Clinical Research Coordinator I (Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program)

Updated: November 22, 2019
Job ID: 215479
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Diego, CA, United States

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HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to perform to perform clinical research and participant treatment for the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) at the Naval Medical Center (NMCSD) in San Diego, California. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDCRP.

This position will be responsible for performing clinical research and participant treatment in conjunction with one or more specified clinical research protocols for the IDCRP at the NMCSD and will be supervised by either Clinical Site Manager or designee. This position will support the Military HIV Natural History Study, PAIVED (A Pragmatic Assessment of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the DoD), GC Resistance Study and Repository, P4TD, and possibily other studies as required.

Responsibilities:

  1. Interviews participants for protocols and collects and analyzes appropriate data for recruitment purposes, determine participant commitment and obtains informed consent.
  2. Reviews new participant records and screens participants for eligibility for participating in research protocol.
  3. Coordinates the dispensing of appropriate drugs/devices/infusions to participants as specified in protocols. When applicable and training requirements are met, draws blood and obtains other specimens as specified in protocols.
  4. Educates participants about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information and acts as a research case manager for the participants where appropriate.
  5. Assists research team to identify problems in the research design or analysis methodology and trends in participant reactions to treatment.
  6. Collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current data.
  7. Identifies clinically significant findings and results that warrant prompt action to the Principal Investigator and prepares UP/AE reports per protocol. .
  8. Maintains weekly/monthly status reports on all participants.
  9. Acts as a liaison between participants and research investigators and serves as a resource for the participants.
  10. Prepares and maintains manual and computerized data in participant research records 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 and descriptive data from participant research records 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. Travels to/from their assigned workplace to support protocols as needed.
  15. Schedules participants for appointments and visits.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks; ability to learn and become proficient in data acquisition and clinical responsibilities related to research protocols; 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 preferred.

Minimum Experience: 1 to 2 years experience working with human subject research protocols.

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

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

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

Background: US Citizenship required; ability to obtain 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.

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