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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Associate II / Certified Phlebotomist - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab in Los Angeles, California

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Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world. Here, you will be a part of leading-edge cancer research history that improves our cancer patients' treatment options, one trial at a time.

Do you have a passion for helping human kind?

As a Clinical Research Associate II and Certified Phlebotomist, you will work directly with a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Program Administrator, Research Nurse, or Principal Investigator to coordinate and/or implement the study and may serve as the point of contact for the external sponsors. In this role, you will evaluate and abstract research data and ensure compliance with protocol and research objectives. Role is responsible for completing case report forms, entering clinical research data, and assist with regulatory submissions to the IRB. Provides limited contact with research participants as needed for study and assist with study budget and research participant billing. In addition, the CRA II may coordinate activities, training, and education for other Clinical Research Associates. Performs phlebotomy services according to CSMC policies and procedures. This role will comply with all federal, local, FDA, IRB, and HIPAA guidelines and regulations pertaining to the study and patient care.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

  • Works with a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Program Administrator, Research Nurse, or Principal Investigator to coordinate/implement study.

  • Evaluates and abstracts clinical research data from source documents.

  • Ensures compliance with protocol and overall clinical research objectives.

  • Completes Case Report Forms (CRFs).

  • Enters clinical research data into Electronic Data Systems (EDCs) that are provided by the sponsors.

  • Provides supervised contact with research participants or contact for long term follow-up research participants only.

  • Assists with clinical trial budgets.

  • Assists with patient research billing.

  • Schedules research participants for research visits and research procedures.

  • Responsible for sample preparation and shipping and maintenance of study supplies and kits.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

  • Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

  • Participates in required training and education programs.

  • Serve as the point of contact for external sponsors for select trials.

  • May participate in the development of Investigator Initiated trials for Investigational New Drug applications and/or Device applications.

  • May be involved in training and education of other Clinical Research Associates.

  • Participates in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc.

  • Participates in required training and education programs including CSMC phlebotomy-specific clinical oversight which encompasses initial training, monthly assessments, six-month assessments, and annual assessments.

  • Performs phlebotomy services according to CSMC policies and procedures.

  • Verifies specimen identification, assesses appropriateness of test orders and quality of specimen by recognizing factors that affect procedures and results; takes appropriate action when corrections are indicated.

  • Identifies patients and patient samples by strict adherence to established procedures; labels samples accurately and completely.

  • Reports test results to appropriate individuals and exercises professional discretion with patient information.

Educational Requirements:

  • BA or BS Degree preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or Certified Phlebotomy Technician II certification

Experience:

  • One (1) year of clinical research related experience is required

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Working Title: Clinical Research Associate II / Certified Phlebotomist - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab

Department: Heart Institute Operations

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: ,Academic/Research,Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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