Hematology/Oncology within the Biological Sciences Division. The CRC will be involved in multiple research trials types: multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup studies at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, and multi-centered trials designed, implemented and coordinated in the Section. Coordinates all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication. Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules. Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications. Prepares and maintains protocol submissions and revisions. Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and potential side effects. Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events. Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings. May recruit and interview potential study patients. May obtain, possess, and transport specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: One year of research experience or relevant experience preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology/environment preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others required. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy required. Strong organizational skills required. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Strong data management skills and attention to detail required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required. Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials) required. Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm required. Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly required. Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments required.