Patient Screening Associate
Posted on: May 6, 2021
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing
comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and
lifecycle management services. At PPD, we are passionate,
deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health! Phase I
and IB trials represent the first practical tests of a compound's
clinical relevance and commercial viability. They are the
culmination of years or even decades of research. Moreover, they
set the stage for subsequent studies that will ultimately determine
your compound's efficacy, safety and positive impact on patient's
lives. As a Research Team Recruiter, you will be provided
comprehensive training to successfully recruit subject volunteers
for multiple ongoing clinical trials involving patients or healthy
volunteers/subjects while working in a hands-on team-oriented
environment. At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each
other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer
continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training
and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.
Summarized Purpose: Under the general direction of the Research
Team Leader, the Research Team Recruiter is responsible for the
successful recruitment of subject volunteers to participate in
Phase I research studies. Provides the Informed Consent Session as
delegated by the Principal Investigator. Prepares all required
paperwork (source documents, lab requisitions, clinical labels,
physical forms, etc.) required to accurately capture all data
required by a study protocol in regard to subject
inclusion/exclusion criteria. Essential Functions:
- Reviews protocols to determine study specific
inclusion/exclusion information. Evaluates for gaps in information
and discusses omissions with Team Leader and Project Manager to
develop clear criteria.
- Sets up screenings for participants. Sets up the number and
times of screenings and physicals to meet team and staffing needs.
Keeps the Senior Research Technician staff apprised of screening
times to ensure adequate help with procedures. Arrives 15 minutes
prior to scheduled screening with complete screening paperwork for
the required number of screening participants.
- Conducts the Informed Consent session by reading aloud the most
recently approved version of the Informed Consent to volunteers
while the volunteers follow along with their own copies.
- Ensures each subject screened has been properly consented, has
a signed informed consent, and all questions answered prior to any
procedures being performed and continuing in the screening
- Ensures all study participants' paperwork is complete and
adequately reflects their participation in the study screening
process. Ensures all subjects' and screening failure paperwork is
kept with the study to meet FDA requirements.
- Ensures physician reviews all clinical labs, ECGs and other
tests as required.
- Develops screening tools and source documents to ensure
adherence to all inclusion/exclusion criteria. These documents
include Medical History, Physical Exams, Study Dates and
Information, Study Demographics, Study Admission Records,
Alcohol/Tobacco Consumption, Screening Log, Sign-in Sheets,
Volunteer Tracking Form and any other form required. Reviews
computerized phone-screening tool for accuracy. Education and
Experience: High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and
relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Technical
positions may require a certificate Previous experience that
provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job
(comparable to at least 2 years) or equivalent combination of
education, training, & experience. Years of experience refers to
typical years of related experience needed to gain the required
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential
functions of the job. Years of experience are not to be used as the
only determining factor in establishing the job class or making
employment selection decisions. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability managing multiple responsibilities and
completion of projects in either a work or school setting.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to clearly explain information to a wide variety of
- Ability to speak in front of an audience.
- Effective problem-solving skills.
- Ability to function with multiple types of individuals in
potentially difficult or uncomfortable settings.
- Attention to detail. Strong planning and organizational
capabilities to manage multiple tasks and multiple study groups at
- Effective time management skills.
- Ability and willingness to learn to administer investigational
drugs or test investigational devices. This may include dosing
orally, intravenously, topically, or other approved dosing methods.
Working Environment: PPD values the health and wellbeing of our
employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy
and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the
working environment/requirements for this role: Able to
communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with
diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical
working hours. Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Able
to work in non-traditional work environments. Able to use and learn
standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. May have
exposure to potentially hazardous elements typically found in
healthcare or laboratory environments. Able to perform successfully
under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or
activities. PPD's Defining Principles:
- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust -
We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD - If
you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to
accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some
of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your
application - we'd love to hear from you.
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