Clinical Research Assistant - Research Oncology - Full Time - Days

Job Description

This position will be scheduled approximately 40 hours per week at our Lindner Research Center located at 2123 Auburn Ave, Suite 424, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Accurately and professionally works with Operations Coordinators and RN's to assist in the execution all clinical projects assigned to him/her: assists in project initiation, maintains patient continuance, assures protocol compliance, reports to Coordinators and nurses on patient/progress status. Needs phlebotomy training and experience. Contributes to the smooth patient flow during patient office visitations.


1. Collects all clinical data in an accurate and timely manner for assigned research protocols.

• Performs data collection activities as required by protocol.

• Assists in initiation and maintenance of accurate project execution.

• Adjusts information aids, standing orders, study outlines when amendments to the protocols occur with assistance of RN.

• Provides sponsors with expedited data to meet deadlines for publications.

• Assists with data collection on sub-studies associated with project.

• Assists physicians and nurses in the evaluations of patients.

• Prepares patients for office visits.

• Performs phlebotomy, vital signs, EKG, and other tasks as needed and required.

• Has knowledge of FDA requirements for Good Clinical Practice.

2. Participates directly in patient care duties associated with projects and performs laboratory support tasks as needed.

• Maintains required skills.

• Maintains accurate awareness of other clinical projects.

• Accurately and professionally draws blood.

• Processes blood samples according to research protocols.

• Packages sample vials and prepares for shipping to appropriate laboratory as designated by sponsor.

3. Encourages patient enrollment and participation in research protocol.

• Works closely with patient, family and Research RN staff to assure good patient rapport and good clinical care, re-enforcing desire for patient continuance in study.

• Alerts RN staff if compliance or continuance issues arise to assist in resolution.

4. Participation in patient care activities to provide compliance and efficient care delivery

• Serves as a back-up contact for patients and other caregivers in assuring all research and non-research clinical needs are achieved.

• Assures patients are scheduled for and receive appropriate follow-up evaluations.

• Assures patients are well educated as to the importance of compliance with study objectives; seeks help as needed from RN.

• Assists all research nurses in facilitating good protocol compliance and clinical patient care.

• Makes suggestions on how to facilitate special or acute needs of patients as observed or noted.

• Attends all required training sessions and completes all required certifications.

5. Performs other related duties as required or requested.

• Assures the Center's needs are cooperatively met, needs are recognized, and action taken as required to obtain desired outcomes.

• Offers support and cooperation as needed for best outcome.



EDUCATION: High School education, or its equivalent, Associate degree or its equivalent preferred.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years prior medical office experience required.


Photocopier, fax equipment, computer, all medical equipment appropriate to research and strong organizational skills. EKG and phlebotomy training with proficient skills to perform tasks.


Certification as Medical Assistant/Medical Technician within 6 months from hire date. CPR by Red Cross or American Heart Association