Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Oct 2022

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department TraCS Institute - 429801
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 09/21/2022
Application Deadline 10/02/2022
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator
Position Number 20050725
Vacancy ID S020359
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, Evening work occasionally
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $32.00 - $37.00/ hour
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position 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
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC-CH is a medical research institution working to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. The consortium, funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), shares a common vision to reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients, and to engage communities in clinical research efforts.
This position will serve as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in NC TraCS Institute’s Research Coordination and Management Unit (RCMU). The RCMU is a centralized research support unit that provides short-term study execution and management services to UNC Investigators. Staff within the unit provide support to a variety of clinical research projects and Investigators across UNC, as well as work closely with the RCMU team and other TraCS colleagues to support the mission of the RCMU and NC TraCS.
The primary purpose of this Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator position is to provide nursing services with a focus on the care of participants who volunteer for clinical research studies conducted primarily in an ambulatory setting. The selected candidate will provide specialized, professional nursing care to research participants according to federal regulations, Good Clinical Practice, and local and institutional polices. This position will support study implementation within the context of care delivery settings in UNC Medical Center and Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), working closely with the CTRC’s Nursing Director. Additionally, this position will assist with training opportunities for the research community by providing clinical and research expertise to support continuing education for UNC research personnel.
Primary job responsibilities include:
-Providing direct, individualized care to both adult and pediatric research participants who are participating in research protocols (phlebotomy and IV insertion, preparing and administering investigational medications, monitoring and observation, performing ECG’s, collecting and processing specimens, other data collection, providing direction and health teaching where applicable in relation to study protocol activities, reporting and recording care rendered, reporting the participant’s response to that care, etc.). Care requirements will be determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the participant, and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures.
- Engaging independently and professionally with study teams, Principal Investigators and RCMU staff to ensure efficient and successful day-to-day operations and coordination of research studies across various therapeutic areas: recruit, consent and enroll participants to research studies, conduct study visits and collect data per study protocol, perform study procedures, complete case report forms and data entry, track study progress, maintain appropriate logs and records, and data management. These tasks may not be specific to nursing activities depending on the scope of the project.
-Contributing to the RCMU’s and CTRC’s continuous quality improvement efforts including the training of non-licensed research personnel.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
- Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to interact with a variety of people in a professional, effective, diplomatic manner, with excellent communication skills and a focus on customer service.
- Ability to work independently, as well as function as part of a team.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
- Must possess a working knowledge of professional nursing care practices and principles.
- Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing with no restrictions or pending actions.
- Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (or able to obtain within 4 weeks of hire)
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minimum of 6 months of direct clinical nursing experience.
- Minimum of 6 months experience working with human subjects in a clinical research setting.
-Minimum of 6 months experience working as a pediatric nurse.
-Possess a variety of healthcare experience with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing.
-Experience working at UNC Medical Center in a clinical care area.
-Experience with Epic (UNC Health’s electronic medical record).
-Experience in the administration of biotherapy and/or investigational medication.
-Proficient in intravenous access and/or phlebotomy, with recent experience (in the past 18 months)
-Fluency in Spanish is a plus
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Visual attention and mental concentration is required at all times in this capacity due to the clinical nature of the work. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer and move 30 lbs. Ability to travel distances within the hospital, on campus and to offsite locations for research on location functions.
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