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Clinical Research Associate II - Work From Home

Sarah Cannon Development Innovations


Date:
03/06/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Information Systems
  • Healthcare
  • Data Management
  • Monitoring
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Clinical Research Associate II - Work From Home

This candidate can work anywhere in the U.S.

Sarah Cannon Development Innovations is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) that is uniquely focused in oncology. Sarah Cannon Innovations offers strong scientific leadership, access to patients through Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s Site Management Organization (SMO) and relationships with other clinical sites, and experience in drug development and delivery of clinical trials from First-In-Man through registration level studies, making us the partner of choice for oncology.

Our differentiator is strong operational delivery in partnership with our Site Management Organization and physician leaders to deliver your program efficiently.

Sarah Cannon Development Innovations works with Sarah Cannon Research Institute strategic and network sites throughout the United States, along with investigators at sites outside of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute network. This reach allows Sarah Cannon Development Innovations to offer sponsors access to a diverse and varied patient population, spanning multiple tumor types and disease stages. These relationships further enhance the depth and breadth of Sarah Cannon Development Innovations’ therapeutic expertise, enabling it to provide focused, strategic operational support. This support ensures that clinical trials are conducted in a timely manner and reported with high-quality, registration-standard data.

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
The Senior CRA (SCRA) is a high-profile role within the department; using their experience as a knowledge resource to help other CRAs develop their skills. The SCRA will provide expert advice, guidance and general supervision to clinical monitoring team activities for designated projects, and to monitor specified sites to ensure quality and integrity of data, compliance with SCRI or client’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), clinical monitoring plan, ICH GCP, regulatory requirements, ensuring study completion on time and within budget. They may be called upon to interact independently with clients not directly involved in their projects, and to assist in some relevant departmental tasks.

The SCRA is an essential member of a Development Innovations project team responsible for the execution of a clinical research project. The degree of responsibility given to a SCRA shall reflect his/her experience and the level of contribution, which he/she can make to that project.
 

Requirements

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Reports directly to Manager, CRA on general issues
  • Reports to the Project Manager or Project Lead for study specific issues
  • Conduct all activities according to the defined project-specific quality and performance standards as well as relevant SOPs, ICH/GCP, and local requirements
  • Contribute to the departmental on-site Quality Control program by setting a schedule of site assessment visits for the project for agreement with the Services Monitoring Management Team, and conducting agreed co-monitoring visits with members of the Services Monitoring project team.
  • Ensure awareness of project-specific quality and performance standards (within Services Monitoring Standards) and ensure that these are adequately documented, communicated, and understood.
  • To be accompanied by Project Manager, Project Lead, or CRA Manager on selected visits (qualification, initiation, monitoring, and close out visits.)
  • To support the development and delivery of department training days. 
  • Actively participate in training sessions and workshops, including presenting reports from any conferences attended
  • Assist in the Investigator selection and qualification process.
  • Assist in the development of patient recruitment strategy.
  • Attendance at Investigator Meetings.
  • Perform and document pre-study site evaluations, site initiations, regulatory document collection, interim monitoring and study close out visits in accordance with GCP, study-specific requirements, clinical monitoring plans, company SOPs, applicable regulatory requirements and defined quality and performance standards.
  • Ensure site IRB approval is current and all IRB documentation is in order.
  • Maintain site monitoring schedule and serve as the principal point of contact for investigational sites.
  • Document and report on clinical study progress, i.e. patient recruitment and discuss potential opportunities and risks with respective Project Team members.
  • Ensure patient safety is maintained and informed consent procedures are carried out
  • Provide training and update investigative site team of any changes in study conduct and documentation requirements.
  • Ensure continued acceptability of the investigator, clinical site team and facility.
  • Review clinical data, source documentation, CRF, and investigative site regulatory files.
  • Work closely with data management and site to resolve discrepancies.
  • Ensure investigational product accountability accuracy and oversee investigational product inventory.
  • Liaise with vendors such as central  laboratories as required to ensure protocol adherence and ensure investigational sites have appropriate clinical supplies
  • Meet with clinical study sponsor representatives, as requested.
  • Submission of routine monitoring visit reports and follow-up letters as per required timelines
  • Ensure resolution of issues with investigative sites
  • Attend meetings as assigned and report on actions.
  • Participate in educational activities and programs.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality.
  • Work closely and effectively with all other department personnel to ensure appropriate communication and study conduct.
  • Assist other staff as requested and perform other related work, as needed.
  • Function as a mentor for team members
  • Maintain awareness of current developments in therapeutic area relative to assigned projects
  • Throughout the conduct of the clinical trial assesses adherence to SCRI SOPS, GCP and all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Travel is required. May also involve travel to meetings or attendance at conferences.  Overnight stays may also be required. In addition, weekend and evening sessions may be required depending upon the workload and nature of current programs
Mandatory:
  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
  • During your employment with SCRI you will be routinely assigned training requirements. You are expected to complete any training assignments by the due date.

 

Competencies:
  • Knowledge:A body of information needed to perform tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience
    • Detail-oriented with knowledge of scientific, medical, and regulatory terms. 
    • Knowledge of ICH Guidelines, GCP, and FDA regulations
    • Understanding of the drug/device development process, including GLP and GMP principles preferred
  • Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task
    • Computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; ability to learn new software if required
    • Professional writing and communication skills
  • Abilities:An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties
    • Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
    • Ability to function in a team environment under time and resource pressures.
    • Ability to manage, organize, and make decisions. 
    • Ability for working independently with minimal supervision
Education:
Minimum Required: High School Diploma (GED)
Preferred: Bachelor's College Degree (4 yr program)

Experience:
Minimum Required:
  • Two years direct oncology monitoring experience in Phases l - lll 
  • Have performed all visit types (site evaluation/selection, initiation, routine monitoring, and close-out)Demonstrated leadership skills

Preferred:
  • At least three years direct oncology monitoring experience in Phase l – lll in solid and liquid tumor types 
  • Have performed all visit types (site evaluation/selection, initiation, routine monitoring, and close-out) 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills 
  • Previous experience in a Sr. CRA role, preferred