Clinical Research Coordinator II - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Clinical Research Coordinator II - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Clinical Research Coordinator II - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Clinical Research Coordinator II serves as project manager of one multi-site NIH-funded clinical trial examining whether a culturally sensitive genetic testing program for living kidney donor candidates of African ancestry improves informed treatment decision-making. With oversight by the Principal Investigators, and reporting to the Clinical Research Supervisor, the Clinical Research Coordinator II has duties that include but are not limited to:

Study Initiation
  • Lead the site selection process through feasibility review to site initiation visit.
  • Complete the initial IRB submission of the protocol, informed consent form (ICF), HIPAA documents, and other study-related materials.
  • Work with necessary GUMC departments and systems (GUPass) as needed to assure the contract/budget is routed and executed, with input into the MCA and budget with the PI, under direct supervision of the Supervisor.
  • Coordinate study start-up with needed GUMC ancillary departments
  • Assure appropriate training occurs and is documented of all study personnel including attendance of sponsor-required meetings
  • Develop study job aides, checklists and source documents as needed to assure protocol compliance.

Study Enrollment
  • Identify and screen potential research participants to determine initial eligibility and interest in participation, while maintaining privacy protections; and vet eligibility with the PI or Sub-Investigator prior to enrollment.
  • Consent participants according to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) policy, as well protocol guidelines.
  • Schedule screening tests/procedures and study visits per the protocol and MGUH practices.

Study Management
  • Provide primary and back-up support to manage multiple industry-sponsored and/or non-industry sponsored studies conducted at GUMC.
  • Assure participants are managed compliantly through the protocol, and that visits occur within specified windows.
  • Schedule study visits, including ancillary departments as needed.
  • Assure the back-up coordinator is well-versed and trained on the Protocol in case the event that primary coordinator is unavailable.
  • Identify any adverse events and serious adverse events, work with the PI to assess severity and relatedness, and report the events appropriately and efficiently to sponsor and the IRB.
  • Assure source documentation is attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original, and accurate.
  • Maintain a master regulatory file, including required regulatory documents - such as the FDA Form 1572, IRB correspondence, and originally-signed informed consent forms.
  • Coordinate and lead on-site or remote study monitoring visits; and support the PI in the event of an FDA inspection.
  • Assure OnCore is updated per institutional policy and that internal GUMC/ departmental invoicing practices are current.
  • Attend internal orientation to study budget meetings and quarterly budget reviews as scheduled.
  • Liaise with sponsor regarding site management, including data management and query resolution in a timely matter.
  • Maintain consistent and clear communication with Principal Investigators and sponsors/CROs.

Study Closeout
  • Verify all participant visits are complete, and that all associated safety reporting has been done, including adverse event reporting.
  • Assure data entry and query resolution is complete, and that source documentation is current.
  • Assure OnCore is current and that all study invoicing is complete; and verify financial closure with the Supervisor/Director.
  • Conduct the sponsor closeout visit and complete regulatory closeout, including IRB closure, drug/device/supply/equipment return, and records retention per institutional policy.

  • Act as mentor to new research staff on research process and regulation.
  • Participate in and/or lead regular research quality management activities to ensure research studies are in compliance with federal regulations, ICH GCP, and institutional policies.
  • Comply with all GUMC and clinical trial management policies, assuring compliance with Medicare clinical trials billing procedure.
  • Assure sponsor and institutional training is current, including CITI, COI, IATA, University Lab and that Biological Safety training, MedStar required mandatories, and EHS work status is updated annually.
  • Attend a minimum of six (6) GUMC research meetings each year.
  • Abide by departmental SOPs and procedures including effort reporting.
  • Rotate in the CTTM research call schedule to support 24 hours a day/7 days a week coverage of clinical trials and biorepository work.
  • Under direction of the Supervisor/Director, assure adequate training has occurred and is documented to staff the call rotation.

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or related field
  • At least 2 to 4 years of research experience [An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted]
  • Working knowledge of the federal regulations and federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), as well as familiarity with the International Conference on Harmonisation Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP)
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft, Google, data capture systems, electronic medical records, and other computer applications

Preferred qualifications
  • Master's Degree in the field of social sciences, health sciences, multicultural studies, or a related field
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to adapt communication style to multiple cultural environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences
  • An understanding of the issues of institutional and structural racism and bias
  • Strong interest in incorporating the perspectives of communities of color in the analysis of the outcomes of clinical decision-making, and in considering the psychosocial and clinical impacts of genetic testing on communities of color
  • Certified clinical research certification (SoCRA or ACRP) preferred - and is required within one year of eligibility

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