Research Assistant
Nashville , Tennessee
October 24, 2017
Sarah Cannon is the research arm of HCA's global cancer enterprise. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world's leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials in oncology, cardiology and orthopedics through affiliations with a network of more than 1,000 physicians across the United States and United Kingdom.

This position will be based at our Murfressboro, TN site.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Performs administrative and clinical duties at research clinics and reports to Research Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Provides administrative support at research clinics
  • Supports the research coordinators in locating patient's research chart for patient visits and data collection
  • Prepares research charts for upcoming visits by ensuring current source documents are on the chart, correct labs are ordered, and new version of ICF is printed (if applicable)
  • Takes and manages phone messages, collects data from existing records as needed for real time data collection
  • Provides the research coordinators with assistance in ensuring research documents are completed in a timely manner
  • Files documents as needed
  • Assists in various administrative tasks as needed
  • Ensures there is an adequate stock of office supplies and equipment for all research clinics
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings, appointments and calendars for research program
  • Tracks and assists in obtaining outstanding training for nurses and investigators as needed
  • Tracks needed reconsents
  • Assists in prioritizing queries based on due date and importance
  • Facilitates obtaining signatures on necessary documents including but not limited to AE and RECIST logs
  • Faxes/scans all necessary documents to appropriate department
  • Sends on/off study correspondence to appropriate persons
  • Maintains their own timesheet
  • Participates in educational activities and programs
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality
  • Assists Manager and other staff as requested and performs other related work as needed
  • Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
  • During your employment with SCRI you will be routinely assigned training requirements. You are expected to complete any training assignments by the due date.


  • Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience
    • Knowledge of organization policies, procedures, systems
    • Knowledge of office management practices
    • Knowledge of secretarial procedures
    • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation to type from draft copy
  • Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task
    • Skills in computer applications
    • Skills in verbal and written communication
    • Skills in gathering and reporting information
  • Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties
    • Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment is essential
    • Ability to work effectively with staff, and other internal and external sponsors and agencies

Minimum Required: High School Diploma (GED)
Preferred: Associate Degree (1-2 yr program)

• Experience in using MS Office
• Secretarial experience.
• Experience in healthcare

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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