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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 250 Faculty, 127 postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 320 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 68 clinical residents distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.
The Department manages a university-affiliated children's health system with the physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's Hospital, and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Practice Foundation, unifying pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs.
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology consists of 8 physician faculty members and 3 fellows who provide comprehensive kidney care to children with chronic kidney disease, end stage kidney disease on dialysis, kidney transplant, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, and other acute and chronic kidney problems. The group is dedicated to promoting excellent multidisciplinary care for these patients and to providing opportunities for clinical research participation. UCSD is a site for CKiD and VIRTUOUS studies, both NIH funded collaborative studies in children with chronic kidney disease, as well as several industry funded investigations.
Responsible for coordinating and managing clinical trials including providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, data collection and analysis, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Assist the regulatory department with Human subjects submissions, renewals, and safety reports. Directly communicate with assigned physicians and disease groups, including attending weekly meetings and tumor boards. Provide direct assistance to the Project Manager in reviewing and verifying university research account statements, professional fee statements, and invoicing.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.
Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.
Proven experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.
Experience interpreting medical charts, experience in abstracting data from medical records.
Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP), IATA Shipping of Blood Specimens, and Bloodborne Pathogens.
Proven experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of x-rays, scans, and other diagnostic procedures.
Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.
Solid interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
Ability to work independently. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including professional and non-professional staff and clients.
Certification as a Clinical Research Associate or Coordinator.
Experience working with research bulk accounts.
Experience with investigational drug authorization criteria.
Experience with pediatric patients with kidney disease and procedures related to their care.
Experience using statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.
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