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QA/QC & Training Coordinator - (Oncology/Research)



UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring for a regular Full Time QA/QC & Training Coordinator to support thier Oncology Clinical Research Services (CRS) team.

The QA/QC Training Coordinator will work a Monday through Friday daylight schedule working as part of the Quality, Education, and Compliance team to support staff in the conduct of oncology trials at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

The QA/QC Coordinator will be responsible for staff training, ongoing quality improvement projects, and compliance auditing. The QA/QC Coordinator will audit data for accurate and timely collection, as well as perform cooperative group subject eligibility verification and registrations. The QA/QC Training Coordinator will help facilitate external and internal audits as needed. The QA/QC Training Coordinator will serve to support the functions of the department as needed while adhering to Good Clinical Practice standards and all regulatory guidelines.

The role of the QA/QC & Training Coordinator is to plan, develop, coordinate and deliver training, continuing education, workflow support, process improvement & quality assurance monitoring to the staff of CRS. The purpose of these collective responsibilities is to enhance the quality, efficiency & productivity of CRS staff performance within clinical research coordination, data management & regulatory duties. The trainer will provide supplemental training to physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals on efficient coordination of clinical research studies through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC Cancer Centers (UPMC CC) as needed. The QA/QC Training Coordinator will serve as a role model of Service Excellence by providing quality training and development services that are responsive to staff needs, proactive in scope and demonstrate working effectiveness.

  • Assist in development of protocol specific source documents as well as support Disease center coordination and workload needs as staffing requirements deem necessary.
  • Develop, implement &/or recommend continuing education opportunities that support departmental needs, staff requests &/ or monitoring report indications.
  • Provide departmental QA support through chart monitoring & outcome assessment to develop applicable ongoing staff training interventions &/or programs.
  • Develop, evaluate, maintain &/or update departmental training materials, educational correspondence, skill labs, continuing education resources, orientation plans & competency requirements.
  • Provide closely supervised direct hands on training supported through evidenced based theory, approved processes, departmental SOP's, skill labs, current resources and competency assessments.
  • Provide timely staff performance feedback to the Disease Center & Education/Compliance Clinical Research Manager.
  • Perform duties of a coordinator in disease centers when the need arises.


  • Minimum of 4 years nursing and/or research experience, preferably in oncology
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines and federal regulations. 
  • Working knowledge of MS office software products and ability to operate PC database applications. 
  • Proficiently skilled & experienced individual with working knowledge of all aspects of clinical research coordination, data management & regulatory activities.
  • Highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal & teaching skills
  • Proven ability to demonstrate flexibility, independence, organizational, time & workload management.

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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