MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Clinical Studies - Immunology in Houston, Texas

The goal of the department is to perform multidisciplinary research and educational activities in basic and cancer immunology

KEY FUNCTIONS:

1. Recruitment and enrollment of patients onto Protocol PA13-0291.

* Completes Human Subjects Research Training and courses on the informed consent process.

• Screens for and ensures eligibility for PA13-0291

• Consents patients for protocol, or coordinates/trains staff of

collaborating departments to obtain consent; documents the informed consent process

• Registers patient in CORe

• Tracks assigned patients, protocols, procedures and prepares related documentation

• Assists in QA of consent verification, specimen documentation, and other required processes

• Serves as liaison to collaborating departmental staff and patients, answers questions and concerns related to Platform functions/requirements blood, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, and/or tissue

• Obtains, stores, and/or ships research samples. Remains

knowledgeable of all policies and procedures that are essential to the collection, storage, and/or shipping of research samples. De-identifies and packages biologic samples, coordinates delivery, and documents chain of custody

• Demonstrates precision in interpreting orders and obtaining

appropriate clinical research samples, precision in sample identification and labeling, and accuracy in documentation

• Assists with the request and transfer of samples to and from

outside centers and departments using applications such as EPIC,

Tissue Station, CORe, iLabs, Prometheus/LIMS. Maintains an electronic file system to document the progress and status of each request. Locates, files, and/or retrieves the required documents for tissue requests

• Completes and oversees data entry regarding sample collection.

Maintains a file storage system of completed lab requisitions and

related protocol documents. Coordinates source document sharing

with designated personnel from collaborating departments

• Coordinates sample collections with patients and multiple

departments including collaborating clinical departments, diagnostic

labs, and treatment centers. Update database with all collections and timepoints

• Coordinates with collaborating departmental staff to note missed specimen collections and re-visit the planned collection timepoints as necessary

• Serves as liaison for other departments and treatment centers on specimen collection, data collection, documentation, treatment, and patient coordination

2. Maintains a level of professional expertise through educational programs:

* Participates in start-up meetings and trainings that cover

procedures and forms for the collection, processing, storage, and

distribution of clinical research specimens

* Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional

continuing education programs.

* Maintains working knowledge of current Laboratory Policies and

Procedures, Code of Federal Regulation, and Good Clinical Practice

guidelines.

* Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

when contacting other institutions, patients, and departments by

phone, email, and/or face-to-face interactions. Assimilate pertinent

information in order to compose written correspondence.

3. Procedures and forms for the collection, processing, storage, and

distribution of clinical research specimens

* Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional

continuing education programs.

* Maintains working knowledge of current Laboratory Policies and

Procedures, Code of Federal Regulation, and Good Clinical Practice

guidelines.

* Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

when contacting other institutions, patients, and departments by

phone, email, and/or face-to-face interactions. Assimilate pertinent

information in order to compose written correspondence.

* Procedures and forms for the collection, processing, storage, and

distribution of clinical research specimens

• Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional

continuing education programs.

• Maintains working knowledge of current Laboratory Policies and

Procedures, Code of Federal Regulation, and Good Clinical Practice

guidelines.

• Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

when contacting other institutions, patients, and departments by

phone, email, and/or face-to-face interactions. Assimilate pertinent

information in order to compose written correspondence.

* Procedures and forms for the collection, processing, storage, and

distribution of clinical research specimens

• Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional

continuing education programs.

• Maintains working knowledge of current Laboratory Policies and

Procedures, Code of Federal Regulation, and Good Clinical Practice

guidelines.

• Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

when contacting other institutions, patients, and departments by

phone, email, and/or face-to-face interactions. Assimilate pertinent

information in order to compose written correspondence.

* Procedures and forms for the collection, processing, storage, and

distribution of clinical research specimens

* Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional

continuing education programs.

* Maintains working knowledge of current Laboratory Policies and

Procedures, Code of Federal Regulation, and Good Clinical Practice

guidelines.

* Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

when contacting other institutions, patients, and departments by

phone, email, and/or face-to-face interactions. Assimilate pertinent

information in order to compose written correspondence.

* Procurement of blood, tissue and related data for research protocols.

* Ensures collection of research samples as appropriate, including

* Other duties as required.

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 or other related experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

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

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200