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IRB Program Specialist

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

IRB Program Specialist
St Joseph Hospital & Medical CenterPhoenix, Arizona
The posted compensation range of $22.95 - $33.28 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.
Requisition ID 2023-292182 Employment Type Full Time Department Research Administration Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm) Remote No Category Research
Hello humankindness Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix ArizonaSt. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health social and support services. Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy St. Josephs was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later St. Josephs remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care medical education and research. St. Josephs includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute Norton Thoracic Institute Cancer Center at St. Josephs Ivy Brain Tumor Center and St. Josephs Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics neuro-rehabilitation orthopedics and other medical services. St. Joseph's is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day approximately 20 percent of the hospital's patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph's.U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Josephs among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. In addition St. Josephs boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Josephs and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Childrens Hospital.St. Josephs is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizonas healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizonas Most Admired Companies.Look for us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter.For the health of our community ... we are proud to be a tobacco-free campus.
Position Summary:
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in accordance with all applicable institutional, state, federal and other regulatory requirements and guidelines. Requires subject matter expertise and demonstrated working knowledge of ICH, HHS, and FDA regulations pertaining to the ethical conduct of research. Responsibilities include daily operational guidance to all SJHMC/BNI investigators requiring independent judgement and strong critical thinking skills relative to human subject research regulations to ensure the safe and ethical conduct of research.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Oversees all administrative functions of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and provides support to the IRB Chairs and Members. Responsible for coordinating aspects of the IRB functions and activities, including scheduling and logistics for meetings, inspections and training sessions.

  • Ensure proper compliance with institutional policies and procedures to ensure Dignity Health's compliance with Federal, State and local laws/regulations. Facilitates appropriate review for confirmation of scientific and statistical validity.

  • Liaison between IRB Chair, IRB committee members, investigators, Research Program Managers, Accountable Executives, Administration, Legal department, Corporate Compliance departments, as well as government officials and institutional officials.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of frequently changing federal regulations and guidelines, and other literature related to human subject protection.

  • Support IRB and membership to assure efficient processing of communications.

  • Support investigators and key study personnel in verifying completeness of IRB submissions.

  • Develops appropriate training/educational materials, in conjunction with the IRB Chair(s), IRB Supervisor and the Research Integrity and Compliance Officer (RICO).

  • Identify areas of risk and potential non-compliance.

  • Regularly communicates with other institutional offices and/or external agencies. Transmits authoritative information and serves as a resource regarding policies and procedures related to the IRB or research compliance functions, with responsibility to occasionally interpret such policies and procedures.

    Education and Experience:
    Three to five years of related experience required.
    Five + years of related experience preferred.
    Associates degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Bachelor's degree preferred.
    Preferred: Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or Certified IRB Manager (CIM)
    Special Skills
    Proficient to advanced computer skills; proactive; strong organizational skills; demonstrated knowledge of organizational and administrative support processes. Demonstrated proficiency taking and transcribing notes and minutes and/or formal proceedings. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    Experience in the area of biosafety, animal care and use, institutional ethics review, research administration, audit or other area of research, compliance or oversight.
    Equal Opportunity
    CommonSpirit Health--- is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, pleaseclick here. (
    CommonSpirit Health--- will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health--- participates in E-Verify.
    Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Phoenix , IRB Program Specialist, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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