Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology's includes 41 faculty members located at the UW Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Over the past 25 years, members of the Division have developed the world's leading bone marrow transplant program. In addition, members of the Division have made substantial contributions to many other areas of cancer treatment, including the use of tumor vaccines, cellular therapy for cancer, antibody-based treatments, and novel forms of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our Division is deeply committed to maintaining its position as one of the leading centers for research and treatment of cancer in the world.
The University of Washington, Division of Medical Oncology has an excellent position for a Clinical Research Data Coordinator in the Phase I Clinical Trials Research Program.
The purpose of this position is to promote the research objectives of the Phase 1 Program in the Division of Oncology (www.seattlecca.org/clinical-trials/phase1.cfm). This position works with Division of Medical Oncology faculty to facilitate Phase 1 and other early development pharmaceutical-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials, identify research problems and design hypotheses to be tested. This position is responsible for independently designing and implementing multiple research projects to test the hypotheses in human subjects.
The Data Coordinator will work with the research team to collect and abstract clinical data from medical records and research charts, work closely with the physicians and research staff in providing administrative and technical support for research projects, and will follow complex instructions for processing laboratory samples (including blood, urine, and tissue samples) for tracking, storage, or shipping.
The mission statement of the University of Washington Medical Center states that the Medical Center serves as a research resource, providing an environment in which clinical research may be conducted. This position is essential to that mission. This position provides significant contributions to research development, implementation and analysis for the Division of Oncology. It is responsible for overseeing the management of clinical trials, the majority of which provide significant financial support for the Division of Oncology. Furthermore, at any one time up to 100 oncology patients from the Phase I Program will be enrolled on these clinical trials.
This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position requires daily interaction with physicians, other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators, patient service representatives, medical assistants), pharmaceutical company sponsors and any other groups integral to the successful completion of the research project.
Data Coordination, Abstraction and Analysis
Work independently to obtain, abstract, and code complex clinical information from multiple sources (medical records, research records, etc.) for research subjects. Code and record said information into various study-specific data-capture systems (both electronic and paper-based).
Resolve and answer data queries with minimal errors.
Make independent judgments about the relevance of the clinical data to the research for complicated oncology research subjects.
Principally responsible for maintaining computer spreadsheets and databases for research studies.
Understanding research study flow, work with clinic staff support services and research team members to set-up research subject appointments at required intervals.
With study team, draft scheduling request orders to meet study protocol needs.
Independently develop study-specific or program data acquisition forms.
Work professionally with sponsor representatives to review and correct data recorded in the case report forms. Exercise independent judgment on query resolutions.
Request medical records from outside medical facilities.
Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) Data Entry
Enter completed patient visits, protocol deviations and additional data points into CTMS system.
Collaborate with members of Phase 1 Program team to ensure data entry is up to date and accurately reflects activities relating to research.
Research Specimen Tracking and Coordination
Independently maintain and track laboratory sample supplies, complete requisition forms, and assemble kits for upcoming research subject visits for assigned clinical trials.
Independently track and process research subject blood, urine, and tissue samples following study specific guidelines for storage and/or shipping.
Assist investigators and study team with preparation and analysis of study data for publication and grant preparation.
Collate and maintain clinical information from multiple sources into research charts, study binders, etc.
Independently track and maintain research subject schedules based on complex protocol-specific requirements.
Assist with retrieval and return of oral investigational agents to IDS pharmacy.
Assist Research Coordinators in insuring proper billing of research charges.
Interact with patients at study visits to collect data.
Perform protocol mandated ECG's.
Collect tissue from fresh tumor biopsies (SCCA, UWMC, Harborview, etc.)
Perform related tasks as assigned.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
BA/BS in a science-related field and one year of experience in the medical field; OR equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Demonstrated understanding of medical terminology
Strong computer skills and experience with data entry and databases
Strong attention to detail and ability to organize work
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to work effectively with colleagues, research subjects, and study sponsor representatives
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to carry out complex tasks
Knowledge of Oncology practice and terminology
Prior working experience at the UWMC, FHCRC, and/or SCCA
Prior experience in basic processing laboratory samples
Competency in Microsoft Office software
Competency in Allegro CTMS software
Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
Knowledge of GCP (Good Clinical Practice)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This position is located in a clinical and research environment that is located at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus. Work hours frequently exceed 40 hours per week and can be deadline dependent. At least one second shift per week is required.
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