University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant - Clinical Research Coordinator in Aurora, Colorado
University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant - Clinical Research Coordinator
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has faculty and staff making contributions to research, clinical trials, and nationally recognized patient care. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is one of the top ranked in the United States and our clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital, and is in the top hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and over 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.
As an important member of the research team, the Clinical Research Coordinator works with industry-sponsored, co-operative group and/or investigator-initiated clinical trials in accordance with the trial protocols, FDA Regulations, and ICH/GCP Guidelines. This position is accountable for meeting study-specific goals and timelines, while also performing and assisting with clinical tasks related to study-specific tests, procedures, and treatments as assigned based on appropriate licensure and/or completion of competency documentation and team needs. This position is responsible for coordinating study subject appointments throughout the study as well as scheduling, coordinating, and preparing for monitoring visits and audits. The incumbent is responsible for data entry and resolution, study subject advocacy; and possible management of studies at the local level. This position communicates appropriately and effectively with study subjects, investigators, and other team members and has outstanding customer service skills and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Examples of Work Performed
Works closely with Primary Investigators and other research personnel to ensure ethical, impactful, and effective conduct of research in the division
Obtains study subject medical history and current medication information, reviews research protocol Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria, and confirms eligibility of subject to participate in clinical trial. Performs informed consent process or ensures that the informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented, and that informed consent form documents are filed as required
Identifies prospective study subjects through medical records review and referrals from providers
Interviews prospective subjects for a variety of research clinical trials. Educates potential subjects on the details of the studies through phone contacts and personal interviews
Schedules subject participation in research clinical trial, coordinating availability of necessary space, and clinical research support (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy)
Approaches potential subjects in clinical settings for recruitment into clinical studies while working with clinical staff to ensure research activities do not compromise clinical work flow
Familiar with protocol and all study documents and reviews documents after each study subject visit for completeness and accuracy
Prepares and develops protocol-specific Case Report Forms and source documents for clinical trials
Abstracts and records all research subject data pertaining to the research protocol onto protocol-specific Case Report Forms (CRFs) and into the clinical trials database in an accurate and timely fashion
Ensures complete source documentation is compiled for each study subject record
Provides review of patient eligibility determination by:
Gathering source documentation
Ensuring the most current and approved version(s) of the study informed consent forms are completed and that the informed consent process is properly documented and consent form filed
Reviewing study subject Medical History and other inclusion/exclusion criteria to assist PI in determining eligibility Schedules and tracks submission of Prescreening, Screening and Enrollment Logs, as required by Sponsor
Reports subject Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) to appropriate parties (e.g., Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, etc.)
Meets with Monitors to respond to any question of data validity and corrects/revises data as appropriate; responds to queries from Sponsor
Works on multiple research studies simultaneously
Serves as a liaison with Sponsors and with study subjects for ongoing clinical research studies
Independently coordinates and manages data entry, queries, and monitor visits
Builds REDCap databases for Investigator Initiated Trials
Assists with Sponsor, Data Safety Monitoring, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audits and responses
Collaborates with hospital staff to ensure tests and procedures, required by research protocols, are performed and documented (e.g., vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen processing, electrocardiograms (EKGs), research drug administration, and protocol-specific tests and procedures)
Organizes and schedules research meetings with PI and stakeholders
May be trained to perform the following on study subjects:
Measurement of blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature
Research specimen collection, processing and shipping
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .
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Diversity and Equity:
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A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
Substitution: Any equivalent combination of Education or Experience (e.g., Associate’s Degree plus 2 years of clinical and/or research experience) or 4 years’ relevant work experience
Clinical Research experience (Gastroenterology and/or Hepatology Clinical Research experience is a plus)
Experience with electronic data capture systems i.e. REDCap
Experience with electronic medical record
Experience working with patients in a clinical setting
Flexible and adaptable to different work environments
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
Outstanding customer service and patient relations skills.
Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.
Good command of the English language, both written and verbal.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to interpret and comprehend complex research protocol information.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Aug 10, 2020
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Spencer LaFasto
Posting Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Number 00050091
Req ID: 18950
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