UnityPoint Health Clinical Research Associate in Peoria, Illinois

UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.

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Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities, and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Illinois and Iowa.

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Clinical Research Associate

UnityPoint Health-Methodist Campus

Shift: Full-time / 40 hrs per week 8A-5P


Promotes good clinical practices in the conduct of clinical investigations by possessing an in-depth knowledge of federal regulations and guidance documents for the conduct of clinical trials and human subject protection, assuring compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements, and by collecting, recording, and maintaining data and source documentation.


  • Listing and clarifying questions and concerns with the investigator and sponsor regarding enrollment goals, sponsor expectations, and study procedures

  • Preparing and submitting regulatory documents to sponsor (e.g. Form FDA 1572, laboratory certification and normal values, curriculum vitae etc.)

  • Preparing and submitting institutional review board documents

  • Integrating proposed clinical trial with current research activities

  • Confirming that contact, , IRB approval of protocol and informed consent have been received prior to study initiation

  • Completes Sponsored protocol training including (GCP, EDC, IVRS, IRB, …)


  • Maintaining patient screening/enrollment logs

  • Follows patient population clinically and maintains documentation supporting study o Reviewing inclusion/exclusion criteria with investigator to assure subject eligibility

  • Reviewing and verifying required source documents in subject's medical record to confirm study eligibility

  • Assuring that all screening, eligibility, and enrollment procedures are performed

  • Reviewing the protocol, informed consent form, and follow-up procedures with potential study subjects

  • Conducting interviews to assess the subject's ability and willingness to follow and complete study procedures and visits

  • Obtaining informed consent from research subjects prior to any study-related procedures and documenting appropriately

  • Following randomization procedures as per protocol

  • Assures administration of study article as appropriate

  • Scheduling subjects for follow-up visits o Reviewing diaries and questionnaires completed by subject

  • Ensuring appropriate specimen collection, batching and shipping as required

  • Assessing subject compliance with the test article and follow-up visits

  • Recognizing and reporting common laboratory values and alerts to investigator and sponsor

  • Protecting patient privacy during initial and follow-up interviews

  • Securing safe storage of study-related documents o Assuring appropriate disposal of sensitive documents


  • Planning and design of new forms/source document tools to be used in protocol implementation

  • Documenting protocol deviations and exemptions o Obtaining and reviewing original source documents (e.g., recordings, scans, tests, procedure results) as needed

  • Abstracting data from medical records, clinic, consultation, and referral notes to study forms and flowsheets

  • Recording accurate and timely data onto case report forms

  • Maintaining source documentation for all case report entries, as applicable

  • Keying data for electronic submission o Transmitting data via fax, mail or electronically as requested

  • Correcting and editing case report form entries as appropriate o Resolving data queries

  • Completing and maintaining the study article dispensing log

  • Maintaining files of all study-related documentation

  • Preparing case report forms for sponsor/audit review o Collecting source documents for sponsor/audit review


  • Maintaining a list of sponsor/CRO contacts for each protocol

  • Providing subjects with information about reporting study-related events to research team

  • Establishing a mechanism to contact subjects for follow-up visits, new information, etc.

  • Utilizing a phone log to document telephone communications

  • Contacting primary care providers to discuss/inform of patient enrollment and study progress

  • Meeting regularly with investigator and research team to discuss subject participation and protocol progress

  • Submitting protocol amendments and progress reports to IRB in required timeframes

  • Timely notification of the investigator, sponsor, and IRB of adverse events as outlined in the protocol

  • Scheduling sponsor monitoring visit.

  • Meeting with monitors during routine visits to discuss case report form completion, query resolution, and other protocol-related issues.


• Certificate program in the field of medical office assistance or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois

Work Experience:

• 1-3 years experience in/with clinical experience in a physician office, computer knowledge, and detail oriented preferred

• 1-3 years of experience successfully working with a wide variety of people required.

License and Certification:

• Valid CPR required before start date

• Valid Driver’s License in the state of IL

Required English Skills:

  • Advanced reading skills

  • Advanced writing skills

  • Advanced oral skills

    Communication Skills:

  • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker o Interaction with a wide variety of people

  • Maintain confidential information o Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information

  • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

    Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate computer knowledge

  • Ability to troubleshoot minor problems within a Windows OS, operates within a network environment, uses spreadsheet, database, word processing and internet applications proficiently.

  • Learns new applications without difficulty and is able to aid others in immediate work area with computer questions.

Requisition ID: 2018-43164

Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave

Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center

Name: Research Administation Office

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org