Clinical Research Nurse

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Posting NumberS05291PWorking TitleClinical Research NurseDepartmentVPR-Clinical Transl Rsch UnitAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday 8-5, with occasional evenings or weekends.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date10/13/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/09/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleNursing ProfessionalFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

Clinical research nurse position is anticipated to last 1-2 years in support of SPARTA project. Position is expected to work in a dual role as a study coordinator and research nurse. This position will be responsible for recruiting, screening and scheduling study participants, as well as conducting study visits, which include consenting subjects, biological sample collection for COVID-19 testing, and collecting, entering and coordinating study data. This position is expected to primarily serve study sites in Athens outside the CTRU in support of the SPARTA project, and will likely include daily travel. Will be expected to work with team of clinical research nurses and phlebotomists, as well as research coordinators, to conduct clinical research trials, studies and projects through the Clinical and Translational Research Unit. Conduct of study visits includes following established protocol orders, collecting and recording data, consenting, phlebotomy, patient evaluations, administering medications and research instruments, and performing specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as required by the study protocol. Perform related responsibilities as assigned. Assists with providing input to improve safety of participants or improve data collection. This individual will also help develop processes and work flows to facilitate investigator- and industry-initiated clinical trials. Responsibilities for conducting research, assuring protocol compliance for all patients, and providing clinical expertise are expected. This position includes work at off-campus locations within Athens and throughout the state. Employees may work with, take specific precautions against, and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. Employees are willing to take and maintain human subjects research training certification in order to carry out research studies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling lifting up to 20 lbs and carrying up to 20 lbs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Research visit related duties:
Conduct study visit procedures per protocol. This may include completing informed consent process, conducting procedures such as administering medications or questionnaires, performing phlebotomy or collection of other biological samples, inserting IVs and performing other medical procedures as required by the study, ensuring participant safety and care while conducting the study procedures, collecting data, reporting and managing subject study data. Will ensure the safe and precise conduct of each study, compliance with study protocols, data quality and maintenance of meticulous study records.

Percentage of time70Duties/Responsibilities

Recruiting related duties:
As needed, perform recruitment-related duties such as discussing the study with potential participants, screening potential participants for protocol eligibility, scheduling study visits, sending visit-related emails to participants, and following up with participants.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Clinical duties:
Provide basic patient care and treatment per protocol or as requested by investigator/physician; ensure Good Clinical Practices. Explain diagnostic procedures and method of research treatment. Identify and suggest quality improvement measures.

Percentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

Administrative/Operational Duties:
Assist in maintaining inventory of supplies needed for studies/trials as well as other unit logs and inventories. Assist in preparing for study visits, such as labeling specimen containers and organizing materials. Provide assistance in training other professional and technical staff. Perform other duties as assigned.

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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 10/29/2020
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