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The Clinical Research Coordinator may coordinate device and drug treatment research trials, as well as observational studies conducted at Children's Medical Center, including but not limited to study set-up, implementation, fiscal monitoring, and data collection/entry. Usually serves as the Children's employee managing the coordination of all aspects of the assigned research project(s) at Children's in support of the Principal Investigator and ensuring compliance with all Children's policies, state and federal regulations that govern clinical research.
Job Specific Responsibilities:
- Evaluate patients for inclusion and exclusion criteria on multiple protocols. Consent and enroll subjects on trials as appropriate. Be familiar with treatment and visit schedules for assigned studies.
- Coordinate/perform scheduling of procedures and treatments and serve as an educational resource for participants regarding study requirements. Be proficient at reviewing medical records to assess patient’s disease status, treatment course, and adverse events. Complete case report forms and submit to sponsor according to deadlines. Participate in long-term follow-up efforts on research participants and submit on-going data. Communicate with pharmacy to ensure investigational drug is ordered per protocol when needed. Clinically licensed coordinators may be responsible for administering study related medications.
- Open and maintain institutional approval for research studies including but not limited to initial UT Institutional Review Board submissions (creating consent forms, HIPAA forms, project summaries), new research questionnaires for IRB and Children's Medical Center Research Department, amendments, annual reviews and adverse event reporting. Consult with Children's Medical Center Research Department to establish study budgets and ongoing oversight of research billing to ensure compliance with laws regarding research billing. Communicate with sponsor to keep all documents updated. Communicate with physicians and clinical staff regarding patient research participation.
- Coordinate sample procurement according to protocol and disease. Maintain samples of fluids and/or tissue in a sterile condition and promptly distribute to local and national clinical and research laboratories. Assist in labeling and storing of blood, urine and other specimens for analysis. Collect, correlate and file patient records and laboratory data for analysis. Receive reports and facilitate Principal Investigator review of results. Package and ship samples according to local and federal IATA guidelines. Reconcile shipment billing.
- Requires occasional attendance at out of town professional meetings.
- Participate in professional development programs such as staff, departmental, UTSW research community, and national meetings in disease specific areas.
- Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional, courteous manner
- May be required to work outside normal business hours.
- At least 1 year of related experience is required
- Clinical Research experience - coordinating, monitoring or regulatory and or pediatric clinical experience preferred
- Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
- Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience preferred
Licenses & Certifications:
- In Respiratory: Current Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner license, RRT registration through NBRC and BLS for Healthcare Providers. RRT-NPS through NBRC and PALS certification required within 6 months of hire required.
- CCRP/CCRC certification through SoCRA / ACRP preferred.
Children’s Health offers opportunities for learning and career development; competitive pay; and a comprehensive benefits program. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our team members have a voice in their work through surveys, pulses and town halls. And we honor and celebrate our staff with year-round employee appreciation events.
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Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Expiration Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020