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Clinical Research Coordinator II - Cancer Prevention and Control Program

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The Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Cedars-Sinai conducts multi-disciplinary research projects prioritizing molecular epidemiological approaches to cancer prevention, risk assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. A central focus of the Program is to translate laboratory and population health research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center into clinical interventions that slow the progression of cancer, reduce the toxicity of cancer treatment, and enhance the quality of life in our patients. Our team interfaces with a diverse array of research participants, including healthy volunteers, people at risk for cancer, people with liver disease, transplant recipients, individuals with breast, colorectal, liver or pancreatic cancers, and individuals with pancreatitis and diabetes. 

The Clinical Research Coordinator II works independently providing study coordination support for prospective epidemiologic studies and clinical trials.  Responsibilities may include screening of potential participants for protocol eligibility, presenting an overview of study motivation and procedures, participating in the informed consent process, administering questionnaires, scheduling and follow-up of research study participants, transporting biospecimens from procedure rooms to the processing laboratory.  Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation and entry, and reporting including timely response to investigators requests and participants’ questions and concerns.  Responsible for compiling and reporting on each study including information related to protocol activity, accrual data, workload, and other research information; present this information at regular research staff meetings.  May plan and coordinate strategies for increasing patient enrollment, improving efficiency, training of personnel, or identifying new research opportunities.  Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB). 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independent study coordination including screening of potential patients for protocol eligibility, presenting non-medical trial concepts and details to the patients, and participating in the informed consent process.

Scheduling of patients for research visits and procedures.

In collaboration with the physician and other medical personnel, documents thoroughly on Case Report Forms (CRFs) the following; changes in patient condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug.

Maintains accurate source documents related to all research procedures.

Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting including timely response to sponsor queries.

Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.

Responsible for compiling and reporting on each study including information related to protocol activity, accrual data, workload, and other research information; present this information at regular research staff meetings.

Notifies direct supervisor about concerns regarding data quality and study conduct.

Works closely with a regulatory coordinator or directly with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, protocol deviations, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines.

May involve other regulatory / Institutional Review Board duties, budgeting duties, and assisting with patient research billing and reconciliation.

Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA and local Institutional Review Board.

Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

May coordinate training and education of other personnel.

May participate in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc.

May plan and coordinate strategies for increasing patient enrollment, and/or improving clinical research efficiency.

May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.

May identify new research opportunities and present to investigators

Participates in required training and education programs.

Conducts literature reviews and assists in the design of investigator-initiated studies including protocol design and development.

Work with PI to design and develop study related documents including questionnaires, Case Report Forms, manual of operations, and tracking forms for assigned studies.

Establishes data collection process for assigned studies and standardize data collection, including data flow, data management, data entry, error identification and correction. 

Work closely with Principal Investigator (PI) to streamline research study implementation, enrollment, and tracking of study conduct and progress for assigned studies.

May be trained on study related machine/equipment and procedures by either study sponsor, PI, or PI designee, if necessary for research study.

May conduct non-invasive clinical assessments (e.g., vital signs, FibroScan) for research purposes, if applicable, according to Cedars-Sinai policies.

Coordinates/implements patient specimen collection for research purposes
Experience:
Four (4) years minimum of directly related experience.

Educational Requirements: 
BA/BS degree.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred.
  • Working Title: Clinical Research Coordinator II - Cancer Prevention and Control Program
  • Department: SOCCI Clinical Research Office
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Beverly Hills
  • Job Category: Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies / Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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