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Full time
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Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Research Assistant
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's or equivalent combination of experience and education.  BA/BS degree in a science, technical, health-related field or another applicable discipline.

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Responsible Conduct of Research

  1. Demonstrates consistent adherence to the standards for responsible conduct of research.
  2. Stays informed of and adheres to institutional policies, and federal regulations (e.g. Titles 21 and 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations) and guidances (International Counsel on Harmonization) regarding human subjects’ research and use of protected health information.
  3. Maintains knowledge and comprehension of assigned research protocols; including study procedures, timelines and eligibility.
  4. Creates, accurately completes, maintains and organizes study documents.  Accounts for study materials.  This may include, but is not limited to participant lists and visit logs, regulatory binders, case report forms, laboratory kits, investigational product(s), and participation incentives.
  5. Cooperates with sponsor, institutional and federal monitoring/ auditing activities.  May collaborate with study team in formulating responses to findings.
  6. Uses and accounts for research funds and resources at his/her performance level.  This includes reconciling research subject billing, if assigned.
  7. Complies with and maintains current documentation of all job-related training and conflict of interest reporting.
  8. Reports good faith suspicions of research noncompliance and/or research misconduct to the appropriate institutional compliance office(s).

Participant Enrollment

  1. Adheres to the IRB approved recruitment and enrollment plan.
  2. Screens subjects for eligibility per the protocol and institutional policies.
  3. Communicates effectively and provides information to a diverse, vulnerable subject population in accordance with institutional policies.
  4. Interacts with study participants and/or legally authorized representatives (LARs) to communicate study purpose, participation details and to assess participation interest.
  5. Engages participants/LARs in the informed consent process according to institutional policies.


Study Management

  1. Plans, conducts, and manages research activities in accordance with federal regulations and guidance documents, and sponsor and institutional policies under the direction of a senior study team member.
  2. Completes accurate IRB submissions within institutional timeframes.
  3. Records participant visits in the appropriate tracking system.
  4. Anticipates study needs and subject caseload to meet organizational objectives and deadlines in a timely manner.
  5. Works well with other members of the research team.  This includes appreciating multiple workplace diversities and seeking and providing input, when appropriate.
  6. Attends study meetings (which could include overnight travel) as requested by the PI

Data Collection

  1. Assures that data is collected as required by the protocol and in accordance with research data principles (ALCOAC:  Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, Accurate and Complete). 
  2. Ensures that queries are resolved within sponsor and institutional timelines.
  3. Plans and performs (if assigned) research specimen collection, labeling, and storage/shipping.  Maintains accurate sample accountability/chain of custody documentation.
  4. Ensures secure storage of study documents.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.