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MD Anderson Cancer Center Coord, Clinical Studies - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Clinical Studies is to provide clinical evaluation, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of patients enrolled in phase I research protocols. Also serves as an effective point of contact regarding status and progress of phase I trials. In addition, will reconcile the study finance and budget according to the protocol. The study coordinator will also invoice, track payment, and facilitate patient travel reimbursement related to the patient milestone or treatment phases. This position requires strict adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Coordination of activities related to initiation and conduct of clinical trials (25%)

• Work with staff in Patient Business Services to develop research charge tickets for protocols.

• Interact with clinic staff to make sure research charge tickets are used appropriately and that billing to sponsored study accounts is accurate.

• Coordinate, evaluate, and follow the patient's participation in clinical settings. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team as necessary to document patient care, achieve objectives of phase I trials, and maintain patient safety.

• Instruct co-workers in allied fields in procedures for recording patient information.

• Maintain data necessary for audits.

• Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.

Coordination of regulatory correspondence on clinical research studies. (25%)

• Communicate verbally and in writing, as needed or as requested by the principal investigator of the study, with internal reviewers or external agencies (pharmaceutical companies and /or government sponsors).

• Complete forms and comply with institutional, state, and federal agencies; prepare reports for the surveillance committee and the sponsoring agencies as specified in the reporting requirements.

• Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.

Financial Accounting, Strategic Planning, and Reporting (50%)

  • As assigned, prepare monthly reports summarizing available funds (Free Balance Report) for the finance team manager, Department Administrator, and Chair.

  • Review and analyze data from above reports to identify trends or problem areas and formulate strategic solutions to address deficiencies.

  • Prepare and assist Patient Travel Reimbursement to pay patient expenses and invoice sponsors for patient travel expenses.

  • Meet on regular basis with assigned faculty to review financial accounts status and updates regarding invoicing and payments. Discuss projections for support of their physician team personnel and provide strategic financial planning for continuity of support.

  • Prepare adjusting and closing entries, statements, and analyze financial operations as required.

  • For ad hoc reports, assemble data from special financial statements and other reports.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports and other special reports, as required.

  • Review and analyze data from reports (departmental, divisional, and institutional) to identify trends or problem areas and formulate strategic solutions to address deficiencies.

  • Meet with assigned faculty to review financial accounts status and updates regarding invoicing and payments. Discuss projections for support of their physician team personnel and provide strategic financial planning for continuity of support.

  • For ad hoc reports, assemble data from special financial statements and other reports.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports and other special reports, as required.

  • As assigned, monitor industry grants and initiate the invoicing process in accordance with agreements. Work closely with Grants and Contracts Accounting, Research Nurses, and other study personnel to provide the appropriate information for invoicing.

  • Interact with external funding agencies to ensure proper invoicing and payment for clinical trials according to contractual agreements.

  • Assist in the quarterly forecasting process, incorporating changes in personnel, position vacancies, addition/loss of faculty, etc. Project future needs and requirements.

  • Assist in the preparation of grant and contract budgets by applying guidelines and procedures established by the department and by adhering to the granting agency's procedures and stipulations.

  • Maintain projections of available personnel funding.

Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines

Electrical

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

On Call

Sedentary Environment

Wearing Protective Equipment

Working at Heights

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Seldom 3-10%

Occasionally 11-33%

Rarely1-2%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Seldom 3-10%

EDUCATION

Required:Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Three years' experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering, finance/accounting, or any related experiences. Additional years of related experience and/or education may be substituted on a one-to-one basis.

Preferred: Experience as a Research Data Coordinator or Sr. Research Data Coordinator.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 155275

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,000

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No

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