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Clinical Trials Research Coordinator - University of Alberta

Clinical Trials Research Coordinator

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Facility: University of Alberta Hospital

Department: Faculty of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology - GastroIntestinal and Liver Disease Research Group

Position Type: FTE 1.0 (Monday-Friday)

Salary: Commensurate with experience, supplemented by a benefits program

Job Description:

The Division of Gastroenterology’s GastroIntestinal and Liver Disease Research Group (GILDR) is a leading North American clinical research center focused on gastrointestinal and liver clinical trials. GILDR is a fully integrated research center within Alberta’s flagship clinical and research Division of Gastroenterology headquartered at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. The Division of Gastroenterology currently has 31 active clinical trials involving more than 1000 patient visits each year. The clinical trials are conducted in collaboration between the Pharmaceutical industry, Division of Gastroenterology Clinical Scientists, the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services Support staff. Quality patient care is our number one goal. We succeed in transforming the lives of those people afflicted by various Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease by employing dedicated staff who want to make a difference. Join our team, and we will provide you with ample opportunity to grow in your career by challenging and stimulating you every day.

Duties:

  • Establish a sound working knowledge of multiple complex research protocols, phase II to III
  • Recruit, screen, enroll and follow study participants
  • Conduct all aspects of the research protocol including sponsor correspondence, detailed and accurate record keeping and data management, patient assessments, study drug administration, patient education, coordination of support services and collection of lab specimen
  • Perform study specific assessments
  • Organize ongoing patient follow-up, including arranging lab work, procedures, and study visits
  • Educate and advise patients regarding protocol requirements, study medications, treatment schedule, and the use of data collection tools
  • Coordinate with Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Health Records, and Clinical as needed by specific protocols
  • Communicate study procedures to clinical and research personnel, and provide ongoing in-servicing and support to other staff when required
  • Participate in sponsor site visits, regular monitoring visits, study conference calls, and site auditing

Qualifications:

  • Previous clinical trial or clinical research experience is an asset
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, enthusiastic with proven problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative and work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be flexible, multitask and work well under pressure
  • Ability to effectively coordinate simultaneous projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work efficiently and in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, and GCP and ICH guidelines
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Precise documentation skills
  • Experience/training in venipuncture and/or arterial puncture is an asset
  • Must be qualified to perform drug administration and provide documentation from current professional licensing body
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel, Gmail, and data entry programs
  • Experience with Netcare & Connect Care an asset
  • Willingness to further professional knowledge by reading journals/books and attending rounds, training programs, etc., as necessary (training in GCP guidelines and other study-related procedures can be arranged)

Education:

  • Registered nurse or licensed practical nurse with recent full-time acute patient care experience
  • Current CARNA/CLPNA and active CPR
  • GCP & Health Canada Division 5 certified an asset

Application Information:

Please email resume and cover letter to gildr.ibd3@ualberta.ca.