The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Senior Research Nurse. This position will be responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of clinical trials research conducted by WVU Cancer Institute faculty at West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Protocol Compliance: Facilitates compliance with the requirements of the research protocol and good clinical research practice while remaining cognizant of the needs of diverse patient populations.
Clinical Trials-Related Communication: Utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of clinical trials.
Informed Consent Process: Demonstrates leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing clinical trial informed consent discussions.
Management of Clinical Trial Patients: Involves a variety of resources and strategies to manage the care of patients participating in clinical trials, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures, assessments, and reporting requirements as well as management of symptoms.
Documentation: Provides leadership to the research team in ensuring collection of source data and completion of documentation that validate the integrity of the conduct of the clinical trial.
Patient Recruitment: Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations.
Ethical Issues: Demonstrates leadership in ensuring adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of clinical trials in order to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.
Financial Implications: Identifies the financial variables that affect research and supports good financial stewardship in clinical trials.
Professional Development: Takes responsibility for identifying his or her ongoing professional development needs and seeks resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing, disease specialized (i.e. oncology nursing society), or research organizations.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of nursing (BSN, RN);
Six (6) years of nursing experience, including clinical research experience;
Two (2) year's of experience in critical care and/or oncology nursing;
One (1) year of lead, supervisory or program management experience;
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced knowledge of clinical trials research
Knowledge of patient care - information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities.
Treatment design, administration and modification.
Counseling and education
Data collection, validation, entry, analysis, and reporting.
Ability to supervise and lead other members of the unit.
Skilled at communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources