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Data/ Protocol Management:
Coordinates communication between the research nursing staff and protocol patients by conducting weekly phone calls to protocol patients, assisting with scheduling of protocol related tests and appointments. Verifies schedules with patients for accuracy and timeliness. May be involved in research collection and accurate logging in database. Maintains a level of professional expertise and credibility through continuing education programs as shown by conference and class attendance records. Participates in formal and informal instruction of professional nurses and other healthcare professionals regarding clinical research trials, and attends sectional conferences, outside conferences and workshops, computer classes within the institution as required.
Coordinates and maintains systems for data collections for protocols and non-protocol studies as evidenced by observation of supervisor. Established files/records can be easily be found by others. Computerizes files for tracking purposes. Visually reviews data for correctness and edits as necessary with RN oversight.
Assist Research Nurses with all research audits. Visually reviews data for correctness and edits as necessary with RN oversight. Visually reviews information to be filed in order to classify, files and purge information. Maintains schedules for timely submission of data to the funding sources and internal review committee. Develops and organizes protocol binders for active protocols.
Coordinates monitor visits, assists with startup meetings and is responsible for preparation of all case report forms completion prior to monitor visits. Accurately perform corrections to case report forms with oversight by RN.
Transcribing Data :
Accurately transcribes research data into the case report forms with five or less errors per page. Ensures that all adverse events, concomitant medications are transcribed accurately. Obtains outside medical records on protocol patients from various institutions and verifies all records are readable, accurate, and complete. Reviews all outside lab results for accuracy and completeness as specified by the protocol. Establishes a system for maintaining all CLIA certifications and lab logs for protocols.
Trains other support staff in study coordination to include providing training and guidance with regard to the policies and procedures related to clinical trial audits.
Obtains outside pathology slides or request pathology slides within the institution following institutional guidelines and policies. Registered protocols on tissue station as required by institutional policy. Collects research blood samples and research tissue per protocol. Mails research tissue samples to designated sponsor or certified lab per protocol using the proper procedures for Shipping and Handling of Infectious and Biological materials.
Performs research charge capturing which includes submitting research charges to GIMO research finance personnel within 24-48 hours of procedure or tests performed. Verifies research procedures are ordered per protocol and coded as standard of care or covered by the research as outlined in the protocol coverage analysis.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Four years of related experience.
With preferred degree, no experience required.
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