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The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination of intervention Phase I-III clinical trials of various complexities. The position will perform tasks relating to the start-up, management and close-out of studies including implementing new study processes with relevant service areas, screening patients for eligibility, and tracking patient visits, assuring adherence to protocol schedules of events, and maintaining study records,. The Coordinator will work on multiple studies for one investigator and provide regular updates on the progress of the studies. The CRC II reports directly to the Clinical Research Manager.
Prepares study start-up templates and documentation including eligibility checklists, study-specific clinic orders and study calendars (if not completed by the Clinical Research Manager).
Serves as main point of contact with sponsors and keeps investigators informed about enrollment opportunities
Screens and registers patients; ensures eligibility requirements are met.
Assures consent forms are completed correctly and in entirety and that the consent process is appropriately documented.
Proposes orders for study related clinic procedures such as blood draws, exams, infusions and other procedures according to protocol requirements; coordinates with clinic, and pharmacy staff to ensure proper documentation and timing of research-related procedures.
Attends clinic visits as time permits and when appropriate to update concomitant medications and adverse events and assure subject understanding of study requirements.
Responsible for the abstraction of data and CRF interpretation with data coordinator assistance.
Identifies procedural problems, communicates to the PI and research manager, and completes patient safety net reporting.
Manages Serious Adverse Event reporting to study sponsors and the IRB.
Screens third party safety reports per institutional procedures.
Assures adherence to research protocols and maintains protocol deviation documentation.
Requests insurance authorization and assures the process is complete prior to initiation of study procedures.
Collaborates with study monitors and responds to findings.
Creates and maintains patient tracking tools; communicates status to sponsors, investigators, management and relevant departments.
Acts as a resource to physicians, investigators, other staff members, and other organizations regarding protocol procedures, data collection requirements and other study related operations.
Maintains Patient Tracking System (PATS) and provides information for center-wide accrual reporting.
Maintains study financial trackers.
Keeps knowledge and skills current by completing mandated training and attending meetings with the study team and the Consortium, such as the monthly coordinator meeting, relevant brown bags, faculty and administrative presentations, and other opportunities of interest.
Associate degree required, with Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Applicant must have a minimum of two to three years of clinical research or related experience.
Previous experience in oncology research and clinical data collection is preferred.
This position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment.
Collaborative focus is essential, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique en...vironment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!