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Providence Health & Services Clinical Research Assistant- Program Development Cancer in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Research Assistant - Program Development Cancer (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant - Program Development Cancer that will function under the supervision of the Clinical Research Supervisor and collaborate with the Clinical Research Nurses, Investigators, Coordinators, and Assistants managing and maintaining lab activities related to cancer clinical research. This includes, but is not limited to: prepare lab kits and process biological specimens including but not limited to human blood, urine, sputum, feces and/or tissue ensuring compliance with study protocol and lab manual requirements; ship/track biospecimen according to local and federal shipping regulations and IATA guidelines; maintain study lab kit inventory; submit imaging and pathology requests; review study protocol, lab manuals, and amendments; answer queries; submit study feasibility and time estimates. The CRA interacts closely with institutional investigators, industry sponsors, contract research organizations, NCTN research bases, clinic staff, laboratory staff, and pathology staff. The CRA collaborates with fellow clinical research staff throughout the duration of the study to ensure high quality and efficient study conduct.

Must uphold the standards of confidentiality, attendance and punctuality. Performs all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the Sisters of Providence mission and philosophy.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare, coordinate collection of, and processes lab kits in accordance with study protocol and lab manual, ensuring compliance with all research-related regulations may include coordination with infectious disease inpatient wards

  • Organize, prepare, process and ships biological specimens including but not limited to human blood, urine, sputum, feces and/or tissue ensuring compliance with IATA, local, and federal shipping regulations and guidelines

  • Utilize and maintain established procedures and systems (i.e., Clinical Trials Management System) for research coordination and accurate and timely lab kit management, specimen collection, and pathology/imaging requests

  • Contribute to improvements in research information systems

  • Answer queries, submits time estimates, and other FDA/IRB- and sponsor mandated documents

  • Submit necessary IRB or FDA paperwork per institution and/or federal regulations

  • Ensure quality assurance controls for accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality of research data

  • Provide support to individual physician investigators and other Clinical Research team members to ensure compliance with protocol and lab manual requirements

  • Ensure confidentiality of all information related to patients, medical staff, and as appropriate, other information, complying with federal HIPAA regulations

  • Support and contribute to effective safety and risk management efforts by adhering to established policies and procedures, maintaining a safe environment, promoting accident prevention, and identifying and reporting potential liabilities

  • Serve as a resource liaison for investigators and other researchers involved in the day to day management of patients on clinical trials

  • Demonstrate positive interactions with the public and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees, supervisors, and other department employees, so that productivity and positive employee relations are maximized

  • Establish and promote positive working relationships within the department, throughout the hospital and between other institutions involved in cancer research

  • Report to work as scheduled and on time per department policy

  • Retain availability for research lab kit collections and processing after standard clinic hours and on weekends

  • Retain availability for traveling to satellite sites for research related needs


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Associate's Degree -OR- equivalent education/experience

  • Driver's license and owns personal vehicle

  • Familiarity with medical and/or scientific terminology

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills

  • Able to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Articulate and responsive to colleagues

  • Able to simultaneously handle multiple priorities

  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism

  • Maintain composure under pressure

  • Possess flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Clinical research experience

  • Experience working with electronic medical records (EMRs)

  • Laboratory experience

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 322718