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UMC Research Study Coordinator II

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
Job Code:
  • Administrative / Clerical
  • Biotechnology / Science
  • Healthcare
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Title: UMC Research Study Coordinator II
JobID: 6565
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, science emphasis preferred.  5 years of clinical research coordinator experience; possesses general computer knowledge and skills.

Environmental/Working Conditions
Works in a well lighted, heated and ventilated building.  Exposure to blood borne pathogens is of low risk.  May require working out of several different clinics as determined by research manager and/or physicians.
Job Description
Assumes responsibility for the coordination, evaluation and monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials, research protocols, cancer prevention studies, and/or high risk screening programs as evidenced by documentation in data collection system.  Coordinates patient care and patient education according to protocol as evidenced by documentation in patient’s medical record.  Assisting with research patient billing and management.  Provides professional and ancillary staff education to ensure the safe management of care for patients and families.  Provides expert knowledge to the multi-disciplinary team, consumers, and professional/public organizations as evidenced by compliance with protocol requirements.  Some out of state/in state travel to research meetings for training or education purposes.  Also outreach to the community by means of health fairs, seminars, educational programs, and other things as assigned.  Travel and outreach sometimes will be after 5:00 p.m., weekends, or as assigned.

Physical Capabilities
Requires mobility to all patient care settings both inpatient and outpatient as well as other departments.
Required Licensures/Certifications/Registration
CCRC(Certified Clinical Research Coordinator) Certification required.
After two years of oncology research experience, coordinator will be eligible and required to test for CCRC(Certified Clinical Research Coordinator) exam provided through ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals) or CCRP (Certified Clinical Research Professional) exam as provided through SoCRA (Society of Clinical Research Associates).
Skills and Abilities
Requires extreme organizational skills and a detailed individual who is able to effectively communicate with patients’ physicians, clinic staff, as well as other departments in the hospital, co-workers, and outside facilities/companies.  Talking on the phone with patients, companies, departments, taking legible hand-written notes, and retrieving and visually reading patient’s medical records (some of which may weigh five (5) pounds or more) or retrieve lab, x-ray, etc., reports on the computer or from x-ray.  Also requires a good knowledge of medical terminology and basic anatomy of the human body, able to work with bodily fluids according to policy and procedures set forth by UMC and the clinical research department, scheduling patient appointments, and completing paperwork required by the cooperative groups or drug companies.  Staff who is properly trained may be responsible for processing of bodily fluids as well as blood draws, obtaining vitals, assisting nursing staff or physicians with procedures according to policies for the clinical research department.  All staff will have similar responsibilities in nature but may be assigned different duties based on skill or experience. 

Job Type: Full time
Category: Support Services/Clerical
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