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The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology 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's Division of Medical Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Clinical Research Data Coordinator in the Genitourinary Medical Oncology (GUMO) Clinical Trials Core (CTC).
A key mission of the GUMO CTC is the conduct of basic, clinical, and translational Genitourinary Oncology research. At any given time, multiple clinical treatment trials are actively accruing at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Under the direction of the GUMO CTC Director and Research Manager, this individual provides professional level support for clinical research studies involving human subjects.
The purpose of this temporary position is to promote the research objectives of the GUMO CTC in the Division of Oncology. This position works with the GUMO CTC Research Manager and faculty to facilitate pharmaceutical-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials, identify research problems and design hypotheses to be tested. This position will also facilitate collection of tissue samples on projects within the GUMO CTC.
The Research 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.
This temporary 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 - 45%
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.
Identify eligible patients for blood, tissue or other specimen collection based on currently approved protocols.
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.
Assist Investigators and study team with preparation and analysis of study data for publication and grant preparation.
Research Specimen Tracking and Coordination - 30%
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.
Participate in biopsy procedures as needed to ensure adherence to protocol requirements.
Protocol Coordination - 15%
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.
Understanding research study flow, work with clinic staff support services and research team members to set-up research subject appointments at required intervals.
Coordinate clinical testing with outside facilities as needed per protocol to for research subjects who live out of area.
Assist Research Coordinators in insuring proper billing of research charges.
Patient Contact- 5%
Interact with patients at study visits to collect data.
Conduct follow-up assessments via telephone as needed per protocol for data collection purposes.
Additional duties as deemed qualified.
| 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. Evening and weekend work (e.g. to meet deadlines) may be required. |
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