Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Division of Cardiology physicians address the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease through the investigation of new technologies, drugs, and devices that ultimately translate into best practices and improvement of patient care. The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at the University of Washington supports these investigators by providing a sound clinical research infrastructure and ensuring research participant safety, compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures.
The CTU provides investigator support on all aspects of heart and vascular disease for investigator initiated, government, and industry sponsored clinical research studies. The CTU supports and manages Human Subjects, regulatory, and financial oversight to ensure efficient execution of studies with the highest quality data.
The Division of Cardiology has an opportunity for a full-time Research Study Assistant. This position supports the CTU Manager and Research Coordinators within the Division of Cardiology in the conduct of both NIH and industry sponsored clinical trials. The Research Study Assistant will work independently throughout the day and will communicate with the Research Coordinators as needed. This position may also support working with some of the Cardiology Faculty on special projects.
GENERAL RSA RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will provide general research support and assistance to the UW Cardiology Clinical Trials Unit research team. This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects, prioritizing work with simultaneous and competing timelines. This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies and procedures. This position requires daily interactions with Research Coordinators, Start-up and Regulatory teams, health care personnel, research patients, and any other groups integral to the successful completion of the research projects.
SPECIFIC RSA RESPONSIBILITIES
Patient Centered Research Support
Complete laboratory requisition forms, and assemble specific kits for upcoming research subject visits. Order and maintain study kit inventory.
Assist Research Coordinators with tracking research subject samples following study specific guidelines for storage and shipping.
Assist Research Coordinators with obtaining medical records from external providers and facilities
Request copies of radiology images, complete requisition forms, and submit to sponsor vendors.
Schedule study visits at required intervals with the appropriate units. This requires the ability to complete complex scheduling of patients for assessments with Cardiology Clinic, TRU, Radiology, Cath Lab, Pre-Anesthesia, etc.
Data Coordination, Abstraction, and Analysis
Data entry, either on paper or electronic case report forms of information obtained for a study. May include contacting study subjects (by phone or mail) to obtain information. Review and correction of submitted trial documents and uploads to central server.
Assist Research Coordinator and Regulatory Manager with maintaining all the study specific regulatory documents/binders, including photocopying, filing, obtaining updated CV’s licenses and communication to the sponsor regarding these items.
Under Research Coordinator direction, assist with submission of study data, tests and specimens to the sponsor or Core Lab. May need to de-identify and re-label data. May need to obtain dry ice for shipments. Submission of blood samples will require additional Environmental Health and Safety Training. Experience with data transfer systems required; to include Imtelemage and Bioclinica and MDDX.
Under general guidance from the Research Coordinator, communicate with different groups and people outside of the research staff, including outside physicians and their offices (both written and oral); study sponsors and CROs (contract research organization) as well as sites about specific study issues; other departments within UWMC and UW pertaining to a specific study. Contact directly to clinical sites and research coordinators for required regulatory clinical trial documents.
Under general guidance from Research Coordinator and Regulatory Manager, complete simple IRB documents (both WIRB and HSD) for submission. Obtain input from Research Coordinators and primary investigators for more complex submissions.
Assist with the review of and help to explain consent forms, questionnaires and surveys with prospective subjects when working with Cardiology Faculty on a special project. May perform technical tasks such as administer electrocardiograms and vital signs once properly trained and credentialed.
Assist with processing of laboratory specimens. Assist in dispensing and retrieving medication under the direction of a health care practitioner.
Research Program Administration Support
Work with the Research Coordinator and CTU Fiscal Specialist to review study visits and related payments to assure accurate billing and reimbursement. Review budget activity and budget status reports for reimbursements. Track study procedures completed and match them up with study reimbursement.
Order study related supplies; may include study device ordering and receiving, laboratory kits, study supply inventory, study report forms, shipping documents and destruction of outdated lab kits.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience or equivalent education/experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with Intelemage and Bioclinical.
Experience with IRB applications.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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