DPS Clinical Research Assistant I

Manages an assigned set of multiple research protocols to assure efficiency and regulatory compliance of the protocol, attending clinic as needed. Responsible for compilation, registration and submission of data; monitors study compliance and maintains a system for effective data flow associated with research protocols. Exercises frequent independent judgment as defined in the position accountabilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts protocol management for an assigned set of multiple research protocols.
  • Maintains current and accurate protocol documentation; notifies investigators of pertinent protocol changes.
  • Ensures patients are appropriately registered; maintains documentation of patient registration.
  • Compiles and submits data on appropriate forms according to protocol requirements.
  • Ensures protocol compliance with intense monitoring of specific study requirements; and schedules protocol related treatment and tests.
  • Plays active role in recruitment of patients to study.
  • Assists in training and mentoring new clinical research staff members.
  • Performs protocol specific clinical duties as required per the research study.
  • Performs data management and data analyses, as required by the research study.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
  • Collects and delivers specimens for analysis, using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens; ensures proper labeling and obtains pertinent clinical and protocol information on request forms; develops and maintains knowledge of various aspects of processing specimens, paying particular attention to safety practices.
  • Works with physician or nurse to see that protocol related tests and evaluations are ordered per protocol guidelines.
  • Identifies and communicates important protocol and data management issues or problem areas to supervisor.
  • Works on special data management projects as assigned.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Ensures work environment is organized and functions efficiently.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Is able to function independently with no quality control audits beside one yearly audit.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code 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:

  • Associate’s Degree, experience may substitute for minimum education requirements. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Ability to read, identify and extract pertinent data from medical record and ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology is preferred.
  • Experience with medical records, health information systems, or related health field is preferred.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills. Excellent reading comprehension.
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 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.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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