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This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research. The position is located at the Wohl Clinic. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position assists investigators as a research study coordinator of one or more clinical research studies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works under the principal investigator’s guidance to meet the research objectives of each project and performs duties as delegated.
Assists investigator with maintenance and updating of research unit standard operating procedures (SOP). Provides input for improvements in process and quality assurance. Participates in research team/lab meetings by providing updates and progress for all assigned studies.
Assists the investigator and other research staff by preparing and submitting IRB and regulatory to obtain approvals to conduct study and event reports in adherence with study procedures, budget, and established guidelines, including writing and submitting documents or on-line forms to the Washington University Human Research Protection Office or such outside review board as deemed appropriate for each study in a timely manner.
Demonstrates understanding of the primary objective and requirements of each study protocol, and determines best practices for management of the study in conjunction with the investigators and other study staff.
Passes training requirements including HIPAA, EPIC study coordinator, myIRB training, HRPO basic training and good clinical practice (GCP), EHS requirements for lab safety and obtaining/maintaining IATA certification, basic life support/CPR certification as well as study specific training as required by the study sponsor. Obtains recertification at the required intervals.
Performs functions to identify, screen and enroll study subjects. Recruits and schedules patients, explains study, screens for eligibility and obtains informed consent. Schedules visits with investigators, other study personnel, or other diagnostic testing units as needed in accordance with the study protocol. This requires in-depth understanding of each study protocol and communication with the principal investigator, other healthcare providers, community healthcare providers, patients and families.
Provides direct patient care, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patients; documents, collects data, and assists physicians and ensures data and lab specimens are obtained according to established protocol and GCP, including the drawing of blood and collecting urine samples.
Performs all study-related communication and procedures in accordance with the study protocol and SOP. Develops and maintains study records in a thorough, organized and timely manner, including accountability records for study medications, devices and other materials.
Performs data entry after each visit and patient contact, including unexpected events or unscheduled visits, as specified by protocol and/or study contract.
Serves as a resource to the Clinical Research team, including trainees in the division, also to the community.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Bachelor’s degree required; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling 4 years may substitute for this requirement.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C09.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The hiring range for this position is $43,326 - $54,205 annually.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.
Working knowledge of computer programs and systems.
Communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Normal clinical office environment with frequent lifting and transporting of heavy boxes of education material.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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