Clinical Research Nurse

Job Description

Title: Clinical Research Nurse

Location: Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

Posted Date: Aug 24, 2023

Organization: Med-Pediatrics

Description: Coordinates activities for research study protocols and prepares protocol budgets and internal review board submissions. Reviews studies and patient results with physician, oversees patient recruitment and site visits, and advises patients regarding study activity. Oversees collection and processing of lab results and ensures compliance with protocol and regulatory standards. Performs general laboratory duties and guides staff.

Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. This position is located at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required prior to the start of employment. Also, a current TB test will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Job Classification: Staff.Team Lead – Clinical Research Nurse

Job Family: Research

Job Sub Family: Clinical Research – Nursing

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.

Additional details about Required Licensure Certification: RN

Work Schedule: Shift determined by manager.

Work Arrangement: On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.

Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications

Relocation_Offered: No

Visa Sponsorship Provided: No

Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Required Documents: Resume

Optional Documents: Cover Letter

Essential Functions: • Coordinates activities for the principal investigator’s study protocols. Reviews and discusses studies and patient results with physician. Prepares protocol budgets and internal review board submissions. • Oversees patient recruitment. Prepares for site visits and communicates regularly with study monitors. • Advises patients regarding study activity. Coordinates all patient appointments, provides necessary patient education, and facilitate personalized treatment plans for patients. • Acts as liaison between subject, investigator, laboratory, clinical lab, pathology, outside physicians, and the sponsoring agency or organization. • Oversees and reviews collection and processing of lab results. • Maintains protocol compliance and keeps investigator informed of subject participation, compliance, adverse events, and all subject related care. Oversees and completes accurate records of subject related accounts, including procedures and payments to department. Oversees all documents/records; enters data into databases/records in a timely and accurate manner. • Performs general laboratory duties including, but not limited to, monitors supply inventory, monitors temperatures of freezers and refrigerators, cleans equipment, and disposes of biological waste. • Performs specialized nursing duties such as arterial puncture, venipuncture, and operation of electronic monitoring equipment; assists with surgical and/or invasive procedures. • Ensures all protocol and regulatory standards adherence. • Assists with training of staff and ongoing guidance.

Physical Effort: Light.

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