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

University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes has an opening for a 1.0 FTE position open for an RN or CDE to work within the CU Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Trial Program. The candidate will be working both at the Anschutz Medical campus and Denver VA Medical Center.

This position will, under the supervision of the Clinical Research Manager/ PI, be responsible for the care of patients while receiving treatment on a clinical trial or patient registry in the Division of Endocrinology. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are required, as is the ability to collaborate with various professional and technical personnel. Knowledge of current literature and a commitment to continued learning are also required. An important goal is to assure that communication among the research and clinical staff is seamless and easily facilitated by the clinical operation.

Provides direct care to the patient enrolled on a clinical trial or patient registry in collaboration with the physician(s)

• Performs and records the patient history discusses findings with the physician or PA/NP.

• Utilizes advanced clinical knowledge to identify, prevent, or solve complex and /or recurring patient care problems.

• Maintains comprehensive knowledge of all protocols carried out by the collaborating physicians.

• Assist in study enrollment by carrying out pre-study evaluations and providing source documentation of the patient's eligibility

• Responsible for evaluation and follow-up care of patients participating in clinical trials or registries in the Division of Endocrinology.

• Collaborates with physician to document adverse effects, toxicity grading, clinical management, and outcome.

• Monitor test results to ensure patient safety and compliance with alterations as needed in the plan

• Performs medically delegated protocol specific procedures of patient care as agreed upon by medical administrators and nursing according to practice guidelines. These may include serum and blood collection, urine collection, buccal swabs, or other similar activities.

• Explains proposed protocol treatments to other study staff and assists staff in patient education

• Assists the principal investigator in the process of assuring adequate informed consent and obtaining written consent for treatment.

• Documents clinical study and therapy in patient's chart and all other databases as required.

• Communicates with referring/affiliated physicians/providers to ensure documentation of clinical findings throughout the clinical trial.

• Maintains and practices in accord with practitioner guidelines per state and hospital regulations.

Monitors patient outcomes with relevance to the clinical trial, patient registry, and standards of oncology nursing care.

• Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate pertinent changes in practice and delivery of complex clinical trials.

• Facilitates patient movement through the system and course of treatment in collaboration with the appropriate research staff. Provides efficient use of resources through interdepartmental collaboration.

Provides consultation to both research staff and physicians

• Serves as a resource to research staff for the care of the complex clinical trial patient.

• Serves on appropriate intra and interdepartmental committees and work groups that support ongoing work of complex clinical trials.

• Assists in educating the research staff regarding complex clinical trials.

Supports research efforts to advance knowledge and to promote research-based practice.

• Collaborates with attending physicians to identify and recruit patients eligible for clinical trials

• Reports and works up toxicity and adverse events of patients on clinical trials appropriately

• Evaluates own practice and program effectiveness.

• Collaborates with the PI to identify and resolve system wide factors that challenge intended delivery of care.

• Interprets current research findings for adaptation into nursing practice when applicable

• Participates with staff in independent research endeavors such as promoting companion studies that relate to symptom management or quality of life.

Responsible for professional growth and maintenance of required credentials.

• Maintains the standards and educational requirements specific to the position and licensure.

• Maintains the standards and education requirements specific to clinical research

• Identifies own learning needs and goals on an ongoing basis.

• Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation on committees and task forces related to complex clinical trials and patient registries.

• Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current oncology practice/research.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at, refer to job posting 02988

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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 Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Requirements: Experience, Education, Licensure:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, B.S.N. preferred OR
  • BA/BS degree and Certified Diabetes Educator

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to actively problem-solve, employing proactive, positive action steps
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to work semi-autonomously; ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities; attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with all software in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with the Internet and conducting Internet searches
  • Knowledge of common medical and pharmaceutical terminology
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence
  • Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years related experience
  • Prior clinical research experience
  • Knowledge of the research process, e.g., research protocols, surveys
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPAA and Regulatory requirements for health care research

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

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: 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 Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20184 - SOM-MED-Endocrinology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sabrina Ferguson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00721897


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