Sanford Health

Clinical Research Specialist | Clinical Research

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Nov 04, 2020
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Facility: Ann Berdahl Hall Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Address: 1503 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA

Shift: Day

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Provides an opportunity to learn daily and contribute to treatments of the future. Enthusiasm for learning required, along with participation in educating patients, physicians, nurses and other personnel about the research process. Organize complex components of various clinical trials, including the coordination of study-required testing and procedures, as well as investigational treatment for a variety of conditions and symptoms.
Participate in listing and clarifying questions and concerns with the investigator and sponsor regarding enrollment goals, sponsor expectations and study procedures.
Schedule and coordinate pre-study site visits. Monitor enrollment goals and modify recruitment plan as necessary. Maintain patient screening/enrollment logs and appropriately update sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs) and/or senior medical officers (SMOs). Assure the completion of all screening, eligibility and enrollment procedures.
Conduct interviews to assess subject ability and willingness to follow and complete study procedures and visits. Follow randomization procedures per protocol. Schedule subjects for follow-up visits. Review diaries and questionnaires completed by subjects. Ensure appropriate specimen collection, batching and shipping as required.
Collect source documents for sponsor or audit review. Assess subject compliance with the test article and follow-up visits. Abstract data from medical records, clinic, consultation and referral notes for preparation of study forms and flow sheets.
Review inclusion/exclusion criteria to assure subject eligibility, and review with physician investigator for final sign-off. Review and verify required source documents in subject medical records to confirm study eligibility. Review study protocol, informed consent form and follow-up procedures with potential study subjects. Prepare case report forms for sponsor or audit review.
Responsible for insurance pre-authorization for study participation, as applicable by study. Close collaboration with physician investigators required to ensure safe and compliant investigational treatment or intervention and follow-up per the established research protocol.
Document and maintain all study-related procedures, processes and events by planning and design of new forms/source document tools to use in protocol implementation. Document protocol deviations and exemptions. Obtain and review original source documents as needed.
Record accurate and timely data onto case report forms. Maintain source documentation for all case report entries, as applicable. Key in data for electronic submission, if applicable. Correct and edit case report form entries as appropriate. Resolve data queries. Ensure drug/device accountability by completing appropriate documentations per individual protocols.
Schedule and participate in sponsor monitoring visits and audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements governing clinical research. Meet with monitors/auditors during routine visits to discuss case report form completion, query resolution and other protocol-related issues.
Occasional local travel between sites and student supervision may be required.

Department Details

Primary focus at this time will be working on COVID research trials. May be expected to work outside of normal business hours.


Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology or related field. Graduates of an accredited school of practical nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Minimum three years of clinical or clinical research experience or six to eight years of relevant work experience required.
If a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), currently holds an unencumbered LPN license with state nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.
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Job Function: Research

Req Number: R-33139

Featured: Yes