Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-02-18
The Division of Endocrinology is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator.
The incumbent is responsible for coordination of complex and comprehensive trials for endocrinology research. These trials may expand across multiple disciplines (i.e. interventional radiology, gastroenterology etc, etc.), both in and outpatient settings, and may include all phases of trials, including many investigator initiated studies influencing therapeutic drug development. Coordination includes screening and accrual of patients, coordinating and staffing study visit according to protocol, administering treatments as appropriate, and collecting and documenting patient information pertinent to the trial in the patient's electronic medical record as well as in the clinical research files and on study days coordinates the visit of the patient to ensure protocol compliance. The employee serves as a resource for nursing (outpatient, inpatient,), medical staff and other clinical research staff This position reports to the PI of the research program.
Please attach your CV, Cover letter and contact for three references to your application.
Clinical Research Coordinators, Licensed, work closely with study subjects and other research staff and are involved in most steps of the research trial process. They perform some patient related care and assessments within the scope of their licensure. They work independently and have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of the clinical trial. They are focused on the long term goals of clinical research trial and process.
- Recruit, screen, and enroll study participants who meet research criteria. Collect basic information through scripted interviews and answer general questions.
- Obtain informed consent from study participants and maintain telephone and in-person contact. Notify Principal Investigator and supervisor of subject status.
- Collect subject data, enter and analyze data, and compile reports, adhering to proper research protocols. Prepare documentation, reports, graphs, and other materials. Keep appropriate logs, track participants, and prepare study materials.
- Process, prepare and ship laboratory specimens.
- Submit study protocols and amendments, consent forms, and recruiting materials to the Institutional Review Board and department for approval with oversight from supervisor.
- Obtain medical histories and conduct medical assessments of clinical trial subjects, including symptom management with appropriate referral. Create treatment plans and serve as an information resource for trial subjects.
- Perform physical exams, including assessing vital signs and administering prescribed medications.
- Conduct adverse event assessment and provide recommendations to Principal Investigator or physicians.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Qualified applicant must have an Associate's degree in Nursing or higher and demonstrate adequate clinical research experience. RN License is required. Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification preferred. Knowledge of regulatory aspects i.e. submissions of protocols to IRB, FDA required. Experience with investigator initiated federally funded studies preferred.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.