Reporting directly to the Clinical Research Center Manager, the Clinical Research Center (CRC) Nurse participates in a variety of clinical research projects/studies involving various study designs and procedures for participants, including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, single and multi-centered trials, and observational, registry and phenotypical studies, designed, implemented, and coordinated in the CRC.
Participates in established and future research programs.
Trains, participates in trial related activity, and cares for participants enrolled into research protocols. Research participants may include pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.
Follows GCP, professional nursing practice standards and patient-centered care principles in all interactions with research participants.
Evaluates all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease. Reports adverse drug reactions to the PI.
Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research
Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to read documents or instruments
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations
Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles
Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments
Strong phlebotomy and venous access (IV) skills strongly preferred
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Advanced degree in Nursing preferred
Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois from the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX)
Certification as a Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA) or a Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP) is preferred.Applicants without this certification will be required to obtain it within six months of employment.
BLS and PLS certification
At least two years of experience as a nurse in clinical research coordination/management is preferred
Direct contact with research participants in a clinical care setting
Exposure to biological fluids and samples
Exposure to infectious material
Standard office environment as well
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