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Clinical Research Coordinator

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur, IL
Tracking Code 2024-21013

Position Summary

Day Shift

***This position is located in Effingham, IL and not a remote role***

Essential Functions and Job Duties


  •  Coordinates screening and enrollment of clinical trial patients.
  • Reviews physician patient schedules and assesses patients for possible clinical trial enrollment.
  • Educates patients and families during the informed consent process.
  • Registers patients and participants to protocols.
  • Ensures eligibility requirements are met and reviews with physician investigator.
  • Ensures protocol required patient testing is ordered and complete.
  • Maintains record of recruitment strategies.
  • Markets protocols as needed to meet recruitment goals.


  • Coordinates clinical trial activities research done at the clinic and hospital
  • Gathers and verifies source documents
  • Verifies the accuracy, completeness and timely submission of case report forms.
  • Collaborates with investigator to ensure protocol compliance in patient selection, treatment, dose modifications and response.
  • Interviews patient to assess adverse events, medication compliance, and patient reported outcomes.
  • Obtains follow-up data required when patient is off active treatment.
  • Corrects and resubmits data or answers queries within one week of receipt or as requested by pharmaceutical company; reviews expectation reports; notifies research base of errors.
  • Maintains investigational drug (IND) inventory
  • Reviews protocols and assesses current inventory of IND.
  • Orders INDs from Pharmaceutical Management Branch at National Cancer Institute.
  • Maintains inventory on individual drug accountability records.
  • Ensures treatment order is correct by reviewing protocol guidelines and calculating dose prescribed.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

General Skill Requirements

In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
  • Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
  • Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.

Required Experience


 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal relationship skills.  Must be able to organize work with minimal supervision.  Must be able to focus attention to minute details.  Access, Work and Excel computer skills required.

Education and/or Other Requirements

A bachelors degree in nursing or other health-related field is preferred.  Pertinent LPN or RN licensure/registration must be maintained.  Previous research experience and/or recent nursing experience is preferred.

Environmental Factors

Direct patient care duties involve the potential for frequent exposure to blood and body fluids.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Light physical exertion, including occasional standing, bending, reaching and occasional carrying of light loads.

Mental Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work under stress, adapt to changing conditions and meet strict time guidelines.
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
Decatur, IL

Jessica Brown


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