Clinical Research Assoc II (Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center)
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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for all aspects of study site monitoring including routine monitoring and close-out of clinical sites, maintenance of study files, conduct of pre-study and initiation visits; liaise with vendors, and other duties as assigned assuring that the integrity and quality of the research is maintained and that the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure and research protocols.
Remote and On-Site Monitoring Responsibilities and Assessment of Site Performance
Ensure study staff who will conduct the protocol have received proper materials and instructions to safely enter patients into the study
Ensure the protection of study patients by verifying that informed consent procedures and protocol requirements are adhered to according to the applicable regulatory requirements
Ensure the integrity of the data submitted on Case Report Forms (CRFs) or other data collection tools by careful source document review. Monitor data for missing or implausible data. Ensure timely distribution of monitoring visit reports and any supplemental documents/reports to all sites as part of our contribution to the expeditious completion of the study procedures and data collection as well as building and maintaining relationships between sites and the Coordinating Center
Ensure the resources of the funder and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are spent wisely by performing the required monitoring tasks in an efficient manner according to established SOPs and guidelines
When traveling will adhere to all applicable policies and guidelines of Vanderbilt University Medical Center including managing travel expenses in an economical fashion and preparing accurate and timely trip reports
Perform Case Report Form Review
Review case report form, query generation and resolution against established monitoring plan guidelines, with or without direct supervision, on Vanderbilt University Medical Center data management systems
Assist with Administration of Clinical Research Projects
Assist in recruitment/review of investigators, collecting investigator documentation and site management
Update, track and maintain study-specific trial management tools/systems
Generate and track drug shipments and supplies as needed
Attend investigator meetings, project team meetings and teleconferences as needed
Coordinate slot allocation/randomization of study patients across all sites, providing timely study updates as needed to all applicable site personnel.
Develop materials (slides, reports, charts, etc.) for multi-site teleconferences and dose-escalation calls as needed to provide relevant details to all interested parties.
Assist with site/study audit preparation and follow up on Corrective Action Plan responses as needed
Provide Coverage for Clinical Contact
Assist CRAIII in clinical coverage via telephone, email, or in-person as required
Perform other duties as assigned by management
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
***Minimum Qualifications Required***
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.