NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION (IN-NEPH-IUINA)
This position will initiate, conduct, complete, and report clinical research/ assign and coordinate activities of study sites to ensure protocol, regulatory and standard operating procedures (SOP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliance. Develop solutions to complex problems that impact the timely and accurate conduct of clinical research. Work with Principal Investigator in implementing and maintaining quality improvement research projects in primary care practices. Tasks include working with clinical practices to develop and coordinate quality improvement activities at study practice sites that meet what goals of the project and can be maintained long-term within the practice setting. Development of these goals will also need to ensure that the protocol, regulatory and SOP's and GCP are in compliance. This position also plays an integral part in developing solutions to complex problems that impact the timely and accurate conduct of the quality improvement projects with the primary care practices.
Provide overall supervision and administrative direction to all clinical research activities within Nephrology conducted at Non-VA locations. Provide supervision of clinical research personnel and support staff. Perform various personnel functions including recruitment, project assignments, training, performance appraisals, and discipline. Provide staff with adequate workspace and materials. Problem solving with research personnel to develop a project that will be effective and be able to be maintained after the project is completed. Develop and coordinate departmental policies and procedures to ensure the efficient operation. Establish standard operating procedures for the clinical research unit and ensure compliance with all internal and external requirements of regulatory agencies. Train/educate the ancillary staff regarding the clinical trial. Ensure the continuing education for all staff as appropriate. Oversee the orientation and training of new staff.
Oversee all day-to-day development, implementation, evaluation, and quality control activities of research projects. Assist in developing solutions to problems in the project as they occur. Access and extract information for protocol development for investigator initiated trials. Participate in preparation and negotiation of study budget. Reconcile study budget accounts with Business Manager. Review, critically evaluate and comment on study contracts/agreement. Prepare and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents (i.e.) Informed Consent, advertisement, protocol and protocol summary). Prepare regulatory documents for sponsor. Develop advertising and other information materials for recruitment. Identify and schedule screening procedures and review results. Design recruitment strategies. Monitor enrollment goals and modify recruitment strategy as needed. Monitor study team compliance with required study procedures and GCP standards. Extract data from source documents. Complete Case Report Forms (CRF) or database entries. Audit for accuracy and correct CRFs. Record and document protocol deviations. Communicate with PI and sub-investigators about changes in the trial. Review incoming subject adverse event (SAE) information and assist PI in making submission determination of SAEs. Maintain follow-up to determine resolution of adverse event. Compose and submit continuing review/amendments/close out information. Audit documents and pertinent files and prepare for storage. Archive documents for study per sponsor/government/institutional requirements.
Act as a liaison between the research staff and the staff at the practice setting. Work with other research personnel to ensure needs of both clinic and project are being met. Resolve sponsor queries. Contact outside healthcare providers to obtain follow-up information. Communicate with subjects to obtain follow-up information. Recruit subjects according to IRB/protocol approved methodologies¿ consent subjects including discussion of treatment and intervention alternatives and ensure that Informed Consent forms are properly signed before the start of the study.
Expand knowledge and keep abreast with new research developments by attending continuing education meetings, lectures, training sessions and conferences. Ensure the continuing education for all staff as appropriate. Coordinate the orientation and training of new staff.
Communicate with investigator and practice staff concerning progress of the projects, study related problems, and specific policies and procedures. Prepare written reports and project correspondence. Assist with grant proposal writing and submit new proposals for additional future funding.
This position will operate without daily oversight. Issues related to the research projects will be brought forward by this position to the PI. This position is expected to be the primary resource for information related to implementing this quality improvement project in a practice setting.
Bachelor's degree in science or a health-related field and two years of experience in a healthcare/clinical setting or in clinical research.
Clinical Research Certification (ARCP or SOCRA).
Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Job Function: Research
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