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SIDRA4394 - Research Nurse Coordinator - CCMG

Department: Children's Services Div
Division: Children's Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jul-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department:

The Research Nurse Coordinator works within the Children’s Clinical Management Group (CCMG) under the supervision of the Research Programme Director. The Departments within CCMG provide excellence in inpatient and outpatient clinical care, graduate and postgraduate education and training, clinical and translational research, and community outreach/education for children and their families in Qatar. The departments within the CCMG will engage with the Research Branch of the hospital in undertaking translational research. The Research Branch houses basic laboratories as well as state-of-the-art core facilities for genomics, deep phenotyping and imaging.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Research Nurse Coordinator works to coordinate clinical investigators and assists clinical scientists in conducting clinical research and clinical trials. The incumbent is responsible for study coordination and data management, with a central focus on managing subject recruitment and enrollment, consistency of study implementation, data management and integrity, and compliance with regulatory requirements and reporting. He/ she manages, plans, coordinates and directs clinical research within the CCMG; is responsible for coordination of patient care associated with the studies that the pediatric department is involved in; works alongside the programme director to review research proposals being prepared by the clinical scientists and helps in the preparation of grant applications and scientific manuscript preparation. The Research Nurse Coordinator assists the clinical scientists in preparing or amending study protocols for review and approval by the respective Institutional Review Board(s).

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Oversees and manages day-to-day activities of research nurses and clinical research coordinators
  • Oversees clinical trial-related activities completed/ performed by the Research Nurse to assure completeness and accuracy as well as adherence to local guidelines
  • Offer suggestions for process improvement and overall quality
  • Assists with training new research nurse staff
  • Troubleshoots and problem solves issues with clinical trials
  • Maintains compliance of research staff
  • Monitors patient enrollment through weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Identifies opportunities and develops action plans as necessary to increase patient enrollment
  • Meets with clinical investigators and administrators as needed to assess performance and/or growth issues
  • Evaluates staffing needs and provides optimal coverage of research needs
  • Provides coverage and assistance with ongoing research at the clinics as needed
  • Communicates to the research nurses regarding the overall performance standards and day to day expectations
  • Interviews Research Nurse candidates and provides input to senior management
  • Works with other team members to ensure communication
  • Responsible for individual site goals, financial performance, quality assurance, oversight and contracted patient enrollment
  • Ensures continuing education and training to investigators and coordinators
  • Submits annual performance evaluations to programme director for review and conducts evaluations
  • Coordinates the daily job foreseen by the Clinical Research Protocol as agreed with the clinical investigators
  • Liaises with Sidra nurses and other external healthcare providers to aid understanding of research principles.
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education -Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (or equivalent)
Experience - 

  • 3+ years’ experience in clinical research
  • Broad clinical practice experience

Certification and Licensure

  • Reregistered by relevant regulatory body (or equivalent) in country of origin
  • Training and Certificate of Good Clinical Practice
Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of patient-interviewing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data-collection and management
  • Demonstrated ability in supporting clinical research projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of good clinical practice
  • Computing/IT proficiency
  • Word processing proficiency
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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