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The University of Washington, Division of Medical Oncology has an excellent position for a Clinical Research Data Coordinator in the Melanoma/Renal Clinical Trials Research Program.
The purpose of this position is to promote the research objectives of the Melanoma/Renal Program in the Division of Oncology. This position works with Division of Medical Oncology faculty to facilitate pharmaceutical-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials, identify research problems and design hypotheses to be tested. Under the direction of the research manager this position will design and implement multiple research projects to test the hypotheses in human subjects.
The Data Coordinator will work with the research team to collect and abstract clinical data from medical records and research charts, work closely with the physicians and research staff in providing administrative and technical support for research projects, and will follow complex instructions for processing laboratory samples (including blood, urine, and tissue samples) for tracking, storage, or shipping.
The mission statement of the University of Washington Medical Center states that the Medical Center serves as a research resource, providing an environment in which clinical research may be conducted. This position is essential to that mission.
This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position requires daily interaction with physicians, other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators, patient service representatives, medical assistants), pharmaceutical company sponsors and any other groups integral to the successful completion of the research project.
Data Coordination, Abstraction and Analysis
Work with study team members to obtain, abstract, and code complex clinical information from multiple sources (medical records, research records, etc.) for research subjects. Code and record said information into various study-specific data-capture systems (both electronic and paper-based).
Resolve and answer data queries with minimal errors.
With other study team members make judgments about the relevance of the clinical data to the research for complicated oncology research subjects.
Responsible for maintaining computer spreadsheets and databases for research studies.
Understanding research study flow, work with clinic staff support services and research team members to set-up research subject appointments at required intervals.
With study team, draft scheduling request orders to meet study protocol needs.
Develop study-specific or program data acquisition forms in conjunction with study staff.
Work professionally with sponsor representatives to review and correct data recorded in the case report forms. Resolve queries in conjunction with research coordinators.
Request medical records from outside medical facilities.
Research Specimen Tracking and Coordination
Maintain and track laboratory sample supplies, complete requisition forms, and assemble kits for upcoming research subject visits for assigned clinical trials with minimal supervision.
Track and process research subject blood, urine, and tissue samples following study specific guidelines for storage and/or shipping with minimal supervision.
Work with the Melanoma/Renal Program Manager to develop process improvement tools. Assist in the assessment and design of tracking tools with the manager to develop standard practices within the Melanoma/Renal Program.
Assist Investigators and study team with preparation and analysis of study data for publication and grant preparation.
Collate and establish study-specific reference binders.
Maintain regulatory approvals files.
Collate and maintain clinical information from multiple sources into research charts, study binders, etc.
Track and maintain research subject schedules based on complex protocol-specific requirements.
Assist with retrieval and return of oral investigational agents to IDS pharmacy.
Assist Research Coordinators in insuring proper billing of research charges.
Interact with patients at study visits to collect data.
Perform protocol mandated ECGs.
Perform related tasks as assigned.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in a science-related field plus one year experience in the medical field
Demonstrated understanding of medical terminology
Strong computer skills and experience with data entry and databases
Strong attention to detail and ability to organize work
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to work effectively with colleagues, research subjects, and study sponsor representatives
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to carry out complex tasks Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of Oncology practice and terminology
Prior working experience at the UWMC, FHCRC, and/or SCCA
Prior experience in basic processing laboratory samples
Competency in Microsoft Office software
Competency in Allegro CTMS software
Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
Knowledge of GCP (Good Clinical Practice)
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