Clinical Research Center Nurse
Hyde Park Campus
2010014 BSD - CTSA
About the Unit
The University of Chicago was awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to provide resources to basic, clinical, and translational scientists through new professional interactions, program and research projects, and through the elimination of barriers within research. The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) is the administrative unit for UChicago's CTSA program, and it works with more than 60 institutions across the country as part of the CTSA consortium to advance medicine in innovative ways and transform research results into improved clinical practice. The ITM operates across divisional, departmental, and professional school lines to generate new research methods, technologies, and molecular target discovery. It also works with its affiliates at Rush University Medical Center, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and NorthShore University HealthSystem, along with strategic Chicagoland partner organizations and community members to convert biomedical research into health improvement and to raise public awareness both about the research being done and the importance of participation in clinical trials.
- Reporting directly to the Clinical Research Center Manager, the Clinical Research Center (CRC) Nurse participates in a variety of clinical research projects/studies involving various study designs and procedures for participants, including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, single and multi-centered trials, and observational, registry and phenotypical studies, designed, implemented, and coordinated in the CRC.
- Participates in established and future research programs.
- Trains, participates in trial related activity, and cares for participants enrolled into research protocols. Research participants may include pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.
- Follows GCP, professional nursing practice standards and patient-centered care principles in all interactions with research participants.
- Evaluates all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease. Reports adverse drug reactions to the PI.
- Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research
- Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques
- Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Ability to read documents or instruments
- Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions
- Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations
- Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles
- Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments
- Strong phlebotomy and venous access (IV) skills strongly preferred
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Advanced degree in Nursing preferred
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois from the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX)
- Certification as a Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA) or a Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP) is preferred. Applicants without this certification will be required to obtain it within six months of employment.
- BLS and PLS certification
- At least two years of experience as a nurse in clinical research coordination/management is preferred
- Direct contact with research participants in a clinical care setting
- Exposure to biological fluids and samples
- Exposure to infectious material
- Standard office environment as well
Depends on Qualification
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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