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Clinical Research Coordinator II - Clinical & Translational Research Center

Los Angeles, California

Overview

Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. By joining us in an academic role, you’ll be a part of formulating future ideas for discovery and then translating those discoveries into cures for the benefit and health of the Los Angeles community.

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What makes a successful Clinical Research Coordinator II - Clinical & Translational Research Center at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver

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Culture

Discovery is central to Cedars-Sinai’s mission. Our laboratories and clinics generate ideas, therapies, devices, and systems that contribute to biomedical progress around the world. Cedars-Sinai’s investigators push the frontiers of biomedicine with studies in cardiac care, cancer, digestive health, the neurosciences, women’s health, and more. Cedars-Sinai’s robust academic enterprise shapes the experts who will help redefine medicine for the next generation.

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0578481D

Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.

Cedars-Sinai is a partner institution in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), an academic-clinical-community partnership designed to accelerate scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs to improve health in the most populous and diverse county in the United States. Our mission is to create a borderless clinical and translational research institute that brings UCLA innovations and resources to bear on the greatest health needs of Los Angeles. To learn more, please visit: Clinical & Translational Science Institute | Cedars-Sinai.

The Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) supports innovative, patient-oriented research, offers clinical research training and recognition programs and provides researchers an environment for seeing patients when they take part in clinical research studies. To learn more, please visit: Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) | Cedars-Sinai.

Under supervision of the CTSI CTRC leadership, perform clinical research coordinator activities for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC). The Clinical Research Coordinator II works independently providing study coordination including screening of potential research participants for protocol eligibility, presenting non-medical trial concepts and details, and participating in the informed consent process. Responsible for compiling and reporting on each study including information related to protocol activity, accrual data, workload, and other research information; presents this information at regular research staff meetings. May plan and coordinate strategies for increasing research participant 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).

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
  • May participate in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc.
  • May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.
  • Participates in required training and education programs.

Department-Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • May provide assistance in the compilation of the department annual progress report with ability to interact with research staff and investigators to collect necessary data, including searching for publication data in PubMed, or registration within the NIH publication database.
  • May provide assistance in the compilation of the study specific research visit database, providing study data spreadsheets of research subject data, while maintaining research patient confidentiality and engaging with the investigator or study staff to reconcile data.
  • Must observe human subject protections education requirements and guidelines, including CITICOURSE and maintain continuing education credits.
  • Assists in special projects as assigned. Should be able to prioritize tasks, be detail minded, and be an effective communicator.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree, preferred.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Two (2) years of clinical research related experience, required.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity
  • Ability to interpret and apply knowledge of State, Federal and Agency standards to comply with regulations
  • Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats.
  • Must present professional demeanor and interactions with the research community including research participants and/or family members, leadership, investigators, research nurses, coordinators, research pharmacy, sponsored research staff, and other ancillary service departments.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification, preferred.

  • Working Title: Clinical Research Coordinator II - Clinical & Translational Research Center
  • Department: Home Dept-Melmed
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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