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Sub-Investigator – Gardena

Job Summary:
The Sub-Investigator (SI) provides care to all study patients within the standards set by Principal Investigator (PI), NRI and Sponsor. This position reports to the Medical Director or Principal Investigator.
NRI’s Sub-Investigators function within the scope of their required license, as well as, follow State Laws and Federal Regulations pertaining to the conduct of clinical trials and Good Clinical Practices.

Job Duties:
CLINICAL:

  • Supporting the investigational plan (the protocol), and applicable regulations; medical and safety back-up to PI
  • Assisting PI in the training of study team members on study design, objectives, study drug, study indication, and appropriate selection of study participants, assuring adequate safeguards for study participants and strict adherence to the study protocol
  • Reviewing potential study participant’s medical history and performing physical examinations and/or any other required procedures as specified by the protocol
  • Diagnosing and/or excluding medical/psychiatric conditions for purposes of study participation as delegated
  • Obtaining informed consent from potential study participants and documenting that process according to NRI’s guidelines
  • Interpreting medical/diagnostic test results to determine eligibility of potential study participants and accessing consulting physicians if needed for test result interpretation
  • Determining appropriate tapering and titration schedules for studies that require such procedures
  • Reviewing pertinent medical records requested for study participants
  • Reviewing all laboratory reports including screening reports and reports obtained per study protocol and determining the clinical significance of abnormal test results and further appropriate evaluation
  • Consulting with potential study participants’ personal physicians concerning their participation in clinical trials and clarifying medical issues before potential study participant randomization when appropriate
  • Assessing adverse events and reviewing concomitant medications at each study visit, unscheduled study visits, and as needed at any other point during trial participation
  • Determining the clinical significance of adverse events including abnormal lab results and ECGs, and assessing their relationship to study medication
  • Making clinical determination of study participant’s ability to continue in a trial based upon study participants’ wishes, adverse events, lab tests, ECG results, concomitant medications, and efficacy of study medication
  • Consulting with PI and/or Sponsor contacts concerning study participant safety issues, Inclusion/Exclusion criteria for study participation, serious adverse events, and other participant issues

    Administrative

  • Maintaining and updating knowledge of NRI’s Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) and their proper application
  • Attending investigator start-up and site initiation meetings before study enrollment
  • Participating in study related trainings as delegated
  • Assisting the Study team with training as needed
  • Being available for questions, discussions about patients and general study status, including study wide enrollment numbers, recruitment issues, and projected enrollment end dates when requested
  • Supporting study feasibility for all potential studies with attention to the ability to successfully enroll and conduct the trial
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Site Patient Recruiter – Gardena

    Job Summary:
    The Site Patient Recruiter provides services to support recruitment of participants into clinical research studies.

    Job Duties:

  • Perform patient recruitment activities both onsite and offsite for enrolling studies as directed by Supervisor and Site Management
  • Search for opportunities to further enhance recruitment efforts by suggesting and organizing community outreach events and relationships
  • Update and maintain NRI patient database, including updates to patient’s status, demographics, medical and medication information
  • Be the primary contact for call center when questions or issues arise pertaining to patient appointments or study criteria
  • Responsible for daily calls, emails and/or texts reminding and confirming patient appointments
  • Perform phone pre-screens with potential study participants as needed in support of Call Center and to ensure site enrollment expectations are met
  • Discuss and promote patient referral program with all patients
  • Review patient charts and database to create study contact list for Call Center and/or t o use for patient scheduling
  • Design and implement the overall recruitment strategy for site in collaboration with Patient Recruitment Director and Site Management teams.
  • Communicate advertising ideas and plans to Director of Patient Recruitment and Site Management during weekly meetings
  • Design and obtain approval for patient recruitment advertisement
  • Interface with Regulatory and the Sponsor to obtain IRB approval of advertisement
  • Track and update advertising expenses and invoices on the Ad Spend report on a weekly basis
  • Strategize allocation of advertising budgets
  • Daily tracking of advertisement outcomes in the Monthly Master Call Log to help make future decisions
  • Maintain weekly reports and collection of metrics for all recruitment activities including but not limited to a Monthly report of call center metrics including all leads and outcomes
  • Report patient enrollment metrics in the daily metrics tracker for assigned site
  • Work closely with site team to ensure new patients are seen in a timely manner and in a warm, friendly manner; escalate concerns such as long wait times or patient dissatisfaction issues to Director of Patient Recruitment and Site Management
  • Explain and provide study information to possible patients and promote other sites/studies as needed
  • Represent NRI in a courteous, positive, and professional manner always
  • All other duties as required
  • Medical or Nursing Assistant – Westlake (DTLA) & Community

    Job Summary:
    The Site Patient Recruiter provides services to support recruitment of participants into clinical research studies.

    Job Duties:

  • Obtain vital signs, blood samples (for glucose testing and A1C), perform liver ultrasounds, medical history intake, and other medical duties in the community
  • Responsible for setting the area for patient examinations as well as maintaining the exam area clean, neat, and sterilized for every patient.
  • Responsible for ensuring medical/laboratory supplies are organized and stocked
  • Able to travel with the patient recruitment outreach team to the assigned location(s) per day and available to work weekends as needed
  • Organize patient flow during the events
  • Assist with checking-in patients and handing out flyers to promote NRI, if needed
  • Use Clinical Conductor to keep detailed and complete patient visit information
  • Provide study information to possible patients and promote all sites/studies
  • Discuss and promote patient referral program with all patients
  • Help schedule appointments, answer calls, send emails and/or text messages reminding and confirming patient appointments in an empathic, compassionate manner
  • Perform patient recruitment activities both on and offsite for all enrolling and upcoming studies as directed by supervisor
  • Help maintain weekly reports and metrics to present to NRI Management
  • Search for opportunities to further enhance recruitment efforts by suggesting and organizing community outreach events and relationships
  • Work closely with clinic administration and off study teams to ensure new patients are welcomed, followed, and offered study participation
  • Collaborate with call center, site patient recruiters, and other departments as needed to ensure enrollment goals are met
  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional attitude under all circumstances
  • Maintain confidentiality of information relative to patients
  • Represent NRI in a courteous, positive, and professional manner always
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Call Center Screening Specialist (Per Diem) – Huntington Park

    Job Summary:
    The Recruitment Screening Specialist provides services to support recruitment of participants into clinical research studies.

    Job Duties:

  • Responsible for daily inbound and outbound calls for all sites
  • Explain and provide accurate study information, answer queries/concerns and promote all NRI sites/studies
  • Conduct participant phone pre-screen and schedule appointments to ensure site enrollment expectations are met
  • Match potential participants to enrolling or upcoming studies and sites
  • Keep accurate documentation of calls and participant information in appropriate call logs and in Clinical Conductor or other portals/systems as needed
  • Call participants to inform them about new and upcoming studies
  • Return messages within 24-48 hours in a friendly and professionally manner
  • Send patient appointment reminders via emails and/or text reminders
  • Work closely with Site Patient Recruiter, Administrative Support and Off Study staff to attain a list of leads and maintain robust schedule of participants for all sites
  • Update and maintain NRI patient database, including but not limited to updates to patient’s status and medication
  • Escalate issues of customer dissatisfaction to supervisor
  • Responsible for study portals and maintaining sites and keeping site recruiters informed on results of leads
  • Discuss and promote patient referral programs with all patients
  • Send out postcards and study flyers to participants
  • Maintain weekly metrics for all activities including but not limited to a monthly report of call center metrics including all leads and outcomes
  • Recognize, document, and alert management team of trends in participant calls
  • Represent NRI in a courteous, positive, and professional manner always
  • All other duties assigned
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