11-9121.01 - Clinical Research Coordinators
Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.
- Review scientific literature, participate in continuing education activities, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain current knowledge of clinical studies affairs and issues.
- Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
- Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
- Develop advertising and other informational materials to be used in subject recruitment.
- Confer with health care professionals to determine the best recruitment practices for studies.
- Track enrollment status of subjects and document dropout information such as dropout causes and subject contact efforts.
- Review proposed study protocols to evaluate factors such as sample collection processes, data management plans, or potential subject risks.
- Record adverse event and side effect data and confer with investigators regarding the reporting of events to oversight agencies.
- Prepare study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.
- Participate in the development of study protocols including guidelines for administration or data collection procedures.
- Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented.
- Order drugs or devices necessary for study completion.
- Organize space for study equipment and supplies.
- Maintain contact with sponsors to schedule and coordinate site visits or to answer questions about issues such as incomplete data.
- Instruct research staff in scientific and procedural aspects of studies including standards of care, informed consent procedures, or documentation procedures.
- Inform patients or caregivers about study aspects and outcomes to be expected.
- Identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts, such as protocol revisions.
- Direct the requisition, collection, labeling, storage, or shipment of specimens.
- Contact outside health care providers and communicate with subjects to obtain follow-up information.
- Communicate with laboratories or investigators regarding laboratory findings.
- Collaborate with investigators to prepare presentations or reports of clinical study procedures, results, and conclusions.
- Code, evaluate, or interpret collected study data.
- Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, or discussions with physicians and nurses.
- Schedule subjects for appointments, procedures, or inpatient stays as required by study protocols.
- Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices.
- Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
- Solicit industry-sponsored trials through contacts and professional organizations.
- Register protocol patients with appropriate statistical centers as required.
- Participate in preparation and management of research budgets and monetary disbursements.
- Interpret protocols and advise treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics.
- Contact industry representatives to ensure equipment and software specifications necessary for successful study completion.
- Dispense medical devices or drugs, and calculate dosages and provide instructions as necessary.
- Arrange for research study sites and determine staff or equipment availability.
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