DPS Clinical Research Assistant I

Location
California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 31 2018
Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Requisition 14999

DPS Clinical Research Associate I

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Manages an assigned set of multiple research protocols to assure efficiency and regulatory compliance of the protocol. Responsible for compilation, registration and submission of data; monitors study compliance and maintains a system for effective data flow associated with research protocols. Exercises frequent independent judgment as defined in the position accountabilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts protocol management for an assigned set of multiple research protocols.
  • Maintains current and accurate protocol documentation; notifies investigators of pertinent protocol changes.
  • Ensures participants are appropriately registered; maintains documentation of participant registration.
  • Compiles and submits data on appropriate forms according to protocol requirements.
  • Ensures protocol compliance with intense monitoring of specific study requirements; and schedules protocol related activities.
  • Plays active role in recruitment of participants to study.
  • Assists in training and mentoring new clinical research staff members.
  • Performs protocol specific clinical duties as required per the research study.
  • Performs data management and data analyses, as required by the research study.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with participants, visitors and other hospital personnel, while assuring confidentiality of participant information.
  • Collects and delivers specimens for analysis, using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens; ensures proper labeling and obtains pertinent clinical and protocol information on request forms; develops and maintains knowledge of various aspects of processing specimens, paying particular attention to safety practices.
  • Identifies and communicates important protocol and data management issues or problem areas to supervisor.
  • Works on special data management projects as assigned.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Ensures work environment is organized and functions efficiently.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Is able to function independently with no quality control audits beside one yearly audit.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

Minimum Education: Associate's Degree. Preferred Education:Bachelor's DegreeExperience may substitute for minimum education requirements. Minimum Experience: Read, identify and extract pertinent data from medical record

Ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology

Medical Terminology

Medical Record, Health Information Systems, or related health field

Preferred Experience:

  • Skills/Abilities: Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills. Excellent reading comprehension.
  • Foster/promote a positive image and professional appearance
  • Sensitivity to intercultural relations
  • Access data in computer data bases
  • Proofread documents
  • Research information
  • Compile data
  • Use computer packages
  • Use word-processing software
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Understand Kimball Dimensional Modeling Techniques and terminology
  • Model relational database designs with Entity Relationship Diagrams
  • Create clear data element definitions and data dictionaries
  • Write basic SQL queries
  • Software:Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Access, preferred
  • Internet, preferred
  • Salesforce, preferred
  • Tableau, preferred
  • Computer languages: HTML, CSS, SQL, SAS, Python, R, JavaScript, Bash, or Apex, preferred
  • Machines/Equipment: Calculator
  • Personal computer
  • Fax
  • Photocopier
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Lab Coat or Apron
  • If responsible for specimen handling:
  • Eye Protection/Goggles
  • Face Protection Gown
  • Mask
  • Non-Sterile Medical Gloves
  • Sterile Medical Gloves
  • Respirator
  • Working / Environmental Conditions: Atmosphere and environment associated with an office setting
  • Atmosphere and environment associated with patient care areas
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
  • Requires judgment that could affect image of The City of Hope
  • Occasional pressure due to deadline requirements
  • Occasional travel required
  • Exposed to material of a confidential nature on a regular basis
  • Pressure due to deadline requirements
  • Frequent pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
  • Contact with participants/participant families under varied circumstances
  • Subject to regularly changing priorities and work assignments
  • Subject to handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Possible exposure to infectious, radioactive or biohazardous agents
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Contact with participants/participant families under varied circumstances
  • Subject to situations involving grief processes & related issues
  • Possibly exposed to the risk of bloodborne pathogens
  • Physical Demands:Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 10 lbs.)
  • Frequent prolonged standing/walking
  • Manual dexterity and mobility
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Lifts/handles participant files
  • Works at PC involving focused concentration
  • Extensive telephone activity
  • Occasionally copies heavy charts/files
  • Works at tasks involving focused concentration
  • Copies material for extended periods of time
  • Works at computer tasks involving hand/wrist coordination
  • Pushes/pulls filled wheeled carts

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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