Dignity Health Research Coordinator in Sacramento, California

Overview

Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health – one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Research Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating services and activities associated with the Research Program. They act as a clinical liaison and communications link with the providers, office personnel, nursing staff, research subjects and their families. They are responsible for maintaining quality standards for responsive service and professional documentation in a manner which is consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the organization, applicable policies and procedures, and the study and IRB guidelines and requirements. They Research Coordinator will manage all aspects of the research associated with their assigned complex studies. They are expected to develop expertise in all issues related to the protocols so as to function autonomously when working with the related participants.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct research studies according to all applicable regulations and study protocols.

  • Collaborate in expediting the opening of new trials and assisting the Primary Investigator in interactions with the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

  • Design and maintain organizational tools to conduct the study accurately and in compliance with regulatory laws and guidelines.

  • Ensure the safety and welfare of study subjects.

  • Abstract appropriate data from necessary source documentation to complete flow sheets, case report forms, regulatory binders, and any other documentation required by the protocol.

  • Recruit potential study subjects from within and outside the organization according to the study protocol's inclusion and exclusion criteria.

  • Determine patient eligibility for the study. Interact frequently with the study subjects, explain the study to the subjects, answer subject questions, and obtain proper written informed consent from each study participant prior to the study.

  • Create forms for clinical trials and specific screening forms.

  • Lead patient registration and randomization of protocol patients as required.

  • Design and maintain organizational tools to conduct each study accurately and in compliance with related research laws.

  • Maintain all required documentation.

  • Communicate in a timely manner changes to specific protocol to the IRB.

  • Train other site personnel and medical staff on the specific implementing of the protocol.

  • Participate as a member of the Academic Affairs / Research Committee as requested.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in clinical trials required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a healthcare related field required

  • Must be eligible and attain the status of Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) or

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) through the Society of Clinical Research

Associates or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals within one (1) year from date

of hire

  • Ability to read and understand research protocols

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with patients, families, Dignity Health Medical

Foundation staff and providers

  • Ability to effectively work with external pharmaceutical companies and other potential research

resources

  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to manage project tasks and timelines, and analytical

ability

  • Ability to work with and communicate to a diverse work force at all levels of the organization

  • Strong communication and leadership skills required

  • Must be able to adapt easily to change and lead others in a team environment

  • Strong computer and organizational skills

  • Understanding of ethical principles, culture and values of medical research, including Good

Clinical Practice and human subjects protection

  • MA certification or Phlebotomy certification, or ability to get phlebotomy certification within

three months of employment

  • Completion of a course in Shipment of Human Biological Substances

  • CPR BLS through American Heart Association

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years direct research experience as a Research Coordinator or similar position requiring preparation and management of research studies preferred

  • RN preferred

  • CCRP or CCRC certification preferred

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Job ID 2018-57533

Employment Type Full Time

Department Research Department

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Shift Day

Location Carmichael

Optional Work Location US-CA-Sacramento

State/Province CA

Standard Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm