Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Study Assistant for the Office of Human Research Services department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of the Research Study Assistant position is to assist the Cancer Institute of New Jersey's multidisciplinary Oncology Clinical Research Team with collecting data from clinical trials created for pharmaceuticals, biologics or devices.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Ensures the accuracy of information transcribed from patient medical records onto study specific case report forms or into electronic data capture systems.
Ensures protocol compliance per Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, Office for human Research Protection (OHRP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), institutional guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set forth by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
Works with complex computerized records systems and maintains security and integrity.
In collaboration with the Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator I/II/III, Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) and/or physician, obtains source documents (i.e. medical record documentation) as needed.
Submits x-rays, pathology reports and any other specialized reports as needed.
Maintains research record (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms (CRF), registration confirmation, corresponding source documents, etc.) for all patients enrolled in the Cancer Institute of New Jersey clinical trials. This includes, but is not limited to, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network centers (Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigator initiated trials), community physicians' offices and hospitals.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Associate's Degree in a relevant science or a related field (e.g. Public Health, Healthcare Administration, etc.).
Two (2) years of oncology research experience required.
Applicants may substitute additional related experience such as laboratory, clinical or medical experience for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Oncore®.
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
Work Environment: Exposure to blood, urine, sputum, excrement, anti-neoplastic agents and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases that requires use of personal protective equipment.
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