Clinical Research Projects Coordinator - VICTR - VCC
This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
In your pivotal role as a Clinical Research Projects Coordinator, you will assist in Project Tracking and Navigation by supporting Clinical Research Navigators and serving as a liaison to central resource offices. You will also provide clinical trials assistance by assisting with scheduling visits and providing appropriate access to external vendors and monitors. As a Clinical Research Projects Coordinator, you will also provide general administrative support.
Project Tracking and Navigation
* Support Clinical Research Navigators in ensuring proper and efficient study startup
* Help identify opportunities for improving study startup processes and timelines and assist with constructing and evaluating potential solutions
* Serve as a liaison to central research offices within VUMC in order activate new studies, ensure regulatory compliance for ongoing studies, and communicate and receive approval for study amendments
* Tracks, trends, and reports project specific performance metrics to leadership using available methodologies and tools; establish, maintain, and suggest improvements to tracking tools for assigned trials
* Collates individual project metrics into an overall integrated department report
* Follow-up on all content inputs from subject matter experts & internal teams to ensure projects remain on track
* Assess risks in the event of delay in receiving inputs; responsible for communicating and escalating potential risks to the direct supervisor
* Assists team members in ensuring GCP compliance through ICH assignment, tracking, and reporting
Clinical Trial Assistance
* Participate in sponsor and internal study-related meetings when applicable
* Assist with scheduling visits and providing appropriate access to external vendors and monitors
* Support local study recruitment and enrollment reporting
* Support maintenance of the overall structure of electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF's) and assist with quality control as appropriate
* Receive study documents, review for completion, and accuracy and submit to the eTMF; audit existing data in eTMF for expiring and missing documents, signatures, and completeness
* Examine subject files, extract research-related patient data from the Electronic Health Record and log study metrics in study-related databases and Case Report Forms
* Assist with the maintenance and filing of all forms of regulatory documents including consent forms, master subject logs, Key Study Personnel lists, licenses and CV's and appropriate correspondence
* Assist in the maintenance of operational study materials including but not limited to presentations, protocols, status reports, project management plans, Gantt Charts, operating guidelines, internal policies and procedures, manuscripts, and posters
* Send requests for medical records release, receive documents and review for study-related data
* Distribute clinical trial related materials to sites, clinical staff, and/or study team members
* Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements
* Assist with the management of study supplies and organize shipments as needed
General Administrative Support
* May support a variety of areas, projects and programs within the VCC's Local Support Services, Program for Investigator Initiated Trials, and Central Operations
Assist with tracking predefined invoice-able contract milestones and Core billable time
Provide updates to staff regarding Core billable time in an effort to stay on track with projected hours
* Triage and/or answer questions received from the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center's general telephone line
* Manage conference rooms and team-related Outlook calendars
* Participate in internal meetings and assist in preparation of agendas, minutes, and tracking of action items
* Responsible for routine departmental support including maintaining supplies, shipping, archiving, filing, faxing and scheduling meetings
* Coordinate event logistics for program meetings, activities, seminars, and briefings
* Draft and edit policies, guidance documents, and other reference material as appropriate
* Assists with program outreach activities and contacts management
* Update web and social media content to reflect project developments
* Other duties as assigned
About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers. For more information, please visit https://victr.vumc.org/ .
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments.
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Additional Information :
This is a term position. A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends. This position may also have the opportunity to work remotely.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.