Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Study Assistant, for the Oncology Clinical Research Team at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Research Study Assistant is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of information transcribed from patient medical records onto study specific case report forms or into electronic data capture systems. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
In collaboration with the Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator I/II/III, Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) and/or physician, obtains source documents (i.e. medical record documentation) as needed. Submits x-rays, pathology reports and any other specialized reports as needed.
Maintains research record (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms (CRF), registration confirmation, corresponding source documents, etc.) for all patients enrolled in the 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.
Enters data into the relevant data collection forms as per established protocol or project timelines. For protocols, this time should not exceed 10 days after each human subject visit.
Using Oncore®, provides regular reports to the Disease Study Group (DSG) members and Principal Investigator on all studies to which he/she is assigned.
Works with complex computerized records systems and maintains security and integrity.
Actively participates in weekly DSG meetings and conference calls.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Associate's Degree in a relevant science or a related field (e.g. Public Health, Healthcare Administration, etc.).
Two (2) years of oncology research 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:
Detail oriented with excellent oral and communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Oncore®.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: 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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