Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator

Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 29, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Adventist Healthcare seeks to hire an experienced Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator for our Research Studies Department who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As a Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator you will:

• Arrange and coordinate all aspects of the committee meeting materials, including support and documentation of all IRB meetings with agendas, meeting minutes, and other relevant materials
• Serve as the primary resource for investigators regarding the administrative review requirements for human research studies and responds to inquiries and requests involving the IRB in an appropriate and timely manner
• Perform preliminary administrative review of complex research protocols for consistency and completeness of materials and identifies problems and issues with submissions
• Issues outcome letters based on conditions imposed by the committee
• Maintain accurate and complete records of all IRB activities, including study documentation
• Maintain human research protection training for all research team members and IRB members per policy to ensure compliance
• Facilitate communication among the IRB, IRB Chair(s), IRB Administrator, and research team members (including investigators and study coordinators)
• Perform consistently with the organization's mission, vision, and values and adheres to institutional policies and federal regulations
• Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the objectives of the program and the institution

Qualifications include:

• Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree preferred
• 4 years of experience directly related to IRB administration and human subject research protections
• Certification as an IRB professional (CIP) and/or equivalent certification preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
• Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work assignments, as necessary
• Working knowledge of the Federal regulations governing human subject research and IRB operations
• Strong decision-making, independent judgment and analytical skills in order to apply federal regulations to a variety of situations
• Frequent pressure to meet deadline requirements
• Requires judgment that could affect the image of the organization
• Works at PC involving focused concentration frequently
• Daily contact with research team members and IRB members and frequent contact with a wide range of others who seek or provide services for Adventist HealthCare

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Full Time, Day shift, Monday - Friday

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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