The RN-Clinical Research Nurse in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Thoracic Medicine and Surgery (TMS) Department will be responsible for the day to day activities surrounding clinical research studies, and will ensure compliance with federal, state and university regulations. The incumbent will work with investigators on multiple active protocols and will interact closely with the sponsors from qualification visits to close-out visits.
Primary responsibilities include: performing nursing assessments and procedures; participating in the review and preparation of protocols for clinical trials; recruiting and enrolling study subjects, and coordinating visits; obtaining informed consent; scheduling patient admissions related to study procedures; serving as a patient advocate, and educating and counseling patients and families; ensuring that clinical trials are followed by clinical research staff; monitoring patient care, and assessing patient status and treatment side effects; maintaining regulatory documentation and managing IRB submissions and follow-ups; and overseeing data collection and management in accordance with trial protocol. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with budget preparation and tracking of expenditures. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Professional licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of PA, with previous research experience in a research and/or clinical trials setting.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Ability to apply scientific principles to problem solving, planning, as well as providing and evaluating nursing care.
Working knowledge of computer applications including MS Office.
Ability to work independently and as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
Proven organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail.
Ability to travel to other off-site clinical sites.
Ability to work overtime and nights/weekends/early mornings, as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Experience in a critical care setting.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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