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Clinical Trial Specialist

Express Scripts


Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Date:
06/28/2017
2017-06-282017-07-28
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POSITION SUMMARY 


Responsible for performing investigative site recruitment/feasibility, site project training, remote clinical data monitoring and resolution, site progress status tracking, in-house site management, documentation filing, and other duties in accordance with Sponsor and/or UBC requirements. Performs essential document collection and review for site start up and initiates in compliance with project specifications and applicable SOPs with adherence to FDA Regulations, ICH/GCP guidelines and good documentation practices. 

Demonstrates ability to successfully lead and mentor CTS staff, take on high level tasks as delegated by Project Manager/Functional Manager, and escalate and mitigate risk as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Manage Regulatory and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Activities:


Prepare, distribute, collect, evaluate, and approve regulatory documents required for regulatory compliance and IRB submission.

Submit regulatory documents to Central IRBs and manage site submissions to Local IRBs; confirm IRB approval is received and documented.

Conduct regulatory packet submissions to clients for site approval and drug release.

Create and review project planning documents including but not limited to Essential Document Review Plan (EDRP), Site Management Plan, and Project Plan.

Track milestones, generate study metrics, and provide written and verbal updates to internal and external customers.

Confirm sites have notified IRB of closure and final subject status in compliance with regulations.

Confirm sites have returned or destroyed study drug and other study supplies as required.

Train sites on their continued contractual, regulatory, and legal obligations.

Conduct Site Management Activities:

Evaluate sites to determine interest, adequate subject population, facilities, staff and qualifications to conduct a study.

Execute confidentiality agreement, contract and budget negotiation with sites.

Provide site training and access to required systems, including vendor systems.

Provide site training and guidance in reference to protocol compliance.

Provide site training and guidance in reference to regulatory requirements and ensure compliance.

Manage site relationships to ensure positive interactions through routine site contact.

Evaluate site performance and compliance with required FDA regulations, ICH/GCP, and local laws.

Confirm sites are compliant with subject rights and privacy requirements.

Ensure sites meet subject safety reporting regulations: subject safety information is disseminated appropriately by evaluating consistency, quality and timeliness of serious adverse events reported by the site and submission to the IRB.

Manage site inventory of study drug, laboratory supplies, and any other study materials to ensure sites have sufficient inventory to conduct study activities without delay.

Escalate potential misconduct , fraud or noncompliance by sites to Project and Functional Management and Quality Assurance.

Instruct sites on study or protocol requirements and determine subject qualification based on subject eligibility parameters.

Track study activities, milestones, document receipt, and payment status in CTMS.

Participate in internal/external project team meetings.

Assist with other duties as assigned.

Essential Document Management and Audit Readiness:

Create Trial Master Files (TMF) and maintain essential documents in compliance with FDA regulations, ICH/GCP, and local laws. 

Manage ongoing collection and quality review of updated essential documents for submission to the TMF.

Preserve document security and integrity.

Ensure Regulatory Authority and Client audit readiness of TMF.

Prepare, package, and archive TMF at study closure.

Perform Remote Monitoring Activities: 

Verify accurate and timely electronic data entry of study subject information.

Review electronic data and ensure protocol deviations are reported to IRB as appropriate.

Collaborate with sites to achieve query resolution of electronic data.

Manage sites in meeting subject enrollment targets to meet contractual obligations.

Conduct remote monitoring visits and complete requisite visit reports.

Facilitate Payment Distribution to Investigative Sites:

Contribute to project plans outlining payment strategy.

Evaluate data to identify milestones ensuring sites are paid according to the contract.

Process and distribute investigative site payments

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QUALIFICATIONS


Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience in clinical research/health related industry required.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 

Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, and Excel) required. Aptitude in learning new computer systems required. 

Ability to be flexible and multitask required. 

Basic medical terminology or knowledge desired

 

ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS

Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.
Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes.
Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the 'Most Admired Companies' in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services.
We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan.
Express Scripts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background investigation.
Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


ABOUT UBC 

United BioSource Corporation (UBC) is the leading provider of integrated development and commercial support solutions that deliver evidence of safe use, while optimizing access to mediation and care.

UBC leverages our specialty pharmacy therapy expertise and contracts for specialty pharmacy and specialty distribution services.  

UBC's services include reimbursement, patient assistance and alternate funding programs, channel optimization through specialty pharmacy, specialty distribution and 3PL services, Customized clinical adherence and commercialization strategies powered by Express Scripts data.