Clinical Research Coordinator - Community Health Centers, MSHC
This position manages and directs the coordination and timely handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre and post research activities for Mile Square Health Center (MSHC) research projects, addressing all areas of clinical, community-based, and translational science. The Clinical Research Coordinator is also responsible for managing and directing service projects through such funding mechanisms as HRSA.
The Clinical Research Coordinator assists with the implementation and conduct of multiple research and clinical quality projects approved by the MSHC Research Council, the regulatory review committee for research at Mile Square. This includes assisting with the development of effective patient recruitment strategies and coordination of comprehensive patient protocol schedules as well as supporting recruitment, screening, scheduling, and testing activities. Serves as a liaison between physicians, clinical staff, principal investigators, and the UIC IRB office, grant sponsors, and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects.
This position works collaboratively within Mile Square research and quality improvement projects along the scientific pipeline, from exploratory through the study of patients and populations to improve public health to advance the deployment of information and computation in healthcare; interpret critical biological findings; and translate biological discoveries into clinical utility. Center leadership team with a primary role of overseeing the accountability of HR Service including: the administration of recruitment, pre/post-hire transactions, employee relations, employee engagement, HR compliance & payroll functions across the Mile Square Enterprise.
Assist in the establishment and coordinate the implementation of clinical research protocol priorities and organizational structure.
Notify and inform physicians, clinical staff, affiliates, and grant sponsors of adverse events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical research and patients enrolled at UIC.
Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including review and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as required by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB), the National Cancer Institute's Central IRB, the Cancer Center's Protocol Review Committee and grant sponsors.
Review laboratory and clinic procedures and evaluations regularly to ensure protocol compliance.
Assist physicians and clinical staff in the identification, recruitment, and enrollment strategies of patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research protocol requirements.
Execute informed consent process and monitor patient status; enroll patients into research studies, explain the studies to the patients and their families/loved ones, and obtain/document proper informed consent.
Ensure that the patient enrollment and research activities comply with the established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines
Assist investigators in organizing study data for grant progress reports, analysis for meeting presentations and publications.
Review, summarize, and present applications for research and quality improvement at Mile Square to the Research Council and develop and distribute meeting agenda, meeting minutes, monthly reports, and board motion for project approval.
Provide data entry and data abstraction support for Research Council applications and related projects.
Participate in monitoring research and quality improvement projects at Mile Square (both active and closed projects) including conducting principal investigator annual surveys, collecting annual project status reports, and gathering project data.
Coordinate and schedule meetings for the Research Council members as well as meeting with principal investigators to plan project implementation and follow up. This includes attending meetings at multiple Mile Square sites, and taking and distributing meeting minutes.
Propose new research agendas and programs based on independent analysis and in-depth understanding of the field of clinical & translational research.
Support research development and grant writing to expand the research agenda at Mile Square in alignment with the Mile Square priority areas.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in science, nursing or health-related field required. Master's Degree in public health, or related field preferred.
A minimum of 2 years of related research experience in clinical research or clinical quality required.
Experience working with underserved populations.
Familiarity with medical terminology and procedures including electronic medical records and billing preferred.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional certification preferred and required within 2 years of hire.
Knowledge of Medicare Coverage Analysis and conventional care cost billing, highly desirable.
Knowledge of research protocols, experimental design, principles and procedures including clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case report forms.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Strong written and oral communications, presentation and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software. REDCap experience is a plus.
Excellent problem solving skills and abilities.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by November 1, 2019.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.