Clinical Trial Coordinator Overview

What does a Clinical Trial Coordinator do?

Clinical coordinators oversee the day to day operations of a healthcare program or department. They perform administrative duties such as coordinating care teams for patients, and acting as a liaison between patients, patient families, and health care professionals. They also oversee budgets, hire and train staff, and develop and implement clinic policies and protocols.

Clinical coordinators typically possess bachelor's degrees in nursing or healthcare administration and have prior experience working in clinical settings. It is imperative that they have exceptional communication skills as they are tasked with interacting with a wide range of individuals each day. They must also have a strong understanding of medical terminology and excellent organizational skills in order to ensure that the needs of all patients are being met.

What responsibilities are common for Clinical Trial Coordinator jobs?
  • Coordinating patient care plans by liaising with all necessary care providers and medical professions to ensure patient needs are met
  • Use computer software to admit and discharge patients, coordinate follow-up appointments and refer patients to specialists as needed
  • Mastermind ways to improve the quality of patient care provided by the facility
  • Works to create efficient systems and workflows within the clinic
  • Attend departmental meetings and stay up to date on all business initiatives related to the clinic
  • Collect and input patient data, insurance information and financial information into computer system
  • Manage the clinic budget and ensure that the facility is well-equipped to provide top of the line service while remaining mindful of the bottom line
  • Meet with patients and patient families to ensure their needs are being met and resolve any issues or complaints that arise
What are the typical qualifications for Clinical Trial Coordinator jobs?
  • Minimum of 5 years working in a clinical setting
  • 3+ years of proven success in leadership roles
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills and the ability to exercise empathy when working with patients and their families
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of standard clinical procedures, laws and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and show proof of insurance
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Clinical Trial Coordinator Salaries near India

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Clinical Trial Coordinator Career Path

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Caris Life SciencesCaris Life Sciences
Clinical Data Coordinator
25 Nov 2021

“Regardless this job is over 8 hours each day even if you a great at what you do and that is not worth the pay.”

Runnymede Healthcare CentreRunnymede Healthcare Centre
Utilization Coordinator
1 Feb 2023

“I found a decent work/life balance within the first year and it’s slowly gotten better as I’ve adjusted to the role and its responsibilities.”

Senior Clinical Data Coordinator
30 Mar 2022

“To know and learn all end to end activities and build a strong foundation its a good organisation to start a career.”

D4C Dental BrandsD4C Dental Brands
Clinical Coordinator
29 Apr 2021

“Understaffed and terrible management.”

Clinical Trial Coordinator
8 Aug 2023

“Slow progress for professional development and career growth”

Clinical Coordinator
30 May 2023

“Encourages professional development and career progression”

The University of Kansas Health SystemThe University of Kansas Health System
Clinical Coordinator
20 Jul 2021

“Compensation was tenure based and not performance based”

St. Luke's University Health NetworkSt. Luke's University Health Network
Practice Clinical Coordinator
7 Oct 2021

“Good schedule and pay for what you do”

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