1+ months
2018-05-032018-08-05

Clinical Research Associate I

Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Clinical Research Associate I provides study organization and documentation management for active clinical research projects. Other tasks may include screening of potential patients for protocol eligibility, presenting non-medical trial concepts and details, and participating in the informed consent process. Responsible for accurate and timely source documents, data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting including timely response to sponsor queries. Responsible for compiling and reporting on each study including information related to protocol activity, accrual data, workload, and other research information; present this information at regular research staff meetings. In conjunction with PI, may plan and coordinate strategies for increasing patient enrollment, improving efficiency, training of personnel, or identifying new research opportunities. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB). Study coordination including screening of potential patients for protocol eligibility, presenting non-medical trial concepts and details to the patients, and participating in the informed consent process. Scheduling of patients for research visits and procedures. In collaboration with the physician and other medical personnel, documents thoroughly on Case Report Forms (CRFs) the following; changes in patient condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug. Maintains accurate source documents related to all research procedures. Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting including timely response to sponsor queries. Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities. Responsible for compiling and reporting on each study including information related to protocol activity, accrual data, workload, and other research information; present this information at regular research staff meetings. Notifies direct supervisor about concerns regarding data quality and study conduct. Works closely with a regulatory coordinator or directly with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, protocol deviations, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines. May involve other regulatory / Institutional Review Board duties, budgeting duties, and assisting with patient research billing and reconciliation. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA and local Institutional Review Board. Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law. May participate in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc. May plan and coordinate strategies for increasing patient enrollment, and/or improving clinical research efficiency. May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality Participates in required training and education programs. Educational Requirements: BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience License/Certification/Registration Requirements: ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred. Experience: Understanding of general clinical research objectives. Clinical research experience, preferred. Physical Demands: Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions

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