Job Posting: Every Skill. Every Effort. Everything We Have. When the work you do every day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we've achieved our fourth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Clinical & Translational Research Center has an opening for a Research Nurse IV. Under general direction, the Research Nurse IV collaborates with the CTRC Director and Associate Director in the training and management of the clinical research team, nursing and research personnel staff. Incumbents in this role have primary responsibility of research study oversight, including the daily supervision of staff involved with providing hands-on treatment, monitoring and follow-up clinical analysis of patients participating in clinical trials, study participant recruitment & enrollment, assessment/reassessment, patient education and other follow-up activities. The Research Nurse IV is also responsible for general research program coordination, prepares data spreadsheets for Investigator and/or department, [RB submissions, completes CRFs (Clinical Research Forms), participates in grant proposal development, publication preparation, and presentations. The Research Nurse IV will coordinate all CTRC- related aspects of clinical research projects, as agreed to, for Principal Investigators utilizing the CTRC, including logistical organization, data collection, and patient recruitment, with increased levels of responsibility as needed per protocol. Nurse acts as liaison between clinical investigators, pharmaceutical company representatives, research staff and volunteer research participants. Be able to provide clinical research nursing support, providing patient care in an outpatient or inpatient setting related to research protocol requirements (vitals, clinical assessments, EKG, infusions, sample collection, etc.). Be able to provide technical nursing support related to data collection of research protocols, including tissue sample collections (phlebotomy, pathological tissues, etc.), processing (spinning, triaging), and data collection reporting to principal investigators and/or pharmaceutical company representatives. Must have ability to maintain databases of research activity and ensure accuracy of data. Must be trained in Human Subjects Protections and oversee research subject compliance requirements per research protocol. May provide mobile nurse visits for research purposes to community outreach centers, mobile van, or other clinical research partner sites throughout Los Angeles County. Under direction of CTRC and CTSI leadership, may be involved in more global CTSI activities related to training and education of other staff members, within the CTRC and for investigative teams utilizing CTSI and/or CTRC services. Assists in special projects as assigned. Should be able to prioritize tasks, be detail minded, and be an effective communicator. Educational Requirements: Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening, and a pre-employment physical.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Bachelor of Science degree, required. Master of Science Degree, preferred. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: California R.N. License required; Certification in ACRP or SOCRA required. Experience:
Minimum of three years (3) of clinical nursing experience (ICU, CCU, MICU preferred).
At least 5-8 years clinical research nursing experience, or 7-10 years clinical research nursing experience.
Previous clinical research nurse management experience preferred.
Demonstrated expertise/competency in area of research specialization.
Demonstrated clinical competency. Proficient in the establishment and maintenance of intravenous access.
Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care based on physical/social, education, safety, and related criteria appropriate to clinical research environment.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with investigators, patients, their physicians and/or families; pharmaceutical company representatives, and other project personnel.
Knowledge of data analyses and applicable computer applications (WORD, EXCEL, Webridge, REDCap, etc).
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and have the ability to be consistently accurate, legible, and timely.
Strong organizational skills to execute all aspects of clinical research, including maintaining research subject files, creating database spreadsheets, case report forms, and to be performed in an accurate and timely manner.
Demonstrated commitment to quality service and care, teamwork, and CSMC goals.
Must meet all of the nursing and Supervisor Competency requirements.
Knowledge of human resource and administration policies and procedures. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Must be able to stand and walk distances over the greater portion of the assigned shift.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks, frequently with short time frames, prioritize and organize work and to complete assignments in a timely fashion.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.