Clinical Research Coordinator, Lead (Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program)

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Updated: September 13, 2019
Job ID: 215069
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator II for the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDCRP. US Citizenship is required for this position. This position will support the Pragmatic Assessment of the Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the DOD (PAIVED) study in addition to other projects.


  1. Interviews patients for protocols and collects and analyzes appropriate data for recruitment purposes, determine patient commitment and obtains informed consent.
  2. Reviews new patient records and screens patients for eligibility for participating in research protocol.
  3. Assists to administer appropriate drugs/devices/infusions to patients as specified in protocols.  Draws blood (if trained) and obtain other specimens as specified in protocols.
  4. 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.
  5. Assists research team to identify problems in the research design or analysis methodology and trends in patient reactions to treatment.
  6. Collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current data.
  7. Determines whether data is clinically significant and reports results that warrant prompt action to the physicians.
  8. Maintains weekly/monthly status reports on all patients.
  9. Acts as a liaison between patients and physicians and serves as a resource for the patients.
  10. Prepares and maintains manual and computerized data in patient study books according to prescribed standards.
  11. 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.
  12. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Assures that protocol requirements are achieved within Good Clinical Practice.
  13. Assists with monitoring audits/visits for protocols.
  14. Locally travels to/from their assigned workplace to support protocols as needed.
  15. Schedules patients for appointments and visits.
  16. Demonstrate effectiveness oral and written communication methods using lines of authority appropriately.
  17. Demonstrate a commitment to the healthcare organization by taking responsibility for job function.
  18. Demonstrate a leadership role through clinical practice, supervision, teaching, and research when appropriate.
  19. May analyze and interpret data.
  20. 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; Must be certified in Phlebotomy or open to being trained and certified.

Minimum Experience:   2 - 4 years’ experience working with 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

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) preferred; certified in basic cardiac life support preferred.

Work Environment:  Laboratory, office or clinical/hospital environment; possible evening and/or weekend hours.

Background: U.S. 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.