Clinical Trials Monitor/Auditor

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Requisition 13807

Clinical Trials Monitor/Auditor

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Performs comprehensive audits and monitoring of City of Hope Investigator-initiated clinical trials conducted under a COH-sponsored IND or IDE and other high-risk protocols as necessary. Reviews internal regulatory documents, protocols, amendments, correspondence and serious adverse event reports. Performs extensive audits and monitoring visits to determine protocol compliance, including the consent process and eligibility criteria. Performs extensive review of case report forms and study data, utilizing medical records, laboratory data, transfusion services records, and any other source used to produce study data. Generates an audit report or monitoring report, summarizing the findings of all deviations, discrepancies, and incorrect or missing data.

Essential Functions:

  • Verifies that required reporting of Serious Adverse Events (SAE) to all applicable regulatory agencies (FDA, OBA, RAC, NIH, NCI) has been completed in a timely manner.
  • Reviews the original protocol and all amendments, noting dates, changes in eligibility criteria, and any modifications in treatment procedures.
  • Verifies that required reporting of protocol deviations, unanticipated problems, and Serious Adverse Events (SAE) to internal organizations (IRB, CPRMC, IBC, OSBC, RSC, DSMC) has been completed in a timely manner.
  • Audits or monitors study data, including the consent process, eligibility criteria and case report forms, utilizing medical records, laboratory data, transfusion services records, and any other source used to produce study data. Verifies that corrections to the CRFs are made correctly, if applicable.
  • Generates audit reports and monitoring reports, summarizing the findings of all protocol deviations,, discrepancies, and incorrect or missing data. When direction is needed, provides training for sponsors, principal investigators, CRCs, and clinical research nurses.
  • May be required to travel to other participating sitesup to approximately 15% of the time to perform audits or monitoring of enrolled subjects as described above.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, nursing, or other related fields.
  • Minimum Experience:Two or more years of experience as an industry Clinical Research Associate or clinical trial auditor or monitor.
  • Preferred Courses/Training:Trained and certified as a Clinical Research Associate by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or as a Clinical Research Professional by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Oncology and /or hematology clinical trials
    • Experience managing clinical trials.
    • Experience as a regulatory affairs administrator.
    • Familiar with Investigational New Drug procedures, study protocols, the informed consent process, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Skills/Abilities:
    • Exceptionally detail oriented.
    • Ability to efficiently review documents while focusing on specific data.
    • Research information
    • Compile data
    • Compose reports, ancillary documentation, and training documents
    • Instruct/train others
    • Compose letters/memorandums
    • Troubleshoot problems
    • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills
    • Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance
  • Software:Microsoft Office Products, Excel

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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