The clinical trials team at Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) currently manages approximately 30 studies with 20 team members consisting of Clinical Research Assistants, Representatives, Coordinators, RN Senior Managers, Phlebotomist, Program Managers and our Director. Our studies include prevention trials that work with cognitively normal individuals at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's related symptoms as well as studies for individuals with memory loss including AD and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The majority of BAI's study portfolio includes trials with investigational therapeutic interventions, two non-interventional longitudinal studies, and a number of brain imaging-only trials.
As a Clinical Research Assistant on our team you'd have the opportunity to work directly with participants, their families, and other departments within Banner Health to help facilitate study execution. As you are comfortable and efficient in your duties, this role allows you to expand your knowledge and experience with additional tasks or duties within our group that you may be interested in. This position is the perfect landing spot to help you build the framework for future growth in Clinical Research
Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) was established in 2006 as Banner Health's first Center of Excellence. Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. Our team is uniquely, passionately and strategically committed to ending Alzheimer's without losing another generation and to providing an unparalleled model of care for families facing this devastating disease. BAI is committed to improving people's lives through excellent patient care and advances that capitalize on the best biomedical research. We intend to make a transformational difference in Alzheimer's research and care.
POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for performing patient registrations, as well as compiling and submitting data related to patients engaged in applicable research studies. Monitors study compliance and maintains a system for effective data flow associated with research protocols.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Maintains current and accurate protocol documentation and notifies appropriate individuals of pertinent protocol changes. Identifies and communicates important protocol and data management issues to appropriate individuals.
2. Verifies that patients have completed appropriate registration materials and maintains related records and information.
3. Instructs volunteers on protocol requirements and explains procedures and consent forms. Ensures related documentation is properly completed.
4. Ensures protocol compliance with intense monitoring of specific study requirements and schedules protocol related treatment and tests. Performs specific clinical duties as required per the research study.
5. Assists in ordering and maintaining research supplies as directed.
6. Prepares and maintains a variety of documentation in assigned area of responsibility.
7. May serve as a backup, collecting and delivering specimens for analysis using appropriate or specified equipment. Ensures proper labeling and obtains pertinent clinical and protocol information on request forms.
8. Department level responsibility. Some positions may have frequent interaction with patients, families, visitors, physicians, and related clinical departments.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures as normally obtained through the completion of two years experience in a health care setting, preferably in a research environment. Must have knowledge and understanding of medical terminology in order to read, identify, and extract pertinent data from medical records and information. Must be able to multi-task and re-prioritize duties as needed. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent human relations, organizational and communication skills are required.
Must be knowledgeable of data entry and computer programs associated with maintaining databases, spreadsheets, etc.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Associate's Degree or Certified Research Assistant Certification preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: R23953
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