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Job Summary

The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a candidate to provide clinical research support to faculty members and research team members in the conduct of the MROQC (Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium) quality improvement initiative and clinical trials within various disease sites at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems.

Responsibilities*

Primary responsibilities include instructing, counseling, and consenting patients in the quality initiative background/significance and procedures; screening subjects for eligibility; scheduling protocol-related interdepartmental appointments, collecting and processing clinical data in research charts; entering data into the QI database and resolving data queries; and working closely with investigators, study team members, regulatory personnel, and other health care professionals to help complete quality initiative and research goals and ensure compliance with University and Federal Government Regulations.

Additional responsibilities include: maintaining appropriate patient records, collecting source documentation for results, data entry into electronic database, and monitoring patient study compliance, including continuing patient communication throughout the follow-up period.   As part of management of the quality initiative, sensitive patient data will be collected, including patient survey data, as well as photographs of treated patients.  Therefore, the candidate should be willing and able to collect and handle this sensitive data in a professional and courteous manner.  The candidate will also be responsible for organizing and providing documents for enrollments, monitoring and audits, as requested by the MROQC Consortium.  

As part of the Radiation Oncology research team, the ideal candidate will also be cross-trained on other ongoing clinical research protocols, to ensure that he/she can provide coverage for colleagues.  Based on workload for the consortium, the candidate may also be responsible for one or more additional research protocols in the department of Radiation Oncology. 

This position will be under the direction of the Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Manager.

Required Qualifications*

This position requires the knowledge of a health-related discipline, supported by a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  This knowledge base requires supplementation by one or more years of experience in the conduct of clinical research or similar projects, or experience working in a hospital clinic.  The candidate must be a reliable team member.  The candidate must demonstrate initiative, be resourceful, and have excellent communication and organization skills.  The ability to work effectively on a team and also problem solve independently is a must.   This is a dynamic work environment with an emphasis on clinic cooperation for the benefit of the patient.  Therefore, the ideal candidate would enjoy developing patient and colleague relationships to improve study compliance and meet research goals. 

 

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with MiChart and Cadence experience, familiarity with oncology clinical trials, working knowledge of Federal regulations in the conduct of research involving human subjects, and working knowledge of research database and regulatory audits are all highly desirable.

Work Schedule

The ideal candidate must be able to adapt to a flexible schedule, to best cover the more demanding clinic hours; this could include a mix of shorter and longer work days.  Radiation Oncology is an ambulatory care clinic and patients are seen between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.