Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Irvine, Orange County
Jul 24, 2014
Department: Department Of Medicine
Req No.: 2014-0631
Location: UCI Medical Center - Orange

Job Summary

Under the direction of a Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator Supervisor, the Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator position supports the research efforts of a double-blind clinical trial. Key responsibilities include recruitment, consenting and follow up with eligible hospital and nursing home participants. Position includes scheduling meetings, providing in person instructions about study protocols, answering questions, assisting in survey and educational material development, performing data collection, including nose (nares) swabs and chart reviews. Duties include data entry and research database maintenance, as well as assistance with IRB documents.


Salary: Hourly $19.61 - $24.65

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

Position requires travel in personal car throughout the Orange County and Southern Los Angeles County Area.

Valid California's Driver License

Final candidate subject to background check.

As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

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Job Description
Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 80%
Recruit and consent patients into a double-blind clinical trial by following and contributing to detailed protocols involving traveling to hospitals, nursing homes, and patient homes throughout Orange County and Southern Los Angeles County as well as conducting recruitment via phone. Interact with Infection Control programs and Microbiology laboratories to identify eligible patients. Perform nose swabs and transport swabs to designated laboratories. Maintain detailed logs of activities.
Coordinate protocol activities with the principal investigator and co-investigators to ensure fulfillment of all protocol requirements are met.
Recruit and consent, communicating with the patient to ensure full understanding of the protocol, (time commitment, purpose of study, risks, benefits, compliance, etc.) and all information is explained completely and accurately. Conduct follow up appointments with enrolled patients.
If Spanish speaker, translate for Spanish speaking patients using Spanish-language study materials.
Administer developed surveys and accurately convey information to the patient and records response. Complete necessary forms related to the trial.
Provide emotional, educational, and trial specific clinical support to patients. Act as a liaison between patient and nurse/physician or physician investigators. Provide patient education guides and answer questions as necessary.
Communicate with patients regarding side effects, appointments, questions regarding the protocol, and treatment. Assist in identifying, triaging, and reporting adverse events associated with the trial and referring for further assessment as needed.
Job Essential Function 2
Percent of Time: 20%
Participate in staff meetings to communicate progress, present problems and their resolutions, discuss future processes.  Develop and revise surveys and educational materials, including formatting, and printing. High accuracy data entry into databases. Monitor and respond to participant phone and email queries, including scheduling and performance of follow up visits according to detailed protocols. Place and ensure proper receipt of medical record requests. Review and redact medical records. Assist in study coordination, reimbursements, purchasing, shipping, budgeting, and reviewing recharges for assigned clinical studies. Assist with IRB preparations, submissions, and continuing reviews. If Spanish speaker, translate documents into Spanish.
Assist in database design and modification. Create database reports as needed.
Maintain tracking and filing system including infrastructure for rapid identification, follow-up, and summary of prior activities and current status.
Monitor and manage laboratory results.
Provide support and staffing for events, conferences, investigator meetings.
Monitor and order supplies.
Bachelors degree required in related field. Biological sciences or management fields highly preferred.
Prior research experience with demonstrated independent responsibilities and activities
Ability to operate a networked PC in a Windows environment with proficiency in MS Word and Excel, with data entry skills. Experience in Power point and Access desired.
Conducts research protocols with critical attention to detail. Evidence of multi-tasking abilities.
Ability to analyze a proEffective and professional interpersonal skillsblem from inception to completion and provide suggested solutions.
Highly attentive to proper handling of confidential information and documents
Ability to maintain accurate database files
Ability to function well in a team environment
valid California Driver's License
Masters Degree in Public Health or related field
Spanish speaker preferred but not required, both written and verbal
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
Bend: Frequently
Squat: Occasionally
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Not Applicable
Kneel: Occasionally
Handle Objects: Constantly
Push/Pull: Frequently
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Stand: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Constantly
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Constantly
Write: Constantly
Perform Calculations: Constantly
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Frequently
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Frequently
Contact with Water/Liquids: Occasionally
Drive Motorized Equipment: Frequently
Confined Spaces: Occasionally
Elevated Work Location: Frequently
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Occasionally
Gas System: Not Applicable