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Nurse Clinician

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Nurse Clinician

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

40833:CCTS Clinical Research Dev & Ops Center

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Registered Nurse (RN)

Physical Requirements:

Light lifting up to 10 lbs. Perform clinical research procedures with research participants in a clinical setting.


Varied shift: Monday-Friday, may be Monday-Friday, between 6:30 am to 7:00 pm, may be 3 days/week, 12 hours/day plus 4 hours on additional day OR 8 hrs/day for a week. Scheduled hours are dependent on unit census and will vary week to week.

Job Summary:

Join our vibrant team at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and become part of an innovative community dedicated to advancing healthcare and research excellence. We are currently seeking a dynamic Nurse Clinician to join our fast-paced research center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Since its inception in 2006, the CCTS has invested millions of dollars into research and trainee support at the University of Kentucky through its commitment to funding innovative, early-stage translational research. The CCTS supports campus research professionals with achieving their goals to improve the health of our communities and populations. As a Nurse Clinician, you will play a pivotal role in conducting medical clinical research within our Clinical Services Core, contributing to transformative discoveries and the elimination of health disparities. Our vision is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment that guides and transforms our approaches to healthcare, education, research and community partnerships. We believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating health disparities and translating the best evidence to the community.

Why choose Lexington, Kentucky? Nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass region, Lexington offers a unique blend of urban amenities and picturesque landscapes. From its thriving arts scene to its renowned culinary delights, Lexington provides an exceptional quality of life. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and close-knit community feel, Lexington is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work.

Moreover, the University of Kentucky offers exceptional benefits to its faculty and staff. Enjoy competitive health, dental, and vision coverage, along with tuition benefits for classes at UK. Plus, take advantage of our 200 percent match on eligible retirement contributions, demonstrating our commitment to your financial well-being. It’s no wonder UK has been recognized as a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education for five consecutive years and ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers in 2023.

As a Nurse Clinician at CCTS, you will have the opportunity to thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and rigor. Your contributions will directly impact our mission of translating the best evidence to the community and improving health outcomes for all.

Responsibilities for this position include managing participant visits in various settings while ensuring compliance with your scope of practice, nursing standards, research protocols and regulatory requirements. Your expertise in good clinical practice will be vital as you collect, record, and maintain data using cutting-edge technology.

We are seeking candidates with excellent technical skills who can thrive in a dynamic environment, prioritize workload effectively, and demonstrate flexibility and initiative. This position requires a motivated team player who demonstrates excellent communication, flexibility, initiative, professional judgement, critical thinking, and discretion. The CCTS is committed to diversifying our staff and faculty. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a forward-thinking team, make a meaningful impact, and enjoy the unparalleled benefits of living and working in Lexington, Kentucky. Apply now and be part of our journey towards a healthier future.

The University of Kentucky is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), pregnancy, marital or veteran status, uniformed service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political ideology, social or economic status, whether a person is a smoker or nonsmoker as long as the person complies with University policy concerning smoking or membership in any other legally protected class. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to Eileen Zahn,, CCTS HR Manager.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Knowledge of clinical research and regulatory requirements related to human subjects research. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required. Computer MS Windows, and Office.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

BSN, 2 years experience in research or related field

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.


The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.


As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit


In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information:

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