Research Administrative Assistant

Urology San Antonio San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 months ago

JOB SUMMARY

The Research Administrative Assistant (Assistant) will perform clerical and other tasks to help maintain an efficient administrative workflow. The position will involve participation in an ongoing research program investigating biomarker discovery in prostate and bladder cancer. The Assistant will be responsible for enrolling and registering patients on IRB approved the prospective study, collecting samples for research analysis from patients, and various administrative functions. The Assistant is also responsible for cataloging clinical outcomes in patients enrolled in this study and will work directly under the Director of Research and the principal investigator on various studies, as well as multiple research coordinators.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Answers the Research department's main phone line and directing calls to the appropriate staff.

  • Interviews potential participants and maintain clinic schedules

  • Prints protocol mailings and safety reports and distribute the information to the Clinical Research Supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Creates protocol charts for CRA's and assists in entering and maintaining information in the Clinical Trials Management System.

  • Supports clinical research studies by collaborating with research participants at Urology San Antonio and interacts with patients and their families.

  • Assists with coordination and communications of research projects per the funding agency's award statement. This process includes the recruitment of participants and the implementation of all aspects of study protocols.

  • Assists with telephone screenings and schedule research subjects for evaluations to include maintaining the schedule for research appointments.

  • Helps the Research Team with subject recruitment activities (mailings, posting fliers, contacting outside agencies, etc.)

  • Obtains and track medical records for research subjects.

  • Provides supports with writing procedure sheets for research protocols along with developing datasheets and other research-related forms.

  • Assists with the acquisition and maintenance of all data collected for research studies.

  • Takes part in developing databases and tracking data.

  • Participates in the training of new staff, students, and volunteers on all aspects of the research protocols.

Other functions and Responsibilities

This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

COMPETENCIES

  • Patient & Customer Focus

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Flexibility

  • Initiative

  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

  • Stress Management/Composure

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED)

  • Great attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well independently

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Clinical research certification a plus but not required

  • Clerical and computer experience preferred, experience in medical setting a plus.

  • Experience managing operations (coordinating/scheduling patient visits)

  • Possess strong skills for multitasking, meeting competing deadlines, prioritizing, and supporting PIs for multiple projects

  • Keen attention to details

  • Adept at creative problem-solving

  • Positive attitude

  • Ability to adjust to consistent change, effectively and efficiently

Preferred

  • College Degree in the field of Science

  • HIPAA compliance

  • Bilingual/Spanish

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