Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. This is a time-limited position of up to nine months.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Siteman Cancer Center.� The position is located at the Center for Outpatient Health.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This is a trainee role designed to provide experience in cancer clinical research. Trainees will participate in a 9-month internship and experiential learning opportunity aimed at raising interest for and strengthening candidacy for full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) careers. Learning objectives for the program include didactic learning; exposure to a range of clinical research environments and positions; mentorship; and hands-on opportunities to support clinical research at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University. Position will train for CRC I scope of work, including: assisting investigators and full-time staff in the coordination of a basic to moderately complex clinical research study(ies); acting as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community and the study participants; managing and recording all aspects of clinical trial activity as required by regulatory and compliance requirements.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trainees will work with program leads to shadow, learn, and practice the following types of CRC I responsibilities.
Implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; establishes record-keeping systems; makes assessments and determinations of participants’ progress in the study; analyzes, investigates, and reports adverse events; makes decisions as when to notify physicians of issues, when to stop participant inclusion, and/or to make and/or recommend adjustment of the protocol of particular participants; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency
Recruits and enrolls study participants; makes and/or participates in making determinations of eligibility based on diagnostic criteria and/or observations/analysis in participant interviews; develops informed consent packets for study participants and confers with participants to explain purpose of study and obtain completed informed consent packets;� explains diagnostic procedures and treatment plans to address participant/family concerns; administers/scores tests and/or evaluates all lab and clinical assessments to ensure they are completed in a timely manner.
Ensures timely completion of all protocol requirements (assessment, lab testing, procedures and treatments) to include scheduling� and facilitating the patient’s timely completion of protocol requirements; evaluates and interprets collected clinical data in conjunction with PI as appropriate; prepares oral or written presentations or reports and analyses setting forth progress trends and provides recommendations or conclusions of the same.
Collects clinical data under clinical research protocols.
Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor’s degree required; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred but not required; a combination of relevant work and education equaling four years may substitute for the requirement of a bachelor’s degree.
Diversity strengthens our sense of community, and is vital to knowledge creation, problem solving and productivity — all of which are essential to the mission of Siteman Cancer Center. With this in mind, individuals with experience overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles, are first-generation college students, and/or who can demonstrate a strong interest in bringing diverse people together are encouraged to apply for this position and will be highly regarded in the interview process.
Working knowledge of computer programs and systems, with organizational skills.
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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