University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Coordinator I in our Infectious Diseases Department.
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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
Working under the direction of the Principal Investigators and other staff, the Clinical Research Coordinator I collaborates with MDs and the multidisciplinary health care team in the recruitment of study participants (e.g. identifies and screens potential subjects, obtains informed consent, conducts pre-testing and administers questionnaires or other data collection tools); plans, implements and coordinates all aspects of data collection and source documentation, as per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines; identifies problems using assessment skills and reports any abnormalities to MD or health care team member; executes study-related administrative tasks, such as collection of regulatory documents, ethics submissions, etc.; conducts telephone and/or clinical recruitment interviews to collect data using established criteria; coordinates patient visits schedule as per study protocol; executes all aspects of study visit (e.g. assessment, adverse events, monitoring safety, medication, questionnaires, sample collection, processing and transportation/shipment of samples according to clinical protocol); assesses study-related literature; and liaises with sponsor for monitoring/audits.
- At minimum, Bachelor’s Degree in health-related field or science-related discipline
- 3 years of clinical and/or professional experience
- Up to 1 year clinical research experience preferred
- Demonstrated relevant clinical research knowledge an asset
- Experience in and certification for phlebotomy required
- Knowledge of IATA shipping regulations and laboratory procedures
- Knowledge of research regulations and guidelines (such as ICH/GCP, Tri-Council Policy, Declaration of Helsinki, FDR, CFR and Health Canada TPD as required)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.