Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Research Coordinator at our Centennial location.
We realize that it sounds clich?? but it is true - taking care of cancer patients is a calling. It's much more than a job. Each of us has a unique story that brought us to Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC), but those stories usually share common themes of care, compassion, and commitment.
No matter the role each RMCC team member serves in, the goal is the same: to provide the best care possible for each and every one of our patients. Whether we are a nurse holding our patient's hand, or a scheduler on the phone finding an appointment that fits into a patient's schedule, we are deeply connected to our patients and do what we can to help.
If this sounds like you, we'd love to have you join our team.
This is a mid-level exempt position. Responsible for the screening, enrollment, and maintenance of patients on clinical trials. Duties include assuring protocol compliance for all patients on trial, participation in consent process, ongoing assessments for changes in condition and adverse events, accurate and timely documentation/data entry, responsible for education and training of other staff and patients, serves a liaison between departments to assure proper conduct of trials. Ensures site research quality by practicing in compliance with US Oncology Research, Inc. (USOR) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations through OSHA, CDC and HIPPA. Supports and adheres to US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics Business Standards.
Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000 for non-nurses and $80,000-$90,000 for nurses
Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, RMCC offers the following benefits for this position, subject to eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; potential for research bonus depending on financials of department after one year of employment; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance; long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; PTO, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and employee paid critical illness and accident insurance. Responsibilities:
Screens potential patients for protocol eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in the informed consent process, and enrolls patients on protocol.
Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements. May disburse investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration. Maintains investigational drug accountability. -In collaboration with the physician, reviews patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug and thoroughly documents all findings.
Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting. Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.
Maintains regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations.
Participates in required training and education programs. Responsible for education of clinic staff regarding clinical research.
May collaborate with Research Site Leader in the study selection process.
Additional responsibilities may include working directly with other (non-USOR) research bases and/or sponsors.
Identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborates with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.
May be responsible for compiling and reporting protocol activity, accrual data, and research financial information to practice administration and physicians.
May oversee the preparation of orders by physicians to assure that protocol compliance is maintained. Communicates with physician regarding study requirements, need for dose modification, and adverse event reporting.
Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and clinical staff at all times through compliance with all federal, state, and professional regulatory standards as issued through OSHA and the CDC. Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Associate's degree in a clinical or scientific related discipline required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
Minimum five years of experience in a clinical or scientific related discipline required, preferably in oncology.
SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred.
Business Experience -
Experience in Microsoft Office
Experience working with physicians preferred
Experience working in clinical research is preferred
Specialized Knowledge/Skills -
Must have excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong ability to multi-task
Excellent time management skills
Must have strong interpersonal skills to be able to interact with multiple people on many different levels
Must have a high level of attention to detail
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
May be responsible for basic clinical assessments
Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education (BSN preferred). Minimum 3 years of nursing experience, preferably in oncology. Experience in clinical research preferred. Current licensure as a registered nurse in state of practice. Current BLCS or ACLS certification required. OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred.
-Knowledge of medical terminology, nursing assessment, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine, diagnostic tests, radiology, pathology, pharmacology, hematology, oncology, clinical trials and GCP
-Experience with computer data entry and database management.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Excellent organizational skills-Attention to details and accuracy
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures such as protocols, informed consent documents, and regulatory documents.
-Ability to work independently, organize, prioritize, and follow through with results.
-Ability to solve practical problems and implement solutions.
Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc.) - Large percent of time performing computer based work is required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. (This description is general in nature and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet company goals.)
All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire.