Please note: This is a Part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week.
The Clinical Research Nurse is responsible for coordinating research-related activities for patients treated in the division of Endocrinology. This individual ensures appropriateness of subjects, supervises data collection and reporting, subject management, and ensures adherence to all regulatory requirements and IRB-approved protocols. In addition, this individual is responsible for helping to orient new personnel, acting as a resource to research study subjects, physicians, and other clinic personnel.
This position will facilitate clinical research-related activities in the field of diabetes.
- Providing direct patient care involving diagnosis, administration of medications, and performance of tests under the direction of the principal investigator or supervising physician; Providing health practices information and education to patients regarding medications, diseases, diet, exercise, and any special procedures; Acting as a liaison for patient/physician telephone calls; Assisting patients by providing appropriate referrals to physicians, clinics, or agencies.
- Reviewing medical records; Reviewing clinical and laboratory evaluations; Maintaining appropriate source documentation and appropriately and accurately completing patient charts and/or case reports.
- Evaluating and enrolling patients in clinical research studies; Obtaining patients’ informed-consent, Collecting scientific samples and detailed, accurate data; Arranging follow up medical care to insure ongoing monitoring of patients in research protocols; Reporting adverse events to principal investigator and/or sponsor in a timely manner.
- Preparing materials for submission to the IRB and participating in protocol development by drafting study protocols and/or reviewing potential protocols to evaluate their effect on standard nursing procedures; Preparing financial records including quarterly reports, budget, and subject-related expense; Preparing for and completing close out procedures for terminated studies, ensuring all FDA, sponsor, and University regulations have been followed; Acting as a protocol resource for other research team members; Participating actively in clinical meetings, rounds, and departmental meetings.
- Participating in departmental activities, special projects, and other duties as required or assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Current license as a registered nurse with the state of Illinois.
- Proven knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of nursing care;
- Proven knowledge of health care data management techniques and systems;
- Proven clinical assessment skills;
- Proven ability to perform diagnostic testing;
- Able to articulate and clearly communicate clinical and/or information to patients and other health care professionals;
- Able to make decisions independently, yet must be team oriented;
- Strong computer skills to include advanced use of Word and Excel software programs, internet and email;
- Proficient in written and spoken English;
- Demonstrated ability to consistently display accuracy and attention to detail;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts;
- Ability to write precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar;
- Experience planning and preparing procedures, performing tests, interpreting records and communicating results.
- Effectively performs duties and responsibilities with attention to detail and support for organizational policies;
- Exhibited energy and a strong desire to achieve;
- Demonstrated energy and desire to achieve and ability to take action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems;
- Demonstrated logic, rationality and objectivity and ability to use all available information to make educated decisions;
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
- Ability to plan, organize and schedule in an efficient, productive manner and target projects or initiatives that require special attention and focus on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources;.
- 1 to 3 years’ experience in clinical research or academic medical center environment;
- Previous experience with diabetes care or research; and
- Previous experience with IRB and NIH regulations and procedures.
- Ability to identify and analyze significant problems and opportunities;
- Willingness to facilitate open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
- Ability to work with abstract conceptual matters.
- Ability to motivate others to buy into ideas or at a situation in a new way;
- Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.