The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the execution of all clinical trial aspects from start to finish, including but not limited to the implementation of clinical protocol requirements for the MS Division. The Clinical Research Coordinator will provide support to patients enrolled into clinical trials, facilitate patient/physician communication. Communication with primary physicians which will include coordinating all clinical visit activities for assigned studies and be responsible for tracking MS symptoms, medication side effects, and dispensing and tracking experimental drug use. They will participate as part of a multidisciplinary team member in the care of patients receiving treatment on clinical research protocols to provide optimal health care for MS patients.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will communicate any updates to the MS Center staff concerning drug study patients including any important information (i.e., patient deaths, emergency admissions) to appropriate personnel. They will have regular contact with external contacts to explain specialized matters, occasionally to enforce policies. Some limited responsibility involving the direction of student and temporary workers.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will host periodic monitor visits with respective pharmaceutical companies as well as interact with internal physicians and external physicians to recruit appropriate new patients for clinical trials. They will review new protocols for appropriateness and feasibility, coordinate designated studies ensuring that all records are updated and readily available to the department, the university, the sponsor and the Food and Drug Administration upon request. Screening perspective study participants (patients) for clinical trials and drafting the IRB protocol and all IRB correspondence for assigned drug studies will be a major responsibility in this role. Should the use of medical facilities be required for drug studies (i.e., CTRC, EEG lab, Radiology), compliance and cooperation standard should be maintained. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work with the Office of Clinical Research, Department Business Office, and Contracts Manager to develop study budget, help to facilitate budget negotiation, review monthly financial reports for accounting and budgeting of available funds and invoice for study payments.
It is expected they will promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for patients and their families, visitors and other employees. Providing care for patients in all age groups, demonstrates competence in the assessment, treatment and care of patients served and will be expected to exhibit a professional and compassionate demeanor in performance of duties and to be unfailingly responsive to the needs of patients.
Position is contingent on continued funding. May include nights and weekends.
Internal Number: 35854
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