At Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. At RUMC we are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies?
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Job Summary: An early to mid-career research nurse who, as part of a research team, will provide clinical care within the context of a clinical research study. Under direction of the PI, assists with subject recruitment, eligibility, informed consent and protocol adherence. Monitors research participants for changes in health status, including monitoring toxicities, assessing clinical response and providing exemplary patient care while ensuring the protocol is conducted in a high-quality manner. Updates clinical staff regarding patient's study medications or changes in status. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and ICARE values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
RELATIONSHIPS AND CARING -
Provides nursing care to patients participating in clinical research studies.
Implements nursing plan of care in connection with study protocol.
Utilizes clinical assessments to ensure patients receive follow-up care as needed.
Communicates research-related information to patients, families, nursing and medical staff as necessary.
Communicates participant health status changes to PI and clinical care staff.
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE -
Performs subject assessment, administers medication, and provides nursing support to perform diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures.
Schedules visits and ensures study related orders are completed for the visit. Including providing patient education regarding tests and/or procedures.
May enter study related data into appropriate databases.
May collect, process and ship potentially biohazardous specimens.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE -
Maintains current knowledge of disease/disorder specific conditions and clinical research trends.
Attends and participates in study specific training, conferences, and education.
Adhere to attributable, eligible, contemporaneous, original and accurate (ALCOA) documentation standards.
CRITICAL THINKING -
Assesses subject eligibility for inclusion in research protocols, e.g., pre-screening, screening and enrollment.
May obtain informed consent and document according to institutional policy.
Ensures study team is kept up-to-date on the protocol and safety reports received from the study sponsor.
Maintains written and verbal communications on regular schedule with PI and other assigned contacts.
May prepare for, participate in routine monitoring visits, audits, etc.
Collaborates with PI, sponsor, medical monitor, compliance, staff, Office of Research Affairs and manager to identify and improve routine processes as it relates to the regulatory and operational aspects of a research study.
Implements, and communicates process and procedures for data quality assurance and safety monitoring.
Accountable to PI for protocol adherence. Helps to ensure research team is performing activities within established protocols.
May provide training to members of the study team and departmental clinical staff related to study protocols, policies and procedures.
Required Job Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
Current IL RN license.
Basic Life Support certification for Healthcare Professionals.
Two years of clinical nursing practice experience within the last two years.
Able to demonstrate introductory knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and/or Good Documentation Practices, human subjects protections, institutional, local, state and federal guidelines and regulations related to clinical research with probationary period.
Ability to communicate complex clinical and regulatory concepts in layperson language.
Ability to build rapport with diverse patients and peers.
Demonstrated problem-solving, critical decision makings and professional judgment.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work successfully both independently and in team settings.
Flexible work hours and travel may be required.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Two years of experience in clinical research as appropriate to study population.
Clinical specialty certification as appropriate to study population.
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