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Manages a CTO clinical research office ensuring that systems are in place for the effective, efficient, and accurate conduct of clinical trials. Responsible for the ongoing workload assessment and reassignment of work as needed. Manages resolution of problem-solving for issues arising from the conduct of clinical research activities. May involve departments within the College of Medicine, Shands Hospital, Faculty Group Practice and other entities at the UF Health Science Center.
Participates in CTO management activities. Directs hiring and ongoing evaluation for research. Participates in the initial training as well as ongoing in-service training of research staff. Mentors staff and provides clear, measurable performance expectations. Completes employee evaluations. Collaborates with Human Resource Manager and CTO leadership team to develop and update position descriptions. Collaborates with support staff to implement and change policies and/or procedures.
Collects data from medical records, including medical history, diagnosis, pathology, laboratory, radiology, specialty test results, progress notes, reported side effects or adverse reactions and dose modifications. Maintains patient protocol records for data accuracy, source documentation and assurance of compliance with protocol guidelines. Submits required data to the appropriate sponsor in a timely manner. Collaborates with monitors and/or with sponsors’ data management units to resolve case report form discrepancies. Collaborates with internal and external IRB staff to ensure all regulatory documents are appropriately submitted.
Identifies possible protocol candidates and confirms patient eligibility for protocol participation by attending patient care conferences/clinics, interviewing prospective participants and reviewing medical records. Provides patient teaching related to the informed consent document and confirms that informed consent documents are appropriately executed. Registers or randomizes patients with appropriate sponsor. Educates patients and families on the medical aspects of protocols, testing procedures, visit schedules and side effects of treatment including chemotherapy and/or other therapeutic drugs, surgery, and/or radiation therapy. Identities potential economic and logistical problems. Follows patient hospitalizations, clinic/office visits, treatments and scheduled activities. Orders protocol tests and communicates these test results to patients and their families. Communicates with patients on a regularly scheduled basis and assesses progress, evaluates problems and determines appropriate action or physician consultation as needed. Communicates and interacts with family members, physicians, nurses and other health care agencies involved with the patients care and follow-up status. Obtains, processes, stores and ships clinical samples according to sponsor requirements. Attends investigator meetings as needed.
Acts as resource for clinical staff in the administration and toxicity assessment of protocol regimens. Provides in-service education necessary to facilitate protocol compliance. Directs concerns of protocol violations to Primary Investigator or appropriate physician.
Answers data queries, monitors for data delinquencies, and replies to special requests as necessary. Participates in research audits as required. Attends internal meetings when requested.
Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and two years of experience.
Licensure as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes*, or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Section 210, Florida Administrative Code* preferred, but not required.
Supervisory experience required, research and/or oncology experience preferred.
Certification through ACRP or similar oncology or research body.
Internal Number: 506915
About UF Health Cancer Center
At the UF Health Cancer Center our mission is to prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population we serve. Whether working directly in clinical trials with our faculty researchers and patients or operating behind the desk in administration, each of our employees has a critical role to play in the success of our Center and the discoveries that are made here.
The Cancer Center serves as the nucleus for the diverse institutional programs of research, education, and clinical approaches that are necessary to improve cancer outcomes. With more than 250 researchers and clinicians at the University and UF Health conducting research for the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of cancer our collaborative research model encourages the transition of basic laboratory findings to novel curative and preventative therapies. This multidisciplinary membership is our strength, and our net is cast wide. Researchers are drawn from 69 departments and 11 colleges across the University and collaborate with dozens of other UF multidisciplinary centers and institutes—including the McKnight Brain Institute, Prot...on Therapy Institute (one of only seven such facilities in the nation), Genetics Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Institute on Aging, and the Emerging Pathogens Institute, among others.