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Clinical Research Center, Medical Assistant
The Clinical Research Center Medical Assistant works as part of a multi-disciplinary team performing clinical and laboratory procedures for research protocols in a dedicated clinical trials unit at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This position requires daily interaction with study participants, physician-investigators, and other research personnel.
The MA works under the supervision of the unit’s APP Facility Manager and uses judgment in determining the needs of research staff and study participants, and performs routine protocol activities, such as blood draws, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and other common measures, within the framework of the unit’s policies and procedures and protocol requirements. The incumbent will also assist with the coordination of the unit’s administrative and operational tasks. This work may include serving as the unit’s front office liaison and coordinating study participants, study staff, IDS pharmacy, couriers, processing labs, and Center facilities. The MA works responsibly, accurately and independently under the supervision of the clinical trial unit’s management and perform multiple tasks with high level of attention to detail.