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Duke University’s Department of Dermatology has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator.
100% Grant Funded
This position will work in the Dermatology Clinical Trial Unit on outpatient trials and addresses various dermatological conditions with investigational products that can be IV, SubQ, topical, or oral. Location will be at Duke South Clinics as well as Duke Dermatology South Durham and Patterson Place. Clinical responsibilities include ambulatory medication administration and adult medication. Phlebotomy skills are preferred and this role may train or oversee others in various processes.
Recognizes when typical agreements (MTAs, CDAs, DUAs, DTAs, etc.) are necessary and alerts appropriate parties. Knowledgeable in regulatory and institutional policies and processes; applies appropriately in study documentation, protocol submissions, and SOPs. Is responsible for all aspects of managing and documenting Investigational Product (IP); including arrival, storage, tracking, and provision to research participants.
Serves as the primary liaison with sponsors, IDS, and other parties as necessary. Follows protocol schema for randomization and blinding/unblinding. Prepares for and provides support for study monitoring and audit visits, including support for the reviewer. Addresses and corrects findings. Maintains participant level documentation for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural and interventional studies) and/or require access to the Duke EHR.
Employs strategies to maintain retention rates. Evaluates processes to identify problems with retention. Employs and may develop strategies to maintain recruitment rates and evaluate processes to identify problems. Escalates issues. Screens participants for complex studies (e.g., procedural and interventional studies). Follows SOPs. Independently employs simple procedures for collecting, preparing, processing, shipping, and maintaining inventory of specimens.
Maintains study level documentation for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural and interventional studies). Conducts and plans for complex study visits. May train staff. Participates in study team meetings.
Identifies all AEs, and determines whether or not they are reportable. Collaborates with the PI to determine AE attributes, including relatedness to study. Conducts and documents consent for participants for all types of studies, including those that are complex in nature and/or require any orders in Maestro Care.
Assists with the development of consent plans and documents for participants. Develops and submits documentation and information for IRB review. Communicates with the IRB staff and reviewers and handles issues appropriately. Prepares and submits documents needed for regulatory and safety reporting to sponsors and other agencies.
Enters and collects basic data for research studies. May score scripted or validated tests and measures. Independently corrects and documents incomplete, inaccurate or missing data for non-complex studies.
Follows SOPs for quality assurance. Runs summaries and reports on existing data. Follows required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance. In addition, recognizes and reports security of physical and electronic data vulnerabilities. Learns and uses new technology when required.
Demonstrates a basic understanding of the elements of research study designs. Study and Site Management: Prepares for, coordinates, and actively participates in site visits. Communicates effectively with sponsors and/or CROs. Uses clinical research management system and its reports to manage research participants' activities, calendars, tracking/marking financial milestones, and all aspects of study visits.
Uses required EMR functionalities to manage participants and study visits. . Records basic protocol information in clinical research management system. For studies with complex supplies or equipment, ensures that there are ample supplies and that equipment is in good working order. May forecast staffing needs. Ensures that studies are conducted in compliance with institutional requirements and other policies. Follows protocol-specific systems and process flows. Prepares studies for closeout and document storage.
Proactively seeks opportunities to add relevant skills and certifications to own portfolio. Keeps current with research updates by attending key external departmental meetings (i.e. Research Wednesday, RPN, additional training, etc.).
Navigates processes and people involved in Duke clinical research, demonstrates the organizational awareness, and has the interpersonal skills necessary to get work done efficiently. Demonstrates resilience and is adaptive to change. Communicates effectively with others, regardless of reporting relationship, to accomplish shared work objectives.
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associates Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelors degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date. Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Maintain compliance with required hospital and unit specific training competencies as well as an active RN status with the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).
Twelve months of appropriate clinical nursing experience is required.
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