Reference Number: 000001732
Posted Date: 9/22/2022
Closing Date: 10/13/2022
Department: LTRI - OBRI IBD Database Project
Position: Clinical Research Coordinator I
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research center, is one of the world's leading centers in biomedical research. With groundbreaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and women's and infants' health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators. Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health. Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.
- Support of research activities related to Dr. Targownik's IBD clinic and research program.
- Support of the clinical activities of the IBD clinic and research program.
- The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills and will be able to work well within the context of an interdisciplinary clinical and research team.
- He/she will have solid communication skills, be very detail-oriented, and works independently when the need arises.
- The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Targownik and in collaboration with the clinical and research members of Dr. Targownik's IBD clinic and research program.
- A background in medical/clinical/health data skills would be an asset.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Clinical Research Coordinator I collaborates with Investigators and the health care team to assume responsibility for the overall study participant management and coordination of several clinical studies. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will work primarily in the prospective and retrospective research studies. Studies include pharma sponsored as well as Investigator-initiated trials.
- Assisting in maintaining the clinical and research registries of IBD patients
- Data abstraction from participants' chart
- Recruitment of study participants (e.g., identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent)
- Coordination of study participant visits schedules as per study protocol
- Providing clinical communication to study participants according to the study protocol and the implementation and coordination of all aspects of data collection and source documentation, as per SHS policy and ICH/GCP guidelines
- Identifying and consenting of research participants for research studies
- Liaising with patients and coordinating patient scheduling or facilitating such visits
- Data entry
- Assisting in clinical and research data collection and report generation under the direction of Dr. Targownik
- Acting as a liaison between physicians, patients, research participants, clinic and research staff, admissions, and other departments or services, as needed
- Providing coverage and assistance in different clinical, research, and administrative activities in the investigator's IBD program
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree with 1 to 2 years of experience in a health-related discipline with 1-2 years of relevant experience (e.g., epidemiology, economics, data science, statistics) is an asset
- Background in clinical trials or prior research experience, desirable
- Experience in a clinical healthcare environment and/or a clinical research setting
- Excellent computer skills and an ability to learn and comprehend the technical requirements
- Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access is required
- General knowledge of clinic scheduling systems and clinic work-flow
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and client service skills
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with physicians, clinical team members, administrative and research staff
- Ability to maintain confidentiality exercises discretion, work independently, and commits to excellence
In accordance with Institute's policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).
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Hours: 7.5 to 24 hours per week
Contact Name: Online
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