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Clinical Research Specialist-Heart Failure, Transplant

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
At Houston Methodist, the Clinical Research Specialist position is responsible for supporting multiple projects under supervision of Clinical Trial Manager which may include clinical research protocols, gathering patient data via methods specified in the study protocol, study reports. This position ensures accurate data collection, documentation organization, and safety of study volunteers.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  • Supports the interprofessional team of clinical research investigators, nurses and coordinators. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results. (EF)
  • Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Contributes towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)
    SERVICE - 30%
  • Performs clinical research support functions as assigned by the clinical trial manager including but not limited to informed consent for non-interventional studies, data abstraction and recording in CRFs. (EF)
  • Makes phone calls to study patients for appointment reminders and follow-up. (EF)
  • Transports blood and tissue samples. Processes and packages lab samples for shipping to sponsor or storage at site per the study manual of operations. (EF)
  • Completes required case report forms and resolves queries. Ensures accurate data collection, documentation organization, and safety of study volunteers. Ensures accurate regulatory filing. (EF)
  • Assists Clinical Trial Manager in identifying opportunities research work flow process improvement, providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)
    FINANCE - 15%
  • Assures study conduct meets appropriate IRB, FDA, ICH and agency guidelines. (EF)
  • Utilizes resources with cost effectiveness and value creation in mind. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF)
  • Assist in simple data analysis, with development of training materials for data reports, systems and collection and report generation. (EF)
  • Leads and identifies opportunities for performance improvement. Supports change initiatives and adapts to unexpected changes. (EF)
  • Seeks opportunities to identify self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)
    This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


    o Bachelor's degree in health science-related field


    o One year experience in healthcare setting preferred

    o Research setting preferred

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Houston , Clinical Research Specialist-Heart Failure, Transplant, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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