Professional Research Assistant - RN Coordinator

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Division of Hematology, Blood Cancer and BMT Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has an opening for a full-time RN Coordinator to join our Hematology Clinical Trials Unit (HCTU). This position is responsible for the implementation and coordination of clinical trials conducted by faculty members at the University of Colorado Denver.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Obtains medical history and current medications, reviews protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria, and confirms eligibility of subject. Ensures that the informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented and filed as required.
  • Interviews prospective subjects for multiple clinical studies. Familiarizes potential subjects with the details of the study through phone contacts and personal interviews.
  • Schedules subject participation in research, coordinating availability of necessary space, and clinical support (including but not limited to physician, nurse practitioner, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy). Is familiar with all records required for each study, reviews records after each visit for completeness and accuracy
  • Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required Case Report Forms (CRFs) and into the Clinical Trials database, as needed, in an accurate and timely fashion. Maintains patient clinical research files.
  • Reports adverse events and serious events to appropriate parties; e.g. Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, FDA, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator.
  • Serves as a contact person for ongoing clinical research studies. Schedules monitoring visits and meets with representatives from sponsoring pharmaceutical firms or in-house staff for initial orientation to studies and for review of study records.
  • Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served.
  • Participates in DSMC audits.
  • Assures adherence to all research standards as set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), UCH, University of Colorado Denver (UCD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other pertinent regulatory agencies.
Patient Care Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with hospital staff to ensure tests and procedures required by clinical protocols are performed and documented. These include, but are not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen processing, EKG's, drug administration, and protocol specific tests and procedures.
  • May be called upon to perform the following specific tests and procedures:
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature measurements
    • Phlebotomy (direct venipuncture)
    • Specimen processing and shipping

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Mimimum Qualifications:

  • Education: BS or BA in any field
  • Current RN License
  • Any equivalent combination of Education or Experience (i.e. Associates Degree plus 2 years' clinical and/or research experience or 4 years of relevant work experience.) as designated by the Dean or Dean's designee.


  • Any equivalent combination of Education or Experience (i.e. Associates Degree plus 2 years' clinical and/or research experience or 4 years of relevant work experience.) as designated by the Dean or Dean's designee.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task.
  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to interpret and master complex protocol information.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Prior research experience
  • Clinical or research experience in oncology

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 3666

When applying at CU Careers, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current CV/resume
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20164 - SOM-MED-BoneMarrow Transplant

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 29, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lynette Brandon

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00050359


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