Responsible for supporting clinical research as coordinator for multiple research studies and clinical trials within inpatient and outpatient care units of the Geisinger Health System. Serves in an expanded role to assess the appropriateness of patients for clinical research protocols. Under the direction of the physician (Principal Investigator), sees patients in the clinic and hospital to perform clinical assessments and collect data required for the research protocols.
Reports to Director, Office of Patient Centered Research, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and/or Principal Investigators for studies.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated strong working knowledge of medical terminology.
Demonstrated current knowledge of GCP and ICH guidelines, definitions and reporting requirements for adverse events, IRRB issues and guidelines, elements of informed consent, FDA codes and regulatory issues.
Demonstrated computer literacy in a MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ACCESS plus internet use.
Demonstrated excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with all levels of staff, external sponsors, and research subjects.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet timelines in a dynamic workplace environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited college/university with a Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline or health related field required (Medical Technician, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant) or an Associate Degree in a scientific discipline or health related field and three years experience is required.
Registered Nurse or licensed provider status is required.
Research experience or demonstration of research interest is required.
Certification through the Society of Clinical Research Associates or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals is preferred. Achievement of certification after two years experience in the position is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Independent travel to regional clinics and meetings may be required.
Work at the site of the research participant contact (clinic site, hospital units, emergency room) is required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (GWV):
Located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.