Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator III, for the Oncology Clinical Research Team at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator III is responsible for assisting the clinical research team in overall study coordination, including, but not limited to, preparing for study initiation and activation, acquisition of source documents, record maintenance, preparing study documents, patient registration, coordinating and data entry. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Coordinates the initiation and activation of all new clinical trial protocols. This includes, but is not limited to, verifying Scientific Review Board (SRB), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Human Research Oversight Committee (HROC), data collection plans and finance/contract approvals prior to study activation. Coordinates the preparation of study tools including but not limited to study binders, medication diaries, eligibility checklists and flow sheets (as required).
Using Oncore®/Excel ®/Word, develops study tools, including but not limited to eligibility checklists, medication diaries, calendars, and flow sheets.
In collaboration with the Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) and/or physician, reviews patients' charts and medical history to confirm protocol eligibility and obtains source documents (i.e. medical record documentation) as needed. Under the direction of the RNC and/or physician, ensures that IRB approved informed consent form has been obtained, signed, placed in the medical record, and that a copy was provided to the patient.
Registers consented research patients with study sponsor (e.g. industry, NCI Cooperative group, etc.) and inputs into Oncore® clinical trials database maintained by Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Maintains research record (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms (CRF), registration confirmation, corresponding source documents, etc.) for all patients enrolled in Cancer Institute of New Jersey clinical trials. This includes, but is not limited to, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network centers (Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigator-initiated trials), community physicians' offices and hospitals.
Actively participates in ongoing research specific quality assurance activities such as chart audits for protocol compliance.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science or a related field (e.g. public health, healthcare administration).
A minimum of one to three (1-3) years of research related experience.
Applicants may substitute additional related experience such as laboratory, clinical or medical experience for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong research specific knowledge base, solid knowledge of computer software programs such as Excel®, Word®, and/or Access®.
Detail orientated with excellent organizational and communication skills.
Understanding of the software program Oncology Collaborative Research Environment (Oncore®).
Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP) certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) certification as a Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Walking, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, bending and lifting. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs. Possible travel for Investigator meetings. Possible travel to retrieve data from other clinics.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). Exposure to blood, urine, sputum, excrement, anti-neoplastic agents and possible exposure to infectious and communicable diseases that requires use of personal protective equipment.
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