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Clinical Research Nurse 2 - Gastroenterology
Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)
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At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research at Rush?
If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Clinical Research Nurse 2 position in the Department of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center !
Position Highlights :
The Clinical Research Nurse II conducts clinical research studies and potentially helps to develop studies and projects. The Clinical Research Nurse II is responsible for subject recruitment, eligibility, enrollment, informed consent, retention, education, and protocol adherence. Clinical responsibilities include monitoring toxicities, assessing clinical response, and providing exemplary patient care while ensuring the protocol is conducted in a high quality manner.
The Clinical Research Nurse II conducts clinical research in compliance with Rush, State, and Federal guidelines. In addition, the Clinical Research Nurse II communicates research-related information to patients, families, nursing, and medical staff as necessary. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities :
+ Adheres to the policies, procedures, and guidelines instituted by Office of Research Affairs and the Office of Research Compliance.
+ Coordinates clinical research studies conducted by Principal Investigator(s) including, but not limited to grant-funded research, externally sponsored clinical research, and investigator-initiated clinical research conducted on site at Rush or its affiliated sites.
+ Creates standard research orders.
+ Manage budgets and funds.
+ Works with PI's to maintain feasability of research studies.
+ Implements complex protocols, manages multiple trials, and provides care to acute and complex patient populations.
+ May be required to provide oversight, training, and coaching to junior staff, research coordinators, regulatory coordinators, students, volunteers, residents, and fellows through quality assurance activities.
+ Assists in assessing the competency of Clinical Research staff and developing skills/knowledge gaps.
+ Assists in planning new protocols and associated implementation of the same.
+ Independently provides nursing care.
+ Updates the Clinical Research Administration Division as necessary.
+ Proactively identifies process improvement activities to streamline workflows to ensure the integrity of the research process related to studies.
+ Proactively identifies potential issues and/or variances and communicates proposed resolutions.
+ Creates standard research orders.
+ Evaluates and assesses subject eligibility for inclusion in research protocols (pre-screening, screening, and enrollment).
+ Obtains informed consent and HIPAA Authorization and documents according to institutional policy.
+ Performs subject evaluations, administers medication, and provides nursing support to perform diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures.
+ Develops and implements procedures for data quality assurance.
+ Serves as the accountable team member for protocol adherence.
+ Ensures study team members are performing activities within the established research protocol (as outlined in the Delegation of Authority Log).
+ Maintains communications (both written and verbal) on a regular schedule with the Investigator and/or the assigned contact.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications Include :
+ Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure.
+ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree required, Master's degree preferred.
+ A minimum of five years of clinical research experience in a research setting required.
+ A minimum of seven years of clinical nursing experience required.
+ GI experience preferred.
+ Team lead experience highly preferred.
+ Certification as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), or Certified IRB Professionals (CIP) is required.
+ Utilizes professional judgment and critical decision making skills required to plan for and provide care to research subjects and/or patients.
+ Ability to commu
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