Clinical data coordinators are in charge of organizing data and coordinating activities relating to clinical administrative tasks. They are responsible for managing and using clinical information to prepare official documents, study visits, and patient appointments. They also update regulatory information and make reports based on their results. The clinical data coordinator's main responsibilities include offering program requirements to possible clinical candidates and gathering personnel data.
These coordinators generally work in an office setting during regular business hours. One of their main tools include a personal computer to access patient information. They must interact with patients in a professional manner while answering clinical-related questions. Most of the time, clinical data coordinators perform administrative tasks such as keeping accurate patient records, maintaining confidentiality while sharing data with health professionals. They should also have advanced knowledge on working with databases and proprietary software programs. They must be proficient with the use of basic office software (such as email programs) to communicate and respond to data inquiries. Clinical data coordinators generally report their progress to the clinical data manager in their department.
This position requires a bachelor's degree in a science- or health-related field. Previous experience managing clinical data and additional industry certifications may be preferred. Clinical data coordinators need to be highly organized, have strong interpersonal skills, and pay strong attention to detail. They must work with other coordinators in a team environment to reach all organizational goals, but also work well on their own with minimal supervision.
Clinical Data Coordinator Tasks
- Create and run data reports on periodic and adhoc basis.
- Develop programs and databases to assist staff in accurately capturing and recording data for study and validation.
- Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
- Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.