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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Med - Hematology & Oncology, is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator II.

The Clinical Research Coordinator II will work with the Alabama Access Project. The Alabama Access Project is designed to increase access to biomarker-driven treatment for lung cancer in Alabama. The ultimate goal of this project is to improve accessibility to biomarker testing and treatment decision-making by creating a streamlined and intuitive process for community oncology practices in alliance with UAB. The Alabama Access Project will be administered under the leadership of Aakash Desai, MD, MPH, in partnership with the LUNGevity Foundation. At UAB, Alabama Access will be a multi-site collaboration with community oncology practices. It will include two vital provider-facing interventions: a free, monthly, virtual thoracic molecular tumor board and free, virtual navigation for community oncology practices and their non-small cell lung cancer patients to guide patients and their caregivers through the biomarker testing and results interpretation process both at initial diagnosis and progression. Although housed at UAB, the virtual navigator will provide navigation to the community oncology practices and will play a critical role in streamlining communications and processes for referring patients for care. The Alabama Access Project aims to further increase the uptake of comprehensive biomarker testing among lung cancer patients in medically underserved areas (often more rural areas of Alabama) while also improving the number of individuals opting for available targeted therapies for their specific type of lung cancer.

This position's primary responsibilities will include leading the two critical interventions of the Alabama Access Project: 1) serving as the Community Oncology Partners' Virtual Lung Cancer Molecular Navigator-- a liaison between multidisciplinary oncology teams, patients, and caregivers to facilitate understanding and uptake of biomarker testing, and 2) coordinating the Virtual Thoracic Molecular Tumor Board.

General Responsibilities

  • To serve as a liaison with medical staff, University Departments, ancillary departments and/or satellite facilities.
  • To organize patient enrollment planning.
  • To conduct quality assurance activities.
  • To compile and analyze data.
  • To develop and implement procedures, maintain records, track progress, and conduct quality assurance on data collected.
  • To serve as a mentor to junior staff, including student assistants.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with partner hospitals, cancer centers, and group practices to streamline processes for referring patients for biomarker testing and subsequent treatment.
  2. Liaison between pathologists, oncologists, radiologists, patients, other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, molecular testing vendors, external laboratories, and payors to ensure appropriate test ordering and accuracy, resulting in timely patient care.
  3. Educate patients and caregivers about the purpose and importance of biomarker testing, how to interpret test results, and how those results play in treatment decisions using LUNGevity's Biomarker Decision Guide and No One Missed materials.
  4. Communicate molecular testing results promptly to attending/referring physicians and ensure treating physicians have current and relevant information to guide treatment decisions, improving patient care and outcomes.
  5. Highlight actionable findings and elicit specific medical requests for further tests or therapeutic interventions.
  6. Attend the virtual thoracic molecular tumor board to serve as a resource for molecular testing and a liaison between pathology and clinical care teams.
  7. Organizes patient enrollment planning. Conducts quality assurance activities. Compiles and analyzes data. Develops and implements procedures, maintains records, tracks progress, and performs quality assurance on data collected.
  8. Coordinates the program's patient care and/or patient follow-up functions, including planning and developing related activities. Arranges access to virtual tumor board sessions, including preparing de-identified case presentations. Employs strategies to maintain recruitment and retention rates for community oncology practice partners in the program.
  9. Prepares and submits multiple levels of research documentation (i.e., IRB, IND, or FDA submissions, educational materials, reports, grant renewal reports, and study forms).10. Manages investigational products (IP). Employs the required system (including personnel) for handling, dispensing, and documenting IP for sponsored protocols.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Annual Salary Range: $50,050 - $81,330


Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Clinical Research


: 311402200 Med - Hematology & Oncology

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Remote/Hybrid Eligible