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Come and join our team!  We are a local growing private medical practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases of the retina and vitreous.  We are looking for individuals who would like to establish a career in healthcare working with nationally recognized physicians.  We provide on the job training giving you the ability to grow and advance your skills along with gaining innovative knowledge.  Established in 1977, we have locations all over Northern California including Sacramento, Grass Valley, Roseville, Stockton, Modesto, Fairfield, Elk Grove, Folsom, Yuba City and Chico.  Our physicians are nationally known, and we continue to be on the leading edge of retina care by utilizing the latest equipment and both participating in and designing new clinical trials to advance the state of care for retinal diseases.  Join 150+ other team members working for our nationally recognized retina specialty practice in a fast paced, high volume medical office.  We are currently participating in several trials at two of our office locations and have a growing clinical research department.

The research assistant is primarily responsible for assisting in research patient visits according to ICH-GCP guidelines and according to the IRB-approved study protocol and/or manual of procedures. Day-to-day activities may include all or some of the essential functions listed below, depending upon individual experience / knowledge and the needs of the organization which are subject to change from time to time.

We seek a full-time clinical research coordinator to support our clinical research department. Although you must be able to work independently, you will be working directly with physicians, patients, research coordinators, clinical and business office staff and with pharmaceutical sponsor representatives to correctly and efficiently execute clinical research protocols. Collaboration and being a team player are essential to the success of this role.

Full-time immediate employee benefits:
Paid Time Off (PTO) 13 days per year, as accrued.
7 Paid Holidays per year.
Scrub Allowance
Ability to participate in company 401k plan offered through Fidelity.

On the first of the month following 30 days of employment benefits:
Medical insurance – employer pays 95% of premium of base HMO plan for employee (dependent coverage available for purchase).
Group dental, vision, life, and accident plans available for purchase.
Flexible Spending Account participation available.
   Allows pre-tax deferrals of amounts for medical, dental or vision premiums
   Allows pre-tax deferrals for dependent care expenses, subject to limitations

After 90 days of employment – Paid Sick Leave of 3 days per year.

After one year of service – 401K Plan Safe Harbor contribution (3% of annual earnings) received after plan year ends.

Pay is $25-$30 per hour depending on experience.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Clinical Research Assistant provides support of the department’s clinical research trials. Attention to detail is necessary.

  • Coordinate and schedule subject visits within study/subject specific windows per protocol guidelines.
  • Prepare visit-specific documentation and charts for Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Observe Coordinator in patient care and management
  • Assist Coordinator in monitoring subject flow and assist in subject care and management
  • Observe, assist, collect and record all necessary data for follow up (e.g. adverse events, concomitant medications, etc.) study visits (Phase 2 & 3; NO Gene Therapy)
  • Transcribe subject study information from source documents to the Electronic Case Report Forms
  • Administer all mandatory questionnaires to study subjects
  • Set up, prepare subject, and conduct electrocardiograms (ECG) on subjects as required per study protocol
  • Promptly request all necessary medical records for Serious Adverse Event Reporting
  • Process and ship laboratory biological samples for analysis
  • Perform intraocular pressure checks after injections
  • Perform trial frame refraction and ETDRS visual acuity testing (For ISTs only, at selected sites)
  • Inform subjects and obtain written re-consents in regard to ICF’s
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
    • Effective oral and written communication
    • Delivers safe and appropriate care to patients in addition to the requirements outlined by study protocols

Minimum Demonstrated Skills/Qualifications:

  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms, and ocular medications
  • Accurately performs: labs, ECG, tonometry, pupil exam, data entry, and other specified duties
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills to independently manage workflow
  • Pays meticulous attention to detail
  • Takes initiative
  • Possesses insight and energy to prioritize quickly
  • Demonstrates high-level critical thinking skills
  • Cooperates with supervisory staff, physicians, peers, external customers, and patients in a positive, energetic, and professional manner
  • Demonstrates excellence in communication skills, both personal and written
  • Abounds in organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively convey ideas and information
  •  Able to creatively generate ideas with excellent follow through

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting and viewing computer screen for extended periods
  • Keyboarding for extended periods
  • Standing or walking, up to 75% of the time
  • Lifting, reaching, and bending, often
  • Close visual acuity required to perform duties such as viewing computer monitor, and determining accuracy and thoroughness of work

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 96083