To coordinate all translational cancer research protocols and to assist with the daily operation of the Tissue Procurement Center.
Provides all study related coordination.
Follows study protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
Reviews patient eligibility and obtains informed consent.
Maintains copies of all patient consent forms, quality control results, and pathology reports for consented patients.
Coordinates, evaluates, and follows patient participation and compliance for research studies.
Collects and evaluates data from research participants and submits follow-up information as specified by protocol.
Review and abstracts research protocols. Submits continuing reviews, protocol revisions and consent changes to the IRB .
Performs quality assurance measures for study protocols to ensure high quality data.
Collaborates with physicians and research staff on a regular basis to ensure study success.
Perform vein puncture (phlebotomy) on study participant per protocol requirements.
Supports conduct of translational research trials, including travel to physician offices to coordinate and obtain sample collection (urine, blood, etc.) and shipment as required by protocols.
Assists with all aspects of tissue procurement as needed
Performs protocol specific tasks including, screening, specimen collection and study documentation.
Evaluates feasibility of tissue procurement for collection, handling, and storage of required specimens.
Educates personnel in the proper manner of collection and handling of biospecimens for research.
Tracks monthly workload totals and billing details.
Member of phone tree to respond to ultra-low and liquid nitrogen freezer alarms 24/7.
Perform assigned work safely, adhere to established departmental safety rules and practices; report to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, protocol participants, or visitors
Perform other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE,ANDFREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Frequent contact with Pathologists, research staff, OR staff, physicians, and their office staff, histotechnicians, researchers and ancillary departments.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Research Supervisor/Project Manager
Associate Degree in related science, preferred, but will consider experience.
Minimum of two years research experience preferred
Phlebotomy skills required
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL,ANDABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Interpersonal and communication skills
Self-motivated, detail oriented and flexible
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Time management and organizational skills
Ability to communicate and maintain relationships with investigators, physicians, and other research personnel in a professional manner
Ability to function as a team member
Maintains a good working relationship with ancillary departments
Strong computer skills
May need to work extended hours to meet project deadlines, travel to physicians' offices, travel to national meeting. Hours may change depending on physician's schedules and patient appointments.
Intermittent standing, sitting, and walking
Light lifting, repetitive hand movements
Prolonged periods of sitting and working at a computer workstation
Exposure to blood and body fluid specimens
Danger of exposure to infectious materials, toxic chemicals, and high noise levels
Internal Number: JR56325
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.