The Clinical Research Specialist II (Clinical Trial Navigator) provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed. Responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development, coordinates projects, and communicates status and improvement areas to leadership. May implement and coordinate department-wide initiatives such as research quality management or clinical trial recruitment efforts. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB).
DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain Program Elements: Easy access to information regarding active clinical trials for multiple constituencies; outreach materials at the patient, investigator and public levels; a system to link eligible patients to active clinical trials and the appropriate investigator; support unit for patients who are enrolled in clinical trials; and linkages to CSMC programs and departments.
Fosters the awareness of physicians and staff of available cancer clinical trials, and identifies cancer clinical trials appropriate for cancer cases seen at CSMC.
Educates potential protocol subjects and facilitating patients' participation in appropriate protocols. Ensures dataflow between the Clinical Research Office (CRO) and referring sites, and pursuing community outreach to promote cancer screening activities.
Develops mechanisms for communication with General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and other disciplines that treat early stage and at-risk patients who do not generally come to Oncology Clinics to promote patient referrals within CSMC to SOCCI investigators.
May be responsible for the pick-up and delivery of clinical research-related items such as medications
Participates in community outreach measures to educate the public on cancer clinical trials, and enhance awareness of clinical trials at CSMC; engages in outreach to community physicians
Works with the CRO Director and others to support NCI Cancer Center designation preparation including Data Table 3 development
Serves on the Commission on Cancer to represent research efforts Cedars-wide; prepares reports and provide updates on metrics and research efforts
Utilize data to develop processes with Research Center on Health Equity (RCHE) support to engage various SOCCI entities to support improved minority participation. Establish annual recruitment QI goals and processes to improve minority participation by engaging management(i.e. SOCCI clinical staff implements
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.