MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator Clinical Studies - LBJ Hospital - Bilingual English/Spanish in Houston, Texas

**This position is located at LBJ Hospital.

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Salary range of: Min $50,800 - Mid $63,500 - Max $76,200.

Research Data Collection Must be able to work independently with limited supervision while working in concert with other research personnel. Serves as a resource to other departmental staff.

Assumes responsibility for assigned minimal risk studies identifies potential protocol candidates through screening of all Outreach clinics and provides study specific information to them. Enrolls eligible patients under the supervision of the research nurse and physician. May obtain consent on assigned protocols. Conducts structured interviews with research subjects for protocol data collection. Extracts patient demographics, reports, and other pertinent information from the Medical Record. Obtains off-site treatment, surgery and pathology records as required. Assists with follow-up appointments and provides telephone reminders to patients. Maintains telephone contact with other institutions participating in studies and collects data as assigned.

Manages data generated by departmental, cooperative group, industry-sponsored and National Cancer Institute studies. Assists in development and maintenance of systems for protocol data. Ensures sample collection and shipment if required by study.

Documentation, Record Keeping and Forms Processing Assists in the maintenance of a system for collecting protocol data including but not limited to records of surgery, therapy dates, laboratory results, and pathology information. Documents study specific information appropriately in the patient medical record. Enters protocol-specific data points into the appropriate database. Reviews data forms for completeness and updates as needed. Creates, prints, and distributes forms using computer and printer. Utilizes computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data. Requests patient charts via on-line system as necessary to facilitate research projects. Obtains and returns charts to Medical Records when requested. Generates reports as requested. Monitors informed consent files at outreach sites to assure they are up to date. Assists with annual reviews, updates, and response data, and generates reports as requested.

Communication Skills Communicates missing research data to the physician and/or research nurse. Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects. Communicates clearly in telephone and email communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel. Receives, places, and transfers calls using appropriate etiquette; responds to information requests with courtesy, accuracy, and respect for confidentiality. Faxes documents to other institutional departments and outside organizations/physician offices as requested. Utilizes and accesses departmental/institutional e-mail to send and receive documents and messages via computer.

Education

Required: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration or related scientific field.

Experience

Required: Three years' experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or other related experience. Additional years of related experience and/or education may be substituted on a one to one basis

Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html