Supervisor, Research Data Coordinator

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
February 24 2021
Ref
138020
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
Supervisor, Research Data Coordinator

Administrative Supervision:
  • Participates in the hiring of clinical research personnel.
  • Supervises and mentors RDC PS/PL, providing leadership and training for effective clinical trial execution.
  • Assures that policies/procedures of the institution and department, and novel technologies, are effectively communicated to and adopted by staff.
  • Participates in pre-study visits, start-up meetings and audits with Protocol Teams, industry and institutional monitors, as needed.
  • Evaluates performance of staff, maintains documentation and manages disciplinary action as needed.
  • Assigns workload as it relates to protocol execution and communication, ensuring fair distribution of the workload among the staff. Reviews assignments regularly, at a minimum once a month.
  • Conducts routine personnel meetings.

Manages protocol participants' schedules:
  • Learns required protocol evaluations/study calendars for assigned protocols and works closely with Protocol Teams to ensure patients are evaluated and treated as per protocol mandates.
  • Places required orders and coordinates schedules within EPIC, rescheduling where necessary.
  • Communicates with patients participating in protocols regarding all scheduling related matters. May require face-to-face interactions with patients.
  • Documents all communications with patients in EPIC.

Manages communication with external facilities:
  • Coordinates appointments at external facilities for protocol related evaluations.
  • Obtains certification documents from said external facilities (e.g. CLIA from external laboratories).
  • Obtains results of protocol required evaluations and records from external facilities.
  • Coordinates tissue requests from external facilities.

Assists Protocol Teams to fulfill protocol requirements:
  • Assists Protocol Teams with tissue requests.
  • Documents protocol deviations/violations and collaborates with Protocol Teams to provide sufficient, appropriate and timely corrective action plans.
  • Collaborates with Protocol Teams to provide sufficient, appropriate and timely responses to sponsor queries.
  • Communicates with trial sponsors to request financial reimbursement for trial participants.
  • Assists with departmental regulatory tasks as assigned by supervisor, including filing and transportation of important documents for delivery or to obtain signature.


Maintains a level of professional expertise through educational programs:
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office applications, departmental electronic data systems, and institutional research databases.
  • Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional continuing education programs.
  • Shares information and, as requested by supervisor, develops educational presentations for the monthly Clinical Research Group Meeting or other.
  • Maintains working knowledge of current Code of Federal Regulation and Good Clinical Practice guidelines as well as a comprehensive understanding of the research trial process, including but not limited to eligibility and disease processes.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills when contacting other institutions and patients by phone, email, and/or face to face interactions. Assimilates pertinent information in order to compose written correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience Required: Seven years research study experience to include previous experience in a supervisory or lead role. With preferred degree, three years of required experience to include previous experience in a supervisory or lead role. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.

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