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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator.
Working within a large, multi-investigator group, the Research Coordinator will participate in the design, conduct, analysis, and presentation of clinical and translational research studies that focus on topics pertaining to COVID-19. Provide support to all aspects of clinical trials by completing Institutional Review Board applications, modifications, and status reports. Maintain adherence to research protocols and verify accuracy of research data. Continue excellent communication with sponsors, monitors, health care providers and outside agencies regarding ongoing research activities. Identify, screen and recruit subjects using established criteria to determine eligibility. Schedule, conduct, and document research study visits using case reports forms according to institutional and sponsor guidelines. Coordinate the distribution and recovery of study drugs. Extract medical information from medical records for use on case report forms and for safety reporting requirements. Organize the collection, processing, and shipment of biohazardous spcecimens. Determine study costs and build budgets for new studies, while complying with institutional specific billing regulations.
The University of Washington's Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is home to a large clinical and translational research program investigating various aspects of critical illness. Principal Investigators are conducting mulitple clinical trials with complementary/ancillary basic science studies being conducted based on specimens and data obtained in the trials. The Research Coordinator will routinely work with research teams comprised of clinicians, scientists and post-doctoral trainees and collaborators throughout the nation. Funding sponsors include both federal and non-federal entitities.
The focus of this position will be on patients with COVID-19 and will require handling of human biospecimens from this patient population.
This position requires operational knowledge of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center and requires in-depth understanding of the research process and ability to integrate this knowledge with research priorities to implement programmatic goals. The Division has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator with the following responsibilities:
Independently develop and implement research project procedures that meet research objectives and ensure compliance with all aspects of Institution and sponsor regulations pertaining to clinical research in human subjects.
Design, develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation to ensure that research execution meets Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that satisfies research objectives. Design, document and implement procedures for audits to assure protocol compliance and to ensure research data quality. Develop and implement corrective action plans to ensure protocol adherence and data integrity.
Develop and continually assess priorities to ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within required time frames to meet research objectives.
Coordinate clinical and research appointments, order tests and procedures to facilitate protocol adherence, billing compliance, and to ensure accurate and reliable data collection. Assist in monitoring patients and interacting closely with clinical providers to ensure patient safety and protocol adherence.
Develop clinical trial budget and billing plan for patients enrolled on clinical trials. Work with internal partners to ensure clinical trials are performed in accordance with institutional requirements for billing compliance. Assist in financial audits as necessary. Communicate with investigators and research staff when financial milestones have been met.
Obtain patient specimens (e.g., blood, urine) and must have good hand-eye coordination and fine dexterity to aliquot patient specimens. Coordinate and oversee processing, inventory, and shipping of study specimens. Obtain research specimens from outside providers in compliance with institution and federal regulations.
Analysis and Reporting
Prepare interim reports for principal investigators, industry sponsors and Institutional Review Board to ensure that each project is moving toward timely completion.
This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific and general training (GCP, HIPAA, etc.).
Collaborate with internal and external partners. Maintain direct communication with faculty members, UW departments, funding sponsors, and research collaborators in support of the overall research plan.
Develop clinical research protocols that clearly describe the research objectives and procedures necessary to test the hypotheses of the research project.
Write informed consent documents that meet institutional guidelines and satisfy Institutional Review Board requirements.
Work with multiple groups (e.g. UW Grant and Contract Services, UW Human Subjects Review Committee, Clinical Research Budgets & Billing, study sponsors) to ensure timely implementation of each research project
May direct the work of student helper, research assistant or research trainee.
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. REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in healthcare management, public health or a related field of study with up to 1 year of relevant experience.
Must be willing to work with patients with COVID-19 and handle COVID-19 biospecimens.
Clinical research operations experience including project management and long range planning.
The individual must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The individual must have demonstrated problem-solving skills, strong detail orientation and ability to adeptly manage multiple priorities and timelines.
Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the clinical/translational research interaction, this position must have the ability to work with various individual working styles and organizational systems is necessary.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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