Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator ~ Research Operations (Full Time, Day Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 24931
Works independently on more complex projects/assignments. Coordinates clinical research studies on human subjects. Responsible for subject recruitment (screening, consenting support and enrollment), follow-up, data management (entry and reporting), detailed record keeping, regulatory compliance, report writing, and correspondence with investigators, IRBs, sponsors, CRO's and regulatory authorities. Responsible for new research application (including study start-up processes and requirements) and submission of protocols with subsequent amendments. Trains and mentors junior CRC staff, Research Assistants, Data assistants and Research Volunteers. Some participation in protocol writing. Participates in protocol writing as needed and maintains initial and continuing education for Good Clinical Practice compliance.
Job Specific Duties
Assists management with business development efforts.
Attends and participates in investigator meetings, pre-study visits, and initiation meetings or coordinator meetings as appropriate.
Collects and maintains accurate patient data for submission to Sponsor, maintaining proper patient records, coordinating the collection, and shipments of specimens as required by protocol.
Communicates study objectives/procedures to relevant hospital units involved with the study including the establishment of good rapport with the Principal Investigator & providing required assistance.
Communicates with the Sponsor or their representatives. Schedules & facilitates study monitor visits, and facilitates communication between Principal Investigator and Sponsor or Sponsor’s reps.
Complies with the Research Finance Compliance policies and procedures including reporting requirements to research finance staff.
Interacts with patients and families to recruit study subjects and ensures compliance with the protocol.
Responsible for speedy and adequate patient enrollment as determined by Research Management in all assigned studies.
Submits new protocols to Research Regulatory Affairs team (for IRB submission/approval) and verifies proper document are received with the proper format.
Submits amendments of protocols to Research Regulatory Affairs team and verifies the required corrections are inserted following the established procedures.
Utilizes Good Clinical Practices in the conduct of clinical trials as per established protocol.
Follows NCH RI’s Standard Operating Procedures, AAHRPP, HIPAA and FDA guidelines for clinical research, and keeps updated in those procedures and/or guidelines.
Enters Research Patient information into CTMS within 72 hours of enrollment, patient visit or patient-related event.
Provides new Protocols, Amendments and study status updates to necessary research staff for digitization/entry into CTMS.
Assist with training initiatives (including mentoring) with new and junior research staff (Research Assistants, Data assistants and Research Volunteers).
Minimum Job Requirements
AA and 5 years of research or clinical experience (OR) Bachelor's degree and 2 years of research or clinical experience (OR) Master's degree and 1 year of research or clinical experience (OR) 7+ years of Clinical Research Coordinator experience (Required) (Required)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in pediatric clinical research in a hospital setting preferred.
Clinical research certification (CCRC, CCRP, CRA) and IATA certification preferred.
5+ years research or Clinical Research Experience preferred.
Experience with interventional (PI Initiated, IND and/or Device) clinical trials preferred.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Excellent communication skills in working with both children and adults.
Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, people-oriented, flexible, and adaptable to change.
Excellent time management skills.
Knowledge of protocols and its process.
Experience with software applications including word processing, scheduling and contact database, email, web browsing, hospital records, other database software and office equipment.
Experience with relevant hospital equipment for each clinical trial project.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.