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ABOUT US

Dr. William D. Sansum, who brought renown to Santa Barbara in 1922 as the first physician in the U.S. to produce and administer life-saving insulin to patients with diabetes, founded the nonprofit organization in 1944.

Today, under the leadership of Ellen Goodstein, the William Sansum Diabetes Center remains an extraordinary place, where research, education and care have improved the lives of people worldwide who are impacted by this serious disease.

The Center has gained international recognition for its work to develop an artificial pancreas, its success in developing protocols to increase the incidence of healthy babies born to women with diabetes and its work with people with and at risk for type 2 diabetes. Physicians and researchers continue to develop new treatment protocols for people with diabetes. New drugs and medical devices are clinically tested to ensure their efficacy and safety.

It is our intention to use our past and present accomplishments to guide us into the future – to tap into the energy and commitment that made the William Sansum Diabetes Center what it is today – a worldwide leader in diabetes research, education and care.

 

About Us-2-HistoryDr. William D. Sansum at the time he established the Sansum Clinic at Cottage Hospital in 1928.

HISTORY

Dr. William David Sansum, founder of the William Sansum Diabetes Center, was born in 1880. He started pursuing his goal of being a doctor at Rush Medical College at the University of Chicago. Cottage Hospital’s board of trustees invited him to Santa Barbara to become the new Director of the Potter Metabolic Clinic.

While Dr. Sansum was pursuing diabetes research in the early 1920’s, other researches were doing the same and successfully treated animals and ultimately humans with an extract they developed. They named their extract “insulin”, from the Latin for “island”, referring to the Islets of Langerhans found in the pancreas. In Santa Barbara, Dr. Sansum decided to pursue the same direction— the production of insulin from animal pancreases. Researchers everywhere were trying to develop better methods and to increase purity and strength for use in humans with limited amounts of insulin available. On May 31, 1922; after two years of research the first American patient was injected with U.S.-made insulin at the Potter Clinic.

In 1928, Dr. Sansum decided to form his own clinic group with a staff of five. Later, Dr. Sansum was encouraged to build a clinic on Pueblo Street. Dr. Sansum retired from active practice in 1942, but continued his research efforts. In 1944 he founded the Sansum Clinic Foundation. Later the Foundation’s name was changed to Sansum Medical Research Foundation and to Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and is currently the William Sansum Diabetes Center.

In 1947 Dr. Sansum began work on a new vision that was thirty years ahead of his time– pancreatic cell transplantation. A year later he suffered a stroke and died. After Dr. Sansum’s death, the clinic was reorganized and purchased by six of the doctors on the staff. The research foundation, headed by Dr. Alfred Koehler, continued to work on the projects that Dr. Sansum had been involved in.

In 1966 a two-story building that still houses the William Sansum Diabetes Center today was built with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morrison and others. Full-scale diabetes research began soon thereafter in the Morrison Laboratories under Dr. Donald McMillan.

Although much has happened since 1920, one thing has not changed– the goal to cure diabetes, or at least to alleviate the problems caused by this devastating disease. The legacy continues today under the leadership of Ellen Goodstein, who was appointed Interim Executive Director in 2015.


 

staff and board photo 11.2015

Staff

Silvia Alvarez
Clinical Medical Assistant

Sandy Andrews, RD, CDE, CPT
Director of Education

Wendy Bevier, PhD
Clinical Research Associate

Paige Bradley
Clinical Research Coordinator

Connor Bui
Clinical Research Assistant

Taylor Carson
Clinical Research Assistant

Kristin Castorino, DO
Research Physician

Mei Mei Church, NP
Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner

Mary Conneely
Diabetes Educator

Ada Conner
Director of Development

Donna Frase
Certified Clinical Research
Coordinator

Jeannine Glockler
Donor Development Associate

Ellen Goodstein
Executive Director

Miguel Grijalva
Building Maintenance

Tyler Jean
Clinical Research Assistant

Louise Keeler
Regulatory Assistant

David Kerr, MD FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation

Hari Kota
Clinical Research Assistant

Jenny Martinez
Project Coordinator

Leonie Mattison, MBA, DBA
Director of Clinical Research
Operations & Major Grants

Nicole Neal
Accountant

Jordan Pinsker, MD
Senior Research Physician
Pediatric Endocrinologist

 

Adjunct Investigators

Eyal Dassau, PhD
Adjunct Senior Investigator
Research Associate, Bioengineering
Harvard University

Lauren Huyett
Adjunct Research Associate
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Francis J. Doyle III, PhD
Adjunct Senior Investigator
Dean, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

Alejandro Jose Laguna Sanz
Adjunct Investigator
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Dale E. Seborg,
Adjunct Senior Investigator
Professor Emeritus, Research Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Joon-Bok Lee, PhD
Adjunct Research Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Sunil A. Deshpande, PhD
Adjunct Investigator
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Angelina Trujillo, MD, FACE
Adjunct Senior Investigator
Endocrinologist, Belle Mead, New Jersey

Ravi Gondhalekar, PhD
Adjunct Investigator
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ian Duncan, FSA FIA FCIA MAAA
Adjunct Investigator
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
University of California, Santa Barbara

Marcilio Da Silva
Adjunct Research Associate
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Brigid Ehrlich
Adjunct Research Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Chandra Krintz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Senior Investigator
UCSB RACELab Director
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rich Wolski, Ph.D.
Adjunct Senior Investigator
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara


 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sandra Tillisch Svoboda,
President
Nurse Clinician (ret.)

Alexander DePaoli, MD, Vice President
Endocrinologist CMO, NGM Biopharmaceuticals
Therapeutics, Inc.

Robert M. Nagy, MD, Immediate Past President
Psychiatrist, Private Practice

Anita Balboa
Second Vice President / Wealth Management Advisory,
The Northern Trust Company

Bruce Anticouni
Attorney, Anticouni & Associates

Anthony Castillo
Vice President of Finance
Alliance Wealth Strategies

Ronald J. Fox
Investment Broker (ret.)

Yvette Giller
Vice President, Samuel B. and
Margaret Mosher Foundation

Wayne Hewitt
Financial Advisor

Anne M. Patterson, RD, MPH.
Director of Nutritional Programs,
SB County Public Health Department
(ret.)

Thomas W. Rook, DC
Chiropractor, Private Practice

Pierre Wiltzius, PhD
Dean, Div of Math and Sciences
College of Letters and Science,
UCSB


 

CAREERS


EDUCATION ASSISTANT

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In close collaboration with the Diabetes Educator and Health Educator, the incumbent will serve as a support staff to the Education department in community health screenings and classes following company SOPs and health and safety protocols and laws.

Duties may include, but not limited to:

1. Conducting informed consent and data entry accurately

2. Assisting with study questionnaires, class recruitment, maintaining binders, and performing specific research related duties, per protocol.

3. General clinical tasks including: measuring point of care A1C, blood pressure, weight, height, and waist circumference.

4. General office tasks including answering the phones, scheduling subject appointments, contacting subjects to verify appointments and describe programs, data entry, and, other daily tasks as assigned by the program coordinator such as class or event set up and close out duties.

5. Obtain clinical training in the following: Vitals (Blood pressure, pulse, temp, height, weight, waist circumference) Lab safety procedures specifically A1C testing.

6. Maintain compliance with HIPPA and all other regulatory agencies

7. Follow all established policies, procedures, and objectives, quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standard.

8. Assist in developing and maintaining communications with various community, professional, and government organizations that provide services to clients and to promote WSDC health education programs.

9. Required to complete all required training during the onboarding phase

QUALIFICATIONS:

The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Training will be provided where necessary, and specific assistance in refreshing the incumbent in those areas where appropriate. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

1. Intermediate Knowledge of office practice and office equipment

2. Basic Knowledge of computer systems for word processing, electronic mail and data entry.

3. Ability to work in a team environment

4. Ability to prioritize work

5. Ability to work in a high paced environment

6. Attention to detail and critical thinking skills

7. Ability to compile and transfer data accurately, in the required format in a timely manner

8. Must be able to establish rapport and communicate with clients of diverse backgrounds

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience working in a medical research setting desirable

High school diploma

HOURS OF WORK

This is a varied hour position. Work hours will need to be flexible to meet the needs of the Center, as such, must be available to work weekend and evening hours. Travel to different Educational program sites will be required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

1. The ability to read and speak English and Spanish fluently is mandatory.

2. The ability to interpret documents such as safety rules and Standard Operating Procedures, procedure manuals.

3. The ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner is essential.

REASONING ABILITY

1. The ability to apply good judgement in understanding to carry out instructions, either written or diagram form.

2. The ability to identify problems and rely to supervisor and team members.

3. The ability to prioritize tasks and activities in a manner consistent with direction from a supervisor but will also be required to perform tasks independently within time constraints.

SUPERVISORY LEVEL: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The incumbent is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel equipment, paper, or files. Must be able to operate a computer keyboard as well as see a computer monitor display screen. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds. Specific vision ability required by the job include close vision. The employee must be able to stand on their feet for multiple hours, the job may have a shift that requires standing for 2-4 hours.

WORK ENVIORNMENT

The work environment would be generally described as a classroom setting or community event such as a health fair. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Exposure to biohazardous materials and communicable diseases requiring the use of universal precautions at all times as well as other conditions common to biomedical research.

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements of the performance of the job. It is not a complete list of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.

 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply at https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/

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CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – AP

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Serve as support staff to the clinical research department on projects as assigned. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Learning and adhering to study protocol
  • Data entry and charting
  • Study recruitment
  • Performing blood glucose measurement via fingerstick, taking vital signs, urine pregnancy testing, downloading devices, lab specimen processing or any procedure necessary for the protocol
  • Preparing study areas and ensuring adequate provisions are available for overnight studies
  • Preparing meals for study subjects
  • Cleaning up kitchen, bedroom and study areas
  • Helping to maintain drug and device accountability and dispensing
  • Assisting study participants with device training and trouble-shooting, including travelling to the participant as needed.

Some weekend and evening hours may be required. Some travel may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Appropriate training will be provided where necessary, and specific assistance in refreshing the incumbent in those areas where appropriate. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Proof of Hep B immunization required.

  • Basic knowledge of office practices and office equipment
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems for word processing, electronic mail, data entry.
  • Ability to transfer data accurately, in the required format, and in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with multiple staff members and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently and with careful attention to detail.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to establish rapport and communicate with clients of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • Willing to travel to participants as needed for device troubleshooting and/or study supply distribution, and have a reliable vehicle for travel.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree

Experience working in a medical setting, including venipuncture skills, desirable. Experience working with patients with Type 1 diabetes desirable.  Scientific education desirable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

The ability to read and speak English clearly is mandatory. The ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. The ability to communicate information to other employees as well as management in a clear and concise manner is essential.

Ability to speak Spanish desirable but not required.

HOURS OF WORK:

Work hours will need to be flexible to meet the project needs. Evening, weekend and overnight work may be required. Attendance at departmental meetings and weekly general staff meeting is expected. This is not a telecommuting position and consistent attendance is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: none

REASONING ABILITY

The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, either written, oral, or diagram form. The ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situation must be a proven ability. The ability to prioritize tasks and activities in a manner consistent with direction from supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The incumbent is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel equipment, paper, or files. The incumbent must be able to operate a computer keyboard as well as see a computer monitor display screen. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

This position requires the manual dexterity and adequate vision to record data onto data sheets, and enter data into a computer; adequate hearing and verbal communication skills to conduct interviews (in person or on the telephone).

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment would be generally described as a laboratory setting with clinical and office facilities adjacent to the primary work area. The ability to move within all three of these areas may be required in the execution of the employee’s functional activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the illumination of the work area is primarily with fluorescent artificial lighting.

This position is associated with exposure to bloodborne pathogens and communicable disease requiring the use of universal precautions at all times.

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements of the performance of the job. It is not a complete list of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply at https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/

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CLINICIAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR – AP

William Sansum Diabetes Center is seeking a forward-thinking Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to join the Artificial Pancreas team in our Clinical Research Department that specializes in Phase II-IV clinical, observational, and device trials. Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator/Sub-Investigator, the CRC will coordinate the conduct of clinical research trials from study start-up through close-out.

ESSENTIALS JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the integrity and overall quality of assigned clinical research trials
  • Serves as the primary contact for study subjects and sponsors, communicating daily as needed
  • Reviews study protocols; creates study document binders (sponsor, site, CRO, IRB/IEC correspondence), and prepares source documents including study and subject information folders
  • Completes study start-up through close-out procedures:
    • Recruit and enroll patients
    • Conduct the informed consent process
    • Pre-screen, screen, and conduct study visits in conjunction with Physician/Investigator (may include taking vital signs, performing ECGs, processing specimens)
    • Document patient progress in response to study events
    • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, sponsors and auditors
    • Complete source documents, case report forms and electronic data in a timely manner
    • Maintains drug and device accountability, including ordering, dispensing and returning unused drugs/devices for assigned studies.
    • Maintain communication with physician regarding study requirements, dose modifications, and adverse events
    • Complete regulatory documents for assigned studies, including submission for IRB initial approval and IRB renewals for assigned studies
    • Assist study participants with device training and trouble-shooting, including travelling to the participant as needed
    • Coordinate schedules for per diem staff (research assistants and/or nurses) for study needs
    • Ensure study participants and per diem staff get reimbursed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure adequate provisions are available for overnight studies
    • Communicate with the sponsor’s Site Monitors, Clinical Research Associates (CRAs), local or Central Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and local investigators.
    • Other related duties as assigned
  • Maintains cleanliness and order in all of the designated areas during the study.       Complies with Safety Committee policies and recommendations.
  • Develops and maintains proper skills that will allow for compliance with the protocol, federal regulatory requirements and internal SOP’s
  • Attends investigator meetings
  • Performs technical requirements of the study protocol, i.e., lab work processing), blood pressure, electrocardiograms, urine pregnancy testing, or any procedure necessary for the protocol as ordered by the investigator or specified by a protocol
  • Order supplies, maintain and ensure proper functioning of YSI machines
  • Performs continuous reviews of the inclusion and exclusion criteria for each patient during the screening period
  • Documents laboratory data and adverse reactions, presenting this information to an investigator in a timely manner, and immediately notifying investigators, the Institutional Review Board and sponsor of any serious adverse events
  • Assist in recruiting new per diem staff as needed. Ensure new per diem staff have proper required training prior to employment, and current per diem staff have up-to-date training.
  • Conduct regular meetings with all per diem staff regarding upcoming studies and any updates in required education
  • Establishes relationships with study participants, participates in patient education regarding the clinical trial process and providing specific trial information to the participant as well as conducting the informed consent process
  • Able to utilize web based applications such as Microsoft Office or other web based systems or a willingness to learn the applications
  • Assist other staff members as determined by the needs and priorities of the research organization and as time and abilities permit
  • Anticipate possible problems and resolutions with job responsibilities as these responsibilities apply to our mission statement
  • Communicate with the Principal Investigator regarding study subject recruitment efforts and the overall status of a trial(s)
  • Prepare study documentation in the event of a sponsor or FDA audit and assisting the auditor for the duration of the audit including correcting discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Assist in the training and development of support personnel

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills. Must be able to excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be self-sufficient, detail-oriented, and able to identify problems and solve them.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information and meet objectives in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and protocol guidelines.
  • Knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP.
  • Knowledge of accepted clinical research practices, including universal precautions, human subjects research protocols, and HIPAA requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems for word processing, electronic mail, data entry, and electronic data transfer.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to establish rapport and communicate with clients of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • Willing to travel to participants as needed for device troubleshooting and/or study supply distribution, and have a reliable vehicle for travel.

 

PREFERRED:

At least 2 years of experience in a clinical research setting; working knowledge of research methodology.

Experience with patient care a strong plus

Experience in Endocrinology and/or Diabetes a strong plus

CCRC certification a strong plus

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated professional competency in program coordination and clinical competency, preferably in diabetes management.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex correspondence relating to the Center, quality assurance reports, outcomes monitoring reports, and other legal/legislative/regulatory documents.
  • Ability to communicate information to external stakeholders and internal management.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients.
  • Ability to effectively present information to the Center’s management team, outside consultants, and public groups.
  • Ability to evaluate clinical competency of support Center staff.
  • Ability to assist study subjects with diabetes management and education.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate verbally in English. Ability to understand and speak Spanish helpful.
  • Ability to network and collaborate with physician practices and other health care organizations and agencies.
  • Will require ability to drive and meet with providers and community members in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
  • Requires the ability to speak, listen, develop, and communicate written materials.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical Research Assistants

HOURS OF WORK:

Work hours will need to be flexible to meet the project needs. Evening, weekend and overnight work may be required. Attendance at departmental meetings and weekly general staff meeting is expected. This is not a telecommuting position and consistent attendance is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

The ability to read and speak English clearly is mandatory. Spanish speaking skill is highly desirable.  The ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. The ability to communicate information to other employees as well as management in a clear and concise manner is essential.

REASONING ABILITY:

The ability to understand and carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form. The ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situation must be a proven ability. The ability to prioritize tasks and activities in a manner consistent with direction from supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The incumbent is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and climb stairs. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel equipment, paper, or files. The incumbent must be able to operate a computer keyboard as well as see a computer monitor display screen. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

This position requires the manual dexterity, skill level and adequate vision to perform phlebotomy, recording of data onto data sheets and entering data into a computer; and adequate hearing and verbal communication skills to conduct interviews (in person or on the telephone). Standing for extended periods of time as well as light lifting is necessary.  Substantial use of a computer.  Moderate use of the telephone.

The incumbent must be in sufficient overall health to report for work consistently and reliably and work through a standard day with appropriate breaks. Periodically, extended work hours and travel extending over several days are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment would be generally described as an office setting with clinical facilities adjacent to the primary work area and laboratory facilities on a different floor. The ability to move within all three of these areas may be required in the execution of the employee’s functional activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the illumination of the work area is primarily with fluorescent artificial lighting.

This position is associated with exposure to biohazardous materials and communicable disease requiring the use of universal precautions at all times as well as other conditions common to a medical clinic and research facility. Reliable transportation for local travel to off-site clinics will be required. Mileage costs will be reimbursed at the federal standard rate.

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements of the performance of the job. It is not a complete list of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply at https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/

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CLINICIAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR – Industry

The William Sansum Diabetes Center, (WSDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the William Sansum Diabetes Center, since its creation in 1944, has been to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Today, the Center has international recognition for research and innovation in the creation, development, and application of novel and effective smart technologies. Our focus has been on local Latino individuals who bear an excess of the burden of diabetes. The Center is committed to developing effective approaches to the education of clinicians, people with diabetes and their families and healthcare providers in partnership with community members, academic institutions, specialist diabetes centers and primary care colleagues

OVERVIEW We are looking for a team player to further our commitment to excellence and embrace our mission of changing the lives of people with diabetes. The Clinical Research Coordinator will report the Director of Research Operations and work closely with the lead CCRC to oversee study management including collaboration with a variety of research and study personnel, as well as study participants and their families.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Acts as a liaison between the Principal Investigator (PI), Institutional Review Board (IRB), other related departments, and study participants for study management.
  • Provides study information to physicians, nurses, and other designated study personnel.
  • Arranges in-service trainings as appropriate. Responsible for implementation, data management, and follow-up of clinical trials to assure data accuracy, study participant safety, confidentiality, protocol compliance, and regulatory compliance as required by the clinical trial protocol and the study sponsor.
  • Assists the CCRC in identifying eligible patients for studies and will assist the Principal Investigator and/or CCRC in the informed consent process. Depending on study, may perform informed consent process.
  • Coordinates all research activities of study participants, identifies lab work necessary for each study, and oversees study drug administration.
  • Monitors and reports adverse events according to IRB and protocol guidelines.
  • Submits required documentation to IRB including opening/closing of studies, informed consent documents, and amendments and renewals of study protocols.
  • Assists CCRC and Principal Investigator in identifying potential sponsors/studies.
  • Responsible for study drug/device accountability, including ordering study drugs/devices, distribution and/or administration of study drugs/devices, and when appropriate, maintaining study drug/device accountability records and returning unused study drug/device to sponsor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical or healthcare related field or Bachelor’s Degree in unrelated field with relevant research experience.
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified Research Coordinator (CRC), or Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) preferred
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • General office equipment and computer skills, including MS Office.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations and regulations governing human subjects in research. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the IRB process.
  • Working knowledge of scientific and medical concepts and terminology, and strong familiarity with biomedical research protocol.
  • Experience in executing multiple studies at any given time.

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated professional competency in program coordination and clinical competency, preferably in diabetes management.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex correspondence relating to the Center, quality assurance reports, outcomes monitoring reports, and other legal/legislative/regulatory documents.
  • Ability to communicate information to external stakeholders and internal management.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients.
  • Ability to effectively present information to the Center’s management team, outside consultants, and public groups.
  • Ability to evaluate clinical competency of support Center staff.
  • Ability to assist study subjects with diabetes management and education.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate verbally in English. Ability to understand and speak Spanish helpful.
  • Ability to network and collaborate with physician practices and other health care organizations and agencies.
  • Will require ability to drive and meet with providers and community members in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
  • Requires the ability to speak, listen, develop, and communicate written materials.

HOURS OF WORK:

Working hours vary, with flexibility required due to unexpected changes in schedule and/or depending on the study requirements and study schedule. Attendance at departmental meetings and staff meeting is expected. This is not a telecommuting position, although responsible accommodations may be considered.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment would be generally described as an office setting with clinical facilities adjacent to the primary work area and laboratory facilities on a different floor. The ability to move within all three of these areas may be required in the execution of the employee’s functional activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the illumination of the work area is primarily with fluorescent artificial lighting.

This position is associated with exposure to biohazardous materials and communicable disease requiring the use of universal precautions at all times as well as other conditions common to a medical clinic and research facility. Reliable transportation for local travel to off-site clinics will be required. Mileage costs will be reimbursed at the federal standard rate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The incumbent is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and climb stairs. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel equipment, paper, or files. The incumbent must be able to operate a computer keyboard as well as see a computer monitor display screen. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

This position requires the manual dexterity, skill level and adequate vision to perform phlebotomy, recording of data onto data sheets and entering data into a computer; and adequate hearing and verbal communication skills to conduct interviews (in person or on the telephone). Standing for extended periods of time as well as light lifting is necessary.  Substantial use of a computer.  Moderate use of the telephone.

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements of the performance of the job. It is not a complete list of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply at https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/

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CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER

In close collaboration with the Principal Investigator on various studies, incumbent will serve as a Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner. This is an Independent Contractor Position and will be responsible for acting as a sub-investigator during in-clinic research activities at William Sansum Diabetes Center (WSDC) that require a physician or advanced practice medical provider.  This position will fulfill the following specific functions:

Work with the principal investigator or other sub-investigator for clinical research conducted by the Clinical Research Department.

Assist with the implementation of research protocols.

Assure compliance with the protocol requirements as mandated by the sponsor, our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), local and/or central Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Complete the mandated physical examinations and complete the review of systems/past medical history forms for patients participating in research activities. Coordinate with PI as needed to ensure adequate coverage of this function.

Be on-call as needed for Clinical Research patients. Coordinate with PI as needed to ensure adequate coverage of this function.

Render the care necessary for appropriate management of the aforementioned patients maintaining patient safety foremost.

Maintain ongoing communication with the referring primary physicians for the research patients as deemed appropriate for the on-going care rendered by that physician.

Address any medical concerns raised by the sponsor, IRB or the FDA that relate to a specific clinical trial.

Be available to any questions during monitor visits.

Final interpretation of ECGs and laboratory values on the research patients with a signature to verify compliance.

Review the Serious Adverse Events (SAE) within 24 hours and any other reports for the sponsor, IRB and the FDA to verify accuracy.

Complete source documents, complete or review completed case report forms (CRFs) and to sign off the completion form if the Primary Investigator is unable to complete this task.

Continuing education on the roles and responsibilities of a research sub-investigator as well as any further or repeat training required by the sponsor, IRB or the FDA.

Provide direct patient care as an FNP, nutritionist and diabetes educator.

Collaborate with the education department on an ad hoc basis

Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None, however the sub-investigator may direct research staff in medical decision making during the research activities.

SUPERVISOR:

Research Physician

QUALIFICATIONS:

The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Appropriate training will be provided where necessary, and specific assistance in refreshing the incumbent in those areas where appropriate. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge and skills required of licensed nurse practitioners in the State of California

Trained in Human Subjects Research.

Basic knowledge of computer systems for word processing, electronic mail, data entry, and electronic data transfer.

Excellent communication skills both oral and written

Ability to work independently and with careful attention to detail.

Must be able to establish rapport and communicate with staff and clients of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Licensed Nurse Practitioner in the State of California, preferably with experience in diabetes. Interest in and experience with computer technology highly desirable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: The ability to read and speak English clearly is mandatory. The ability to interpret documents such as research protocols, safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. The ability to communicate information to other employees as well as management in a clear and concise manner is essential. Ability to speak Spanish desirable but not required.

REASONING ABILITY: The ability to participate fully in an active clinical research department, prioritize tasks, delegate appropriately and supervise staff as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The incumbent is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and climb stairs. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel equipment, paper, or files. The incumbent must be able to operate a computer keyboard as well as see a computer monitor display screen. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

This job requires the manual dexterity, skill level and adequate vision to perform physical examinations, phlebotomy, record data onto data sheets, and enter data into a computer; adequate hearing and verbal communication skills to conduct interviews (in person or on the telephone). Standing for extended periods of time as well as light lifting is necessary. Moderate use of a computer and telephone.

The incumbent must be in sufficient overall health to report for work consistently and reliably and work through a standard day with appropriate breaks. Periodically, extended work hours and travel extending over several days are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work will be primarily conducted at WSDC. The primary work environment would be generally described as a laboratory setting with and offices and a clinic on a different floor. The ability to move within all three of these areas may be required in the execution of the employee’s functional activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low and the illumination of the work area is primarily with fluorescent artificial lighting.

This position is associated with exposure to biohazardous materials and communicable disease requiring the use of universal precautions at all times as well as other conditions common to a medical clinic and research facility.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply at https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/

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Registered Nurse

We are seeking a  part-time Registered Nurse to support various Clinical Research studies.

  • In close collaboration with the Principal Investigator, incumbent will serve as a  part-time Registered Nurse on various studies.
  • This position will fulfill the following specific functions:
  • Work with the principal investigator or other co-investigator for clinical research conducted by the Clinical Research Department
  • Assure compliance with the protocol requirements as mandated by the sponsor, our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), local and/or central Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Draw blood
  • Insert IV’s.
  • Complete source documents,  and sign off the completion form
  • Other duties as assigned

Training:

The RN will be expected to attend a training session by each sponsor of the study they are working on.  In addition they will need to complete our GCP training and take a quiz.

This position is a long-term temporary part-time position with extremely variable hours.  Shifts will become available as studies come up.  This is perfect for someone with an existing full or part-time job who is looking to pick up a few extra shifts over the next several months.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply to  https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/


 


 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Summer Internship Program in the Biologic/Medical Sciences

The William Sansum Diabetes Center’s Summer Internship Program, funded by the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation, has a primary focus on diabetes mellitus, but interns learn about and are involved in a wide variety of clinical research and medically oriented activities. Providing insight into both clinical and academic medicine as well as medical research, this internship program offers a comprehensive learning experience for upper-class undergraduate students or recent college graduates interested in a biomedical or medical career.

Interns spend six to eight weeks (the dates of the program vary from year to year) at The Center. Interns (1) shadow The Center and community physicians practicing in various fields of medicine, (2) work on an assigned project contributing to the research or community outreach goals of The Center, (3) attend research program presentations by staff and visiting scientists, and (4) learn to critically review pertinent literature. There are weekly education sessions on diabetes mellitus and its treatment and complications. Interns receive instruction in many aspects of clinical research including writing, analyzing and presenting research results. Students with an interest or goal of a medical research or clinical career are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will have completed at least two years of college, preferably in a biomedical or pre-medical major. The ability to speak Spanish is helpful, but not required. Interns are responsible for housing and travel expenses. The post-mark or electronic-receipt deadline for submission of an application, including letters of recommendation, is April 1st, 2017.

UC Davis graduate – “My experience as a summer intern was invaluable. My knowledge in diabetes research, care and treatment expanded in leaps and bounds.”

Stanford sophomore – “My internship allowed me to learn from some of the top scientists in the field of diabetes research.”

The 2017 Summer Internship Application is now open.

Please apply at  https://sansum.bamboohr.com/jobs/


 

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Posted February 11, 2013