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The Program Administrator provides supervision and leadership for the National Capital Area (NCA) Minority/Underserved NCI Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP). S/he is responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical management to patients entered onto protocol studies at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as affiliates. The incumbent serves as liaison to NIH, NCI, and cooperative groups, as well as oversees budgets and contracts agreements, managing activities at affiliate sites. Having daily contacts with physicians, nurses, CRAs, laboratories, pharmacy, medical records, and social services, the Program Administrator has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Ensures compliance with federal requirements necessary to conduct research as mandated by NIH, NCI, OHRP, ORI, and other federal organizations.
Maintains the standards of performance required by national cancer research protocols: data collection, informed consent, compliance, and coordinates with other health care providers and institutions.
Makes recommendations about personnel requirements, staffing, scheduling, and training, supervising and evaluating subordinate staff performance.
Coordinates research relationships with NIH, NCI, and research cooperative groups, monitoring affiliate institution(s) for research compliance.
Develops internal and external budgets, ensuring financial feasibility of research participation.
Serves as a clinical consultant and resource person to staff, physicians, other professionals, patients and families, and interested public.
Participates in appropriate national meetings and conferences, planning and coordinating special events as required.
Assures compliance with all IRB requirements in collaboration with Regulatory Coordinator, providing oversight for protocol abstractions, informed consent development, adverse event submissions, and amendments.
Develops/implements quality improvement systems for oncology cooperative group/NCORP research in conjunction with the GUMC QA Office.
Provides oversight for ordering/dispensing/logging investigational and commercially available drugs supplied from the National Cancer Institute and other approved clinical trial sponsors in conjunction with CRMO and pharmacies at MGUH and MWHC.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to oncology patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
Requirements and Qualifications
MS desirable in nursing or health related field; BSN preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in cancer prevention and control, cancer care delivery and/or clinical oncology trials
Minimum of 1 year oncology research supervisory/administrative experience; An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
Knowledge of NCI and cooperative group regulations, as well as clinical trials regulatory requirements including patient protection, institutional review board regulations, registration, and approval of clinical investigations
Knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles
Verbal and written communication skills along with experience in interpersonal relations
Detail-oriented, compassionate, independent and self-motivated
Skills in budget management with the ability to perform as a strong leader
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