Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Trials Associate 1 (VUMC Sickle Cell Disease - PEDS) in Nashville, Tennessee

This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.

Clinical Trials Associate 1 (VUMC Sickle Cell Disease - PEDS)

1803275

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Your Role :

Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, interpretation, and documentation of data in support of clinical trials. Assists in ensuring adherence to protocols, appropriate regulations, and deadlines. Ensures quality of information received.

Position Qualifications

Required:

Associates Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year of experience.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Shift:

Variable Shift

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JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, interpretation, and documentation of data in support of clinical trials. Assists in ensuring adherence to protocols, appropriate regulations, and deadlines. Ensures quality of information received.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists nurse in assessing patient eligibility for approved study.

  • Knowledgeable of protocols in order to determine specific criteria for eligibility or exclusion.

  • Gathers complete medical history of patient.

  • Ensures patient consent forms are completed.

  • Reviews medical history to determine eligibility status

  • Discusses findings with research nurse.

  • Processes patient data and runs reports as needed.

  • Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required case report forms.

  • Sets up timeline of tests and required procedures for nurse.

  • Inputs all pertinent patient data into database accurately

  • Collects and monitors all study patients records to document treatments and outcomes as required by the protocol

  • Reports all adverse reactions according to VU and protocol guidelines

  • Checks values from lab and rates toxicity levels

  • Ensures complete source documentation in record

  • Ensures treatment and dates match

  • Assists nurse and Clinical Trials Specialist with monitoring compliance with protocol and regulations

  • Ensures deadlines are met for study

  • Informs nurse of tests and procedures as needed

  • Schedules shipping of specimens and samples to meet protocol deadlines.

  • Coordinates with patient's PCP or testing facility to ensure tests or procedures are conducted as required.

  • Prepares kits for procedures, labels tubes, gives to nurse with specific times and dates for collection.

  • Freezes, spins, separates samples, and cultures as necessary. Mails to designated labs.

  • Meets with and assists in response to sponsors and monitors to ensure compliance with protocol and applicable regulations.

  • Meets with and assists in response to sponsors and monitors to ensure compliance with protocol and applicable regulations.

  • Answers queries from sponsoring companies.

  • Meets with monitors to respond to any question of data validity.

  • Conducts follow-up of study patients.

  • Calls or sends questionnaires to patient to check outcomes, survival rate, and quality of life.

  • Informs tumor registry, appropriate clinics, and hospital of patient status.

  • May conduct outside audits of other institutions data.

  • Knowledgeable of protocol

  • Examine data and records to ensure compliance with protocol.

NOTE:

A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.

Associates Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year of experience.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Sensory

  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Job Research

Organization: VUMC Sickle Cell Disease Ctr 104592

Title: Clinical Trials Associate 1 (VUMC Sickle Cell Disease - PEDS)

Location: TN-Nashville-DOT - VCH Doctor's Office Tower

Requisition ID: 1803275