The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) staffed by highly trained professional research personnel (research nurses, clinical research coordinators and clinical research associates), is a central office that provides the infrastructure and function for operations of Cancer Clinical Trials at Cedars-Sinai Cancer, including its medical network and health system, which at any given time has approximately 140 cancer clinical trials. CCTO resources are available to both faculty and industry sponsors to assist throughout the lifecycle of a protocol, from inception to study closeout. We are the central point of contact who coordinates with investigational pharmacy, laboratory, nursing, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other collaborating academic institutions.
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The Clinical Research Associate II works directly with a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Program Administrator, or Research Nurse, or Principal Investigator to coordinate and/or implement the study and may serve as the main contact for the external sponsors. Evaluates and abstracts research data and ensures compliance with protocol and research objectives. Responsible for completing case report forms (CRFs), entering clinical research data, and assisting with regulatory submissions to the IRB. Provides limited patient contact with research participants as needed for study and assist with study budget and patient research participant research billing. In addition, the CRA II may coordinate activities, training, and education for other Clinical Research Associates.
Essential Job Duties:
Independent study coordination including screening of prospective patients for protocol eligibility, presenting non-medical trial concepts and details to the patients, and participating in the informed consent process.
Scheduling of patients for research visits and procedures.
In collaboration with the physician and other medical personnel, documents detailed CRFs: changes in patient condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug.
Maintains accurate source documents related to all research procedures.
Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting including timely response to sponsor queries.
Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.
Responsible for compiling and reporting on each study including information related to protocol activity, accrual data, workload, and other research information; present this information at routine research staff meetings.
Updates direct supervisor about concerns regarding data quality and study conduct.
Works closely with a regulatory coordinator or directly with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, protocol deviations, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines.
May involve other regulatory / IRB duties, budgeting duties, and helping with patient research billing and reconciliation.
Confirms compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA and local IRB).
Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
May coordinate and participate in training and education of other personnel.
May participate in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc.
May plan and coordinate strategies for growing patient enrollment, and/or improving clinical research efficiency.
May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to enhance quality.
May identify new research opportunities and present to investigator.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.