CLINICAL RESEARCH SPECIALIST, SR

Employer
Duke University
Location
Behavioral Medicine
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of research, data, and clerical duties of a routine and technical nature to support the conduct of clinical research under the supervision of a Clinical Research Coordinator or similar Clinical Research Units (CRU)/Oversight Organization (OO) designee. Participate in day-to-day operations related to the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data and may train Clinical Research Specialists (CRS) in these tasks.

Work Performed

1. Research Operations. Screens participants in person or over the phone for non-complex studies (e.g., questionnaire, data registry, scripted) or may collect information from the electronic health record (EHR) to assist study team in determining eligibility. Recruits research participants according to study protocol and follows standard operating procedures (SOPs) and strategies to manage and retain research subjects. Schedules participants for research visits and prepares necessary documents, equipment, supplies, etc. Conducts and documents non-complex visits and scripted testing or interviews and may manage participant payment. Maintains participant- level documentation for non-complex (e.g., questionnaire, data registry, scripted) studies outside of the EHR. Assists with establishing and maintaining study-level documentation. May assist with study level documentation and approvals for international studies. Under supervision, assists with managing investigational products including arrival, storage, and handling (requisitions, inventory, and reordering) and prepares for study monitoring and audit visits. Independently employs simple procedures for collecting, preparing, processing, shipping, and maintaining inventory of specimens. Follows SOPs and participates in study team meetings.

2. Safety and Ethics. Recognizes known potential adverse events, identified in the protocol or investigator brochure, and reports to study team. Conducts and documents consent for participants in non- complex studies. These are typically repositories, survey studies, simple observational studies and non-patient studies that do not involve investigational products or devices. Cannot consent for any studies that involve investigational products or devices or require clinical research orders in Maestro Care (i.e., electronic health record). Assists with the development of consent plans and documents for participants.

3. Data. Enters and collects basic data for research studies. May score scripted or validated tests and measures. Independently corrects and documents incomplete, inaccurate, or missing data for non-complex studies and follows SOPs for quality assurance. Runs summaries and reports on existing data. Follows required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance. In addition, recognizes and reports security of physical and electronic data vulnerabilities. Learns and uses new technology when required.

4. Scientific Concepts. Assists with simple literature searches. Under guidance, develops sections of protocols for simple studies (e.g., registries, survey studies). Provides some contribution to scientific publications or presentations (no authorship).

5. Site and Study Management. As directed, attends or schedules site visits and assists in preparing studies for closeout, (e.g., packing files, documenting files for storage, shipping extra supplies back to sponsor). Associates patients with studies in CRMS. For studies with simple supplies or equipment, ensures that there are ample supplies and that equipment is in good working order. Follows protocol-specific systems and process flows.

6. Leadership and Professionalism. Works with the manager to understand areas of opportunity and develop a training plan. Takes training courses and applies the knowledge and skills. May also train others in the skills learned. Keeps current with research updates by attending key external departmental meetings (i.e. Research Wednesday, RPN, additional training, etc.). Communicates with other study personnel as required for study implementation and routine problem resolution.

Required Qualifications at this LevelEducation/Training

Work requires an Associate's degree.

Experience

One year of relevant experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for required experience.

Skills

Can easily use computing software and web-based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products and internet browsers).

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Organization

Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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