JOB SUMMARY: Assures the integrity and quality of clinical research trials are maintained under occasional guidance. Plans and implements recruitment procedures, manages enrollment of the trial, and ensures compliance with protocols.
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Posseses knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporation of them in the conduct of research and care of participants.
Proficiently prepares and processes new research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse events.
Perform administrative duties for trials, including but not limited to: Procuring equipment, preparing documentation, and packaging and shipping medications.
Utilize nursing skills to perform procedures, deliver individualized care, and abide by research protocols. If problems arise, identify and implement solutions, assuring goals are met.
Performs the procedures required of each study protocol, understanding standard of care versus research. Continually assesses the need for additional protections for research participants.
Recruit and identify the eligibility of candidates, regularly assessing them to ensure continued eligibility for participation. Troubleshoots trial recruitment strategies to ensure trials are completed in a timely manner.
Provides education and training to appropriate personnel and participants in research specific methodology and procedures.
Utilizes knowledge of disease processes to observe for and report adverse events to the principal investigator and all regulatory authorities as required by protocol, policies and procedures and regulations.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Qualifications - External
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year experience
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