The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. Our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons, immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists work closely together to advance cancer care. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all of our patients with cancer!
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The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) works directly with a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Program Administrator, or Clinical Research Nurse to coordinate and/or implement the clinical research study. This role evaluates and abstracts research data and ensures compliance with protocol and research objectives. The CRA is tasked with completing case report forms, entering clinical research data, assisting with regulatory submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), providing limited patient contact as needed for study related activities, and assisting with study budget and patient research billing. This role will align with all federal, local, Federal Drug Administration (FDA), IRB, and HIPAA guidelines and regulations pertaining to the study and patient care.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate data for completion of case report forms (CRFs), either paper or electronic data capture and perform data entry for clinical research trials and projects.
Reviews all clinical study records to ensure complete documentation in compliance with regulations.
Prepares charts for monitoring visits.
Answers sponsor queries in a timely manner.
Obtain physician signatures on CRFs and other study documentation as needed.
Assists the research staff in meeting all data lock and query resolution deadlines.
Updates outside sponsors as needed on query resolution, outstanding number of CRFs to be completed, etc.
Provide support (including administrative/clerical) to staff and external sources related to current research projects.
Attend meetings and telephone conferences related to research activities as needed.
Act as liaison between research department and sponsor as needed to ensure timely CRF completion.
Maintain research charts and subject records.
Acquire medical records, death certificates and death information for all subjects as needed.
Interact appropriately with other members of the clinical team and office personnel, communicating in a highly professional manner at all times.
Advise supervisor, physicians, administrator of potential or actual problems.
Participate in planning, workshops, evaluation meetings, and seminars, educational or administrative meetings as necessary or requested.
Review and adhere to department policies and procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines.
Maintain confidentiality when performing all duties and responsibilities.
Demonstrate willingness to assist co-workers in completion of daily tasks or special projects to support the department's efficiency.
Maintain appropriate records, notification of time worked, vacations, seminars, and professional time commitments related to this position.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology or science-related field is preferred.
1 year of experience in the field of clinical research is preferred.
1 year of experience in a medical office is preferred.
Working Title: Clinical Research Associate I - The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute
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.