Clinical Research Coordinator

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Updated: August 31, 2019
Job ID: 214589
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to support the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR) located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CRSR.

Responsibilities are to assist the Program Manager for the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research with creating, improving upon, and maintaining tracking and organizational tools to support the growth of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), perform clinical research and patient treatment in conjunction with one or more specified clinical research protocols for the Center, and assist with the training and support of lower-level staff. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be supervised by the CRSR Program Manager. 


  1. Assists with the creation, improvement, and maintenance of tracking and organizational files, standards-of-practice documents, and other files/documents that support the growth of CRSR.
  2.  Assists with maintaining the CRSR website, drafting reporting documents, and planning Center-sponsored events/conferences/meetings.
  3. Helps oversee training of lower-level employees and serves as a resource and mentor for these employees; provides Program Manager with feedback about employees’ job performance.
  4. Interviews patients for protocols and collects and analyzes appropriate data for recruitment purposes, determine patient commitment and obtains informed consent.
  5. Reviews new patient records and screens patients for eligibility for participating in research protocols.
  6. May assist in administering appropriate drugs/devices/infusions to patients as specified in protocols.  May be required to draw blood and obtain other specimens as specified in protocols (training will be provided if needed).
  7. Educates patients about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information and acts as a research case manager for the patients where appropriate. 
  8. Assists research team to identify problems in the research design or analysis methodology and trends in patient reactions to treatment. 
  9. Collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current data. 
  10. Determines whether data is clinically significant and reports results that warrant prompt action to the physicians. 
  11. Maintains weekly/monthly status reports on all patients.
  12. Acts as a liaison between patients and physicians and serves as a resource for the patients. 
  13. Prepares and maintains manual and computerized data in patient study books according to prescribed standards.
  14. Transcribes and resolves queries of data in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic) and prepares documents, under direction of project heads, reporting statistical analyses and descriptive data from patient's study books to be used in research reports. 
  15. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Assures that protocol requirements are achieved within Good Clinical Practice.
  16. Assists with monitoring audits/visits for protocols.
  17. Travels from their assigned workplace to support protocols at other sites as needed.
  18. Schedules patients for appointments and visits. 
  19. Performs other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of federal and local regulations and policies pertinent to research involving human subjects; excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline (Master’s degree preferred).

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years of experience working with human subjects research protocols.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of sitting and standing; some bending, lifting, and walking; escorting patients and carrying light items; may encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.

Work Environment:  Laboratory, office or clinical/hospital environment; possible evening and/or weekend hours. Requires work on military base with requirement for background investigation.

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.