MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Data Coordinator - Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine 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 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Research Data Collection and Documentation Processing

Must be able to work independently with limited supervision while working in concert with other research personnel. Serves as a resource to other departmental staff. Assumes responsibility for multiple assigned minimal risk studies, identifies potential protocol candidates, performs screening for eligibility and provides study specific information to them. Participates in the informed consent process and registers subjects utilizing the Clinical Oncology Research (CORe) system according to institutional policy. May conduct structured interviews with research subjects for protocol data collection. Abstracts patient demographic information and pertinent reports from the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and enters data collected to protocol specific databases. Collaborates with the clinical trial team members and or study PI regarding subject eligibility questions. May assists with follow-up appointments and provide telephone reminders to patients. May administer Quality of Life questionnaires to eligible patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Assists in the maintenance of a system for collecting protocol data including but not limited to records of surgery, therapy dates, laboratory results, and pathology information. Documents study specific information appropriately in the patient medical record. Reviews data forms for completeness and updates as needed. Creates, prints, and distributes forms using computer and printer. Utilizes computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data. Requests patient charts via on-line system as necessary to facilitate research projects. Obtains and returns charts to medical records when requested. Generates reports as requested. Monitors informed consent files at outreach site to ensure they are up to date. Assists with annual reviews, updates, and response data, and generates reports as requested.

Communication

Communicates with study participants, family members and outside medical institutions by phone or in person to register onto protocol and ensure delivery of study documents. Communicates with Clinical Trial Administrative team to provide updates and/or issues and concerns. Contacts hospitals, including international medical institutions to collect patient medical records. Manages study specific email accounts and responds to correspondence submitted via study website. Faxes documents to other institutional departments and outside organizations/physician offices as requested. Utilizes and accesses departmental/institutional e-mail to send and receive documents and messages via computer. Provides accurate and up to date study information to PI, collaborators and industry sponsors. Serves as the primary contact for sponsored trials and works with regulatory personnel and the clinical trial team to respond to sponsor queries. Presents data at departmental and research program meetings. Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects.

Additional Responsibilities

Attends various departmental Working Group meetings, research team meetings, departmental meetings, mandatory training, and/or other events to remain current of policies and procedures related to data and protocol management. Provides input for completion of research analysis. Assists in the preparation of information and reports for manuscript/fund raising events as required. Collaborates with database administrator and statistician to create study specific REDCap database and requested reports.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $38,000 – Midpoint: $47,500 – Maximum: $57,000

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Four years of related experience. May substitute required experience with completed years of college on a one to one basis.

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