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The primary function of the Research Coordinator is to coordinate and perform all the associated duties associated with coordination and implementation of the conduct of clinical research trials and projects.
A day in the life of a Research Coordinator at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
- Assists and conducts literature review, appraisal and grading of evidence and collaborates on proposal development
- Prepare and submit institutional review board application.
- Act as a liaison between Institutional Review Board(s) principal investigators, sub-investigators, assuring compliance with regulatory and institutional mandates and regulations inclusive of but not limited to amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
- Reports all serious adverse events to sponsor and IRB(s).
- Serves as primary study coordinator ensuring adherence to the research protocol and provides periodic updates to Principal Investigator on study progress.
- Assist in the development of forms, questionnaires, and completes case report forms and maintains source document
- Creates and maintains regulatory binders and files for assigned protocols
- Collaborates with the research nurse coordinator in creating source document
- Screens research subject /participants as delineated in study specific eligibility criteria
- Obtains informed consent
- Assures follow-up on all protocol patients by maintaining updated records, reviewing active patient lists for correct and current materials, and co-investigators of diagnostic tests needed for protocol compliance.
- Performs periodic quality assurance audits to ensure completeness and accuracy of study documents
- Collects data collection, data validation and verification through and continually monitors to assure investigates and resolves discrepancies.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of all aspects of protocol including primary clinical aim, method of protocol execution, budgetary and logistic components and contractual requirements.
- Facilitates all audits with staff of Hackensack University Medical Center, sponsor, FDA and other regulatory agencies.
- Must continually seek and attend educational venues related to governmental regulations, research and data management.
- Identifies the needs of the patient population served and provides service that is specific to those needs (i.e. culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
- May be required to draw blood for sample collection.
- Adheres to the standards in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
- Minimum of 1 year of clinical research/regulatory experience or equivalent.
- Mandatory education on human subject research.
- Computer proficient.
Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
- Association for Clinical Research Professionals Certification.
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