Seattle/Harborview, Seattle, Seattle, Seattle, Washington
RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT
Downtown Seattle/Harborview, Health Sciences Center, Seattle Campus, UW Medical Center
Closes On 11/22/2017
$2,552.00 - $3,370.00/month
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The Division of Rheumatology is a unit within the Department of Medicine. Program initiatives in the Division of Rheumatology include research, clinical care, and education. Activities in support of these initiatives are carried out at the UW, HMC, VAPSHCS Hospital, and CHRMC.
The University of Washington, Division of Rheumatology has an excellent position for a Research Study Assistant in the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU). This position supports the CTRU Manager within the Division of Rheumatology 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 Manager as needed. This position may also support working with the Division Administrator on special (light) administrative projects.
Serve as contact with study participants, explain purpose of research study and protocols. Screen prospective participants to determine eligibility according to research criteria. Review and explain consent forms, questionnaires and surveys with prospective subjects. Assist with processing of laboratory specimens. Assist in dispensing and retrieving medication under the direction of a health care practitioner.
Communicate with many different groups and people outside of the research staff, including outside physicians and their offices (both written and oral); study sponsors and CRO's (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.
Maintain all the study specific regulatory documents/binders to include photo copying, filing, obtaining updated CV's licenses and communication to the sponsor regarding these items. Set up study tools; handle complex scheduling of patients for assessments with Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic and send out reminder letters.
Independently complete simple IRB documents (both WIRB and HSD) for submission. Obtain input from Manager and primary investigators for more complex submissions.
Handle submission of study data, tests and labs 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 (training provided through UW).
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.
Work with the Clinical Research Manager 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.
Light duties include: Order study related supplies; filing and budget reconciliation.
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Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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