Position Overview: Under the supervision of the Research Director, provides independent coordination of multiple, complex clinical research studies in order to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of clinical research studies through all stages as the study progresses and shows vigilance in participant safety, protocol compliance, and data quality. This job evaluates, initiates and maintains all activities related to the conduct of clinical research studies in assigned area(s) of responsibility. The clinical research process the CRC supports involves regulatory, including federal and SRHS compliance, case finding for potential clinical research study enrollment, case management and data management.
DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
Reports to: Grants Program Director
Certification: Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support (BCLS) is required; however, training will be provided, as needed. Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) or Registered Nurse (RN) preferred. Phlebotomy experience is preferred or completion of course works within three months of accepting the position
Education: Bachelor's degree in science or related field or nursing degree preferred.
Associate's degree considered with sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.
Experience: One to two years relevant experience in a clinical research setting required. Three or more years relevant experience preferred, including regulatory experience. Experience working independently, organizing work, and setting priorities. Requires effective communication and time management skills. Requires ability to understand and implement protocols. Must be a self?motivated individual with the ability to think critically and work independently. Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard. Must be a self?motivated individual with the ability to think critically and work independently.
Physical Demands: Work is mainly sedentary: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time with regular requirements to move about the office, move about the facility, and to travel to another facility within the System. Work involves using repetitive motions: substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction; the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound. Work involves expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word: details, data, instructions, etc. Work requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data; and view a computer terminal. Must have the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Work may involve being exposed to biohazards, infectious diseases, and latex.
Mental Demands: Must have the ability to understand, remember, and communicate factual, statistical information and data. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively manage stress.
Special Demands: Working knowledge of cancer pathology, staging procedures, and treatment modalities in review/case-finding process is preferred. Working knowledge of basic statistical software/databases, Epic (and retain ARIA), and Microsoft Office programs including, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint required. Knowledge of good clinical practices and federal requirements for clinical research. Job may require traveling throughout the SRHS service area - with the employee providing his/her own transportation. Must have a valid driver license.
About Singing River Health System
Singing River Health System is both a mission-driven provider of health services and one of the largest employers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Every day our dedicated team of caregivers makes an impact on the lives of almost everyone in our community, often in more ways than one. With pride, passion, and commitment, we will improve health and save lives in our community every day.