Clinical Research Coordinator

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Physician Network
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Date Posted: 9/20/2019
Description: The Clinical Research Coordinator will function as a coordinator, consultant, educator and researcher in all aspects of clinical research management under the direct supervision of the Clinical Research Manager. Incumbent must exercise initiative and be able to make independent decisions, establish independent work routines and take initiative to perform tasks assigned.  Listed below are the major duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform:

Actively recruits research participants into clinical trials. Develops recruitment strategies tailored to individual trials and reevaluates if goals are not achieved.
Participate in site evaluation, interim monitoring and audits as required.
Prepare reports as needed by sponsors, the IRB or other entities.  Report adverse event/adverse drug reactions (AE's/ADR's) according to appropriate protocol and governmental guidelines. Alert investigators about communications from sponsors regarding patient safety issues.

Maintain appropriate records of receipt, dispensation and return of investigational medications.   
Keep appropriate documentation of patient records including adverse events, medical status changes and medication management.  Must always maintain patient confidentiality.
Develop methods for identifying and recruiting eligible patients for clinical trials.
Coordinate with various departments when protocol specific procedures are involved.  Schedule appointments or tests, in consultation with physician, as needed for protocol compliance.  Work with each department to ensure the tests are order in the correct format and charged appropriately. 
Participate in the education of other health-care professionals, patients and families regarding clinical trials, protocol development, program administration, and research program audit.

Assist physician with the informed consent process. Assure that subjects are informed of protocol procedures, and of changes in the studies in which they are participating. Maintain awareness of protection of subjects and their rights. Ensure appropriate documentation of the informed consent process is captured.

Coordinate with physician investigator to obtain all pre-treatment measures, ascertain eligibility of all potential protocol patients prior to enrollment and assist with follow-up assessments per protocol. Oversees patient scheduling and collection of accurate data.  Ability to enter the data into various electronic data systems correctly and in a timely manner.
Able to interpret and conduct clinical trials as outlined in the approved protocol. Acknowledges deviations that are significant and warrant notification to appropriate authorities. 
Willingness to adapt to changes dictated by each project within a structured environment. 
Candidate must have an extensive knowledge of medical terminology and the ability to research terms they are unfamiliar with.  Skills and experience to perform basic nursing duties such as vital signs, obtain history, reconcile medications, EKG and phlebotomy.
Qualifications for this position are an unencumbered nursing license for the state of Louisiana.   A certified medical assistant may be considered with extensive experience in the medical field or in clinical research.  Certification as a Clinical Research Professional is desired.  Preference will be given to candidates with pharmaceutical and/or device clinical research experience.  Applicant must have excellent written and verbal skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels, ability to interpret and analyze complex numerical and written information to arrive at logical conclusions and must be willing to travel overnight occasionally to receive required protocol specific training and job-related education. Applicant must have reliable transportation and be willing to commute to the various WK facilities with paid mileage.

Willis-Knighton is an equal opportunity employer and thus, manages its employment and employee relations policies, practices and benefits without regard to age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status where otherwise qualified.