Clinical Trial Coordinator

HCA Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 8 months ago

Sarah Cannon is the research arm of HCA's global cancer enterprise. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world's leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials in oncology, cardiology and orthopedics through affiliations with a network of more than 1,000 physicians across the United States and United Kingdom.

We believe our success is dependent on a healthy work environment where staff members are the core of advancing therapies for patients and accelerating drug development. We apply the same compassion and commitment we have for our patients to our co-workers and colleagues and promote an entrepreneurial culture.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

Will facilitate operational collaboration between Sarah Cannon and Oncology Strategic Sites (Sites) to advance common interests and achieve mutual goals. Will serve as the primary contact to support Manager in directed harmonized processes and collaborative WI across sites and Sarah Cannon Departments as identified by Manager and OSS department. Will support analysis needs and communicate internally and with sites to resolve trial and process issues with the support of the Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the capture and documentation of department, Sarah Cannon, Sponsor and trial defined performance metrics

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with Sites research staff to assure the success of clinical trial management

  • Assists site with department-directed operational improvements and process upgrades.

  • Contributes to improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on sponsor/IIT studies.

  • Review the feasibility and data requirements prior to trial initiation and on an on-going basis to identify obstacles to study operations.

  • Supports the site compliance of protocol assigned clinical activity communication in the lifecycle phases of the start-up, interim and close out.

  • Assists Sites with study activation and regulatory communication to facilitate Sites study activation timeline goals

  • Assist in cohort and slot management facilitation for sites to ensure appropriate trials are prioritized and accrued

  • Communicates established trial resource requirements and key timelines to Sites, including study updates/amendment changes, etc. and assists in development and communication of contingency plans for key resources

  • Provide proactive and creative recommendations on how to meet study specific goals

  • Reports on trial components to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time and quality parameters

  • Maintains database of site capability for internal and external needs.

  • Reports and escalates issues as appropriate to Manager

  • Supports site on resolution escalation of questions on protocol modifications and specifications including visit schedule, assessment windows, dose modifications, central and local laboratory assessments

  • Serve as point person representing the sites to leadership for information related to research trial operations, including global trial status, enrollment updates, data metrics and patient status updates, as needed.

  • Support strategic and tactical goals for site and department growth

  • Help identify training needs among research staff

  • Participates in sponsor meetings when applicable


  • Medical terminology

  • Must have an understanding and able to analyze clinical trial data.

  • Knowledge of FDA guidelines and GCP is required.


  • Good professional writing and communication skills.

  • Good organizational and prioritizing capabilities.

  • Strong ability for handling multiple long-term projects

  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated ability using clinical trial databases, electronic data capture, MS Access or Excel.

  • Critical thinking


  • Interpersonal skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Meticulous follow up

  • Manage multiple projects and adhere to assigned timelines


High School Diploma required; Bachelor Degree preferred


  • At least one year of experience using Microsoft Office

  • At least one year of experience managing projects

  • Healthcare research or other science related field preferred

  • Experience working in an oncology clinical trial environment

Certification or License:

Research Professional Certification, CCRP, or exam eligible preferred.

LPN or RN preferred

Do you want to be a part of a team working together to fight cancer?

We are so excited to speak with you about this phenomenal opportunity. Apply to hear more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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