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Clinical Trials Associate I - GI Oncology Research Team

Employer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location
Nashville, TN
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022
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Clinical Trials Associate I - GI Oncology Research Team - 2205725

Job : Research

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Preston Cancer Research Building

Organization : Hematology/Oncology Research 104491

Shift: : First Shift

Description

Clinical Trials Associate I - GI Oncology Research Team

The Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Research Team is seeking a qualified Clinical Trials Associate I to join our rapidly growing

program. Our team has multiple studies across the GI tract but we are primarily focused on colorectal cancer. This position

will assist in active clinical and non-clinical research projects.

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, interpretation, and documentation of data in support of clinical trials. Assists in ensuring adherence to protocols, appropriate regulations, and deadlines. Ensures quality of information received.

Department Summary:

The Division of Hematology and Oncology conducts research and treats all types of adult cancers including solid tumor cancers and hematological (blood) disorders, as well as coagulation disorders and non-cancerous blood diseases. With over 80 faculty members representing a broad range of professional training and expertise, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to cancer care.

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning and leading is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilts mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Childrens Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

Healthcares Most Wired: Among the nations 100 most-wired hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

Beckers Hospital Review: named as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 childrens hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • With guidance, assesses and evaluates patient eligibility for approved study to ensure appropriate participants are enrolled.
  • Knowledgeable of all active protocols in order to determine if a patient meets specific criteria for eligibility or exclusion from a given study.
  • Gathers complete medical history of patient.
  • Ensures patient consent forms are completed and appropriate documentation is processed.
  • Reviews medical history to determine eligibility status
  • Discusses findings with research team
  • Processes patient data and runs reports as needed.
  • Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study into appropriate REDCap databases or projects
  • Assists in developing an appropriate timeline of tests and required procedures for study participants.
  • Inputs all pertinent patient data into database accurately
  • Collects and monitors all study patients records to document treatments and outcomes as required by the protocol
  • Reports all adverse reactions according to VU and protocol guidelines
  • Ensures complete source documentation in record
  • Ensures treatment and dates match
  • Assists supervisor and other Clinical Trials Specialist with monitoring compliance with protocol and regulations
  • Ensures deadlines are met for study
  • Follows up with staff about tests and procedures as needed
  • Schedules shipping of specimens and samples to meet protocol deadlines.
  • Prepares kits for procedures, labels tubes, and handles the times and dates for specimen collection.
  • Freezes, spins, separates samples, and cultures as necessary. Mails to designated labs.
  • Conducts follow-up of study patients.
  • Assists in the continued development of program projects and goals
  • Demonstrates initiative for continuous learning, both self-directed and by attendance of offered educational and developmental opportunities. Actively seeks to learn and utilizes knowledge of gastrointestinal malignancies and study processes.
  • This list is inclusive but not exhaustive; CTA I is expected to assist in other tasks as they develop
  • Organizational Impact: Performs clearly defined tasks and methods described in detail to achieve standardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems where solutions are clearly prescribed.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has basic job knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job.
  • Team Interaction: Individually contributes to the team.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Organizational Impact: Performs clearly defined tasks and methods described in detail to achieve standardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems where solutions are clearly prescribed.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has basic job knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job.
  • Team Interaction: Individually contributes to the team.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES:
  • Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
  • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
  • Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
  • Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
  • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
  • Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards Ensures continuous improvement.
  • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
  • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:
  • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
  • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
  • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.

FOSTERING INNOVATION:
  • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
  • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
  • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

Basic Qualifications

REQUIRED:

Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year experience; 1 year of clinical healthcare experience (Preferred)

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

Movement
  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Sensory
  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

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Req ID: 2205725

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