JOB TITLE: Clinical Research Coordinator I
Job Posting #: 923875
Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute
Department: Cancer Clinical Research Unit
Reports to: Clinical Research Manager
Hours: 37.5 work hours per week
Salary range: $66,573 - $83, 207 per annum: To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy
Status: Permanent Full Time
Posted Date: August 24, 2023
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
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The Cancer Clinical Research Unit requires a Clinical Research Coordinator I (CRC I) to work with various research projects within the Lung disease site's oncology research portfolio. Working under the direction of the Clinical Research Manager, the CRC I collaborates and works very closely with the Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Nurses, and health care team to jointly assume responsibility for the frontline management and coordination of oncology clinical trials and research studies (interventional trials and non-therapeutic studies). It is essential for the Clinical Research Coordinator I to be team oriented and contribute to the overall goals and tasks of the team, particularly with the Clinical Research Nurse. The CRC I will work collaboratively with data and regulatory teams to ensure the collection of high quality data and regulatory compliance through the trials. The CRC I will be a part of a larger CRC I team and have the opportunity to participate in other team and CCRU initiatives.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
Recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent); coordination of patient visits schedules as per study protocol; execution of various aspects of study visit (e.g. recording adverse events and concomitant medications, monitoring safety, administering questionnaires/ePROs, correlative sample coordination and kit prep); vital signs.
- The CRC I performs source documentation in UHN’s EMR (Epic) and data collection according to UHN policy, ICH-GCP guidelines, and study protocol.
- Other responsibilities may include planning, implementing, and coordinating aspects of data entry (e.g. in databases or Case Report Forms) and study-related administrative tasks, such as creation and maintenance of investigator study files, ethics submissions, meeting facilitation, etc.
Please note that venipuncture might be a required job assignment in this role. Candidates must either be certified or be comfortable being certified in venipuncture to perform successfully in this role.
The CRC I role is a primarily on-site position, with some flexibility for work from home as disease site clinical schedule and tasks allow and as approved by the Manager in accordance with UHN guidelines.
At minimum, a Bachelors degree, or recognized equivalent, in a health or science-related discipline
Postgraduate certificate in clinical research, strongly preferred
Minimum three (3) years of clinical and/or professional experience, minimum of 1 year clinical research experience
Certification as a Clinical Research Professional (i.e. SOCRA, ACRP), preferred
Proficiency in basic medical terminology required
Previous research in oncology, strongly preferred
Prior certification and recent experience in venipuncture or willing to be trained, required
Experience with patient contact and informed consent in a clinical setting
Understanding of regulated clinical trial data and regulatory tasks, asset
Knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines
Knowledge of IATA shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures, asset
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a dynamic & fast-paced environment
Able to operate effectively in an interdisciplinary team
Strong Proficiency with MS Office software, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, SharePoint
Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.
Competitive offer packages
- Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
A flexible work environment
- Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)
Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.