Human Research Protections Office Coordinator

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Job Description

We are hiring a Coordinator in our

Human Research Protections Office!


The Human Research Protections Coordinator is responsible for pre-review and post-review of all submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that IRB members have all the requisite information to review human subject research. This position serves as an intermediary for communication between the board, researchers and other involved institutions. Responsible for minutes, timelines, follow up, reporting and performing other related duties as assigned. This position reports directly to the Director of the Human Subjects Research Protection Office.


Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000
Exempt: Yes
Work Schedule: Weekday Schedule Monday-Friday 

Location:  Remote Eligible

  • Bachelors degree preferred in a health related field.
  • In lieu of a degree, 2-3 years experience in research coordination, Human Research Protection or related field


Essential: * High School Diploma or GED

*Responsible for day-to-day operations the Human Research Protection Office, including:
*Develop, manage, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures that ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations governing research. This includes monitoring changes in regulations and policies that relate to human research protection and overseeing the administration of the IRB

*Submit, implement, and maintain an approved FWA through the IO and the OHRP.

*Manage the finances of the PHS IRB

*Serve as the primary contact at PHS for the OHRP, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal regulatory agencies. Participate/support any regulatory inspections from these organizations.

*Respond to questions regarding the protection of human subjects.

*Develop and implement needed improvements and ensure follow-up of actions, as appropriate, for the purpose of managing risk in the research program

*Develop training requirements as necessary for investigators, and IRB members, research staff. Ensure that training is completed on a timely basis.

*Reviews all submissions to the IRB, including informed consent, to determine completeness and consistency with federal guidelines and institutional requirements

*Coordinates monthly IRB meetings and provides support to the IRB Chair and members. Records the decision making process of the IRB in official minutes, capturing and documenting summarization of any controverted issues and their resolution, clearness about the actions of the IRB and exactly what the IRB approved, clear specification of any modifications required to obtain approval, degree of risk, specific required determinations, members present at the meeting, members entering and leaving the meeting, alternate members attending and for whom they are substituting, votes on actions, names of IRB members who abstain, names of IRB members who absent themselves due to conflict of interest, attendance at the meeting for each action, basis for IRB requiring change in research, basis for disapproval of research, the rationale for significant or non-significant risk determinations, approval periods, and other regulatory requirements.

*Interfaces with other relevant departments and other institutions, including problem-solving at institutional levels in addition to the individual investigator level.

*Maintain HRPO/IRB website.

*Performs other functions as required.

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Why work at Presbyterian?

As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.

Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.

About New Mexico

New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.

Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.


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