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This individual will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator(s) and will be required to perform their esponsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. The ability to work across Fred Hutchinson, University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be critical.
The ideal candidate will be able to address the full set of responsibilities in this listing and commit to a 1.0 FTE position.
Principal Investigator Support:
Serve as designee of the Principal Investigator (PI) to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines and institutional policy
Liase with SCCA clinical and administrative teams to identify appropriate and effective recruitment pathways
Recruitment and Enrollment
Review study candidates medical records for study eligibility
Ensure informed consent, initiate patient enrollment, and ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained
Educate clinical teams, co-investigators, ancillary departments, and patients to ensure safe and accurate protocol implementation
Because the nature of the clinical study may vary within this job, the CRC must be capable of moving seamlessly between different protocols
Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study specific orders. Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical trial.
Initiate scheduling of patient clinic visits, and on-going study visits. Ensure clinical procedures, lab test, and other protocol specific activities are completed as outlined in the protocols.
Complete requisition forms, assemble kits for upcoming research visits, transport laboratory samples, and ensure samples are processed and shipped according to study specific guidelines, while tracking and maintaining research supplies.
Budget & Billing
Understand clinical trial budget and billing plans for patients enrolled on clinical trials or studies
Work with internal partners to obtain and submit budget and billing information
Other Duties Which May Be Required
Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with protocol development, revision, and study analysis
Collaborate with Investigational Drug Services (IDS) on drug assignment, dispensation information, and maintain regular communication regarding status of study subjects
Ensure study drug self-administration and accountability with patients
Perform non-clinical ECGs
Administer study questionnaires and disperse study-related payments
Conduct study interviews and participate in focus groups
Function as a protocol liaison with clinical teams, patients, and when necessary, other institutions or drug companies
Maintain or assist in maintaining IRB correspondence and regulatory documentation. Prepare or assist in preparing consent forms, continuation review reports, protocol submissions and modifications, and other study reports
Maintain appropriate sourcedocumentation, and complete or assist with accurate data entry into case report forms in a timely manner
Coordinate monitoring visits and respond to queries and other requests from study monitors
Identify and report adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy
Participate in the review of charges for patients on clinical trials to ensure billing compliance
Travel for industry sponsored investigator meetings
Maintain knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations
Other duties as assigned
Associate degree required, with Bachelors degree preferred
Applicant must have a minimum of one to two years of clinical research or related experience.
Previous experience in biobehavioral intervention studies (e.g. web apps, acupuncture) is preferred
Previous experience in oncology research and clinical data collection is preferred
Previous experience in investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored drug studies is preferred
Previous experience in survey research and qualitative interviewing is preferred
This position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment
Collaborative focus is essential, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.