Clinical Research Nurse Consultant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Oct 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Peds-Genetics and Metabolism-412010
Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 09/19/2023
Application Deadline 10/03/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Nurse Consultant - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN13
Working Title Clinical Research Nurse Consultant
Position Number 20059529
Vacancy ID P018169
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $63,970 - $77,000
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
This position will serve as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator within the Dr. Joseph Muenzer MPS Research & Treatment Center (Muenzer MPS Center). The Muenzer MPS Center is focused on improving the outcomes of individuals with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) and their families and developing new treatments. The Muenzer MPS Center team is dedicated to developing new avenues of treatment for children and adults with MPS, a group of ultra rare genetic disorders, including clinical trials to test new forms of intravenous enzyme replacement therapy as well as alternative therapies, such as gene therapy and intrathecal drug delivery devices. 
The Muenzer MPS Center (Director Dr. Joseph Muenzer) offers an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator to become an integral part of this fast growing and successful team. You will work directly with the PIs (Dr. Joseph Muenzer and Dr. Elizabeth Jalazo) and with the MPS Research Clinical Director (Lindsay Torrice, CPNP) on our clinical trials delivering novel therapeutics to children/adults with MPS and other lysosomal storage disorders. This is a highly rewarding job working with our interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of physicians, advanced practice providers, research staff, and dedicated health professionals, who love working with children and adults with rare genetic disorders and are dedicated to improving their health and quality of life. 
The Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator is responsible for independently providing specialized nursing services for various clinical research protocols. They are responsible for providing guidance and assistance to study teams in both clinical and non-clinical areas of research, including participant visits, data quality, and others.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and two years of experience in the area of specialization.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Must be able to use considerable judgement and skills in performing work assignments. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be able to work and communicate with various populations effectively and professionally. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as function as part of a team. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to monitor patient’s clinical conditions to recognize & document adverse events in a concise and timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accurate medical information, study results and/or recommendations to provider and/or Principal Investigators.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with PI, physicians, sponsors, staff, patients, and patient’s families.
  • Demonstrated excellent patient and clinical care skills, with close attention to details and patient safety.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Previous experience in pediatrics. 
  • Experience administering intravenous infusions and performing central line (e.g., port-a-cath) access, venipuncture and peripheral IV placement for pediatric patients. 
  • Recent experience in a large academic-clinical department/institution.
  • Previous experience in clinical trials/human subject research.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Patient care involved
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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