Clinical Research Coordinator I (Hourly)

Job ID
24313
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Clinical Research Support Services

Overview

Clinical Research Coordinator: Focus on Psychological and/or Biobehavioral Research

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

This individual will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and a senior Clinical Research Coordinator. The applicant will be required to perform their responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. Position will involve both remote work (e.g. recruitment phone calls, protocol development), as well as possible in-person recruitment at Fred Hutch sites of cancer care.

 

This is a full-time, hourly position. However, the team will consider part-time, hourly for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

Principal Investigator Support

  • Serve as designee of the Principal Investigator (PI) to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory, GCP guidelines and institutional policy.

Recruitment and Enrollment

  • Ensure informed consent, initiate patient enrollment, and ensure accurate enrollment records are maintained.
  • Review study candidates’ medical records for study eligibility, as necessary for the study.

Education

  • Educate clinical teams, co-investigators, ancillary departments, patients and their caregivers to ensure safe and accurate protocol implementation.

Protocol Implementation

  • Develop, maintain or assist in maintaining IRB correspondence and regulatory documentation.  Prepare or assist in preparing consent forms, continuation review reports, protocol submissions and modifications, and other study reports.
  • Administer study questionnaires and disperse study-related payments.
  • Conduct study interviews and participate in focus groups.
  • Develop and maintain tools for study implementation, which may include data collection tools, study reference materials, and study specific orders.  Revise and utilize tools as necessary to fulfill the aims of the clinical study or trial.
  • Initiate scheduling of patient clinic visits, and on-going study visits. Ensure clinical procedures, lab test, and other protocol specific activities are completed as outlined in the protocols as necessary.
  • Because the nature of the clinical study may vary within this job, the CRC must be capable of moving seamlessly between different protocols.

Other Duties Which May Be Required

  • Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with protocol development, revision, and study analysis.
  • Function as a protocol liaison with clinical teams, patients, and when necessary, other institutions or drug companies. 
  • Collaborate with Investigational Drug Services (IDS) on drug assignment, dispensation information, and maintain regular communication regarding status of study subjects if necessary.
  • Ensure study drug self-administration and accountability with patients if necessary.
  • Maintain appropriate source documentation, and complete or assist with accurate data entry into case report forms in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate monitoring visits and respond to queries and other requests from study monitors.
  • Identify and report adverse events in accordance with protocol, regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.
  • Participate in the review of charges for patients on clinical trials to ensure billing compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge reading and reviewing related literature.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as remotely.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 1 year of clinical research, cancer registry or related experience.
  • This position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Collaborative focus is essential, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in oncology and/or palliative care research.
  • Previous experience in survey research and qualitative interviewing.
  • Previous experience working with RedCAP.
  • Previous experience in biobehavioral intervention studies.

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.


 

The hourly pay range for this position is from $24.96 to $35.53 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. 

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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