DPS Clinical Research Assistant I

Location
Duarte, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 10 2019
Ref
10002250
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 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

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.



Key Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must have an Associate's Degree
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.
  • Must be able to Read, identify and extract pertinent data from medical record
  • Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology
  • Must have excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent reading comprehension.
  • Must foster/promote a positive image and professional appearance
  • Must be able to access data in computer data bases
  • Must be able to proofread documents
  • Must be able to research information

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in MS Access, SalesForce, and Tableau
  • Computer languages: HTML, CSS, SQL, SAS, Python, R, JavaScript, Bash, or Apex, preferred



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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