The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for the coordination of daily clinical trial activities. The CRC will work collaboratively with the principal investigator (PI), the Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator (SCRC), the clinical site, sponsor(s), clinical research organization(s) (CROs), institutional review boards (IRBs), and study participants to ensure Execution of the clinical trial in accordance with the Study Protocol, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) and applicable state and local regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.
Coordinate all aspects of participant care from screening through study completion as defined by the protocol and Principal Investigator (PI) delegation.
Ensure and document that the informed consent process has occurred properly according to the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR part 46).
Assist in the process of maintaining and updating each study participant’s source records, including collection of medical history, assessment of eligibility and documentation of all study related procedures and relevant information.
Promptly report adverse events, protocol deviations and unanticipated problems involving risk to human subjects or others to the PI, the Sponsor, the IRB and in accordance with the Federal Code of Regulations (21 CFR 312), with assistance as applicable.
Provide timely and accurate exchange of participant information with the PI and research team as it pertains to study conduct and patient safety.
Adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA Privacy Rule) and protect participant confidentiality at all times.
Dispense, administer and instruct participants on proper use of the investigational product (IP) in accordance with the protocol, coordinator’s scope of practice and at the direction of the PI, with assistance as needed.
Collaborate with the USRC clinical team. Participate in trial implementation, and ensure compliance with the study protocol by our clinical partners, with assistance as needed.
Perform accurate and timely data collection, source documentation, and entry into the USRC databases and sponsor Case Report Forms (CRFs)/ interactive web response systems (IWRS). Address queries and sponsor requests in a timely manner.
Aid in the coordination of long-term storage of research records in accordance with contractual requirements, with direction from the Director of Clinical Research.
Responsible for the preparation and ongoing maintenance of Essential Documents (The Trial Master File). This includes those documents that will allow for the evaluation of the clinical trial and demonstrate compliance of the sponsor and PI with the study protocol and GCP. (Including but not limited to: Form FDA 1572, financial disclosures, laboratory certifications, protocol, investigator brochure, institutional review board (IRB) related documents, IND reports delegation of authority (DOA), study specific enrollment logs, monitoring reports, with assistance as needed.
Responsible for the patient stipend automated payment process including registration into the system and processing payments per the USRC policy and ongoing maintenance of payments during the trial.
Travel may be required between dialysis facilities or nephrology practices within the community.
May provide training and oversight of Clinical Research Coordinators and/or Research Assistants.
Participate in staff meetings as required.
Regular and reliable attendance is required for the job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
One (1) to three (3) years of experience in clinical research required; nephrology experience preferred.
Basic knowledge of FDA regulations, IRB requirements and Good Clinical Practice.
Basic knowledge of kidney care and/or End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) or similar field is a plus.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Must have intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and web based tools); proficiency in USRC applications required within 90 days of hire.
U.S. Renal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran.
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