Job Description

Job Title: OP Nurse Coord. I (RN) - (HVI) - Adv. Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension - (Research)
Job ID: 672750
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Shift: Day Job
Department: POP25 HVI Congst Heart Failure
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213



University of Pittsburgh Physicians is currently hiring for a regular Full Time OP Nurse Coordinator I (RN) to support the Heart & Vascular Institute's (HVI) Advanced Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension research team.

This position will work a regular Monday through Friday daylight schedule from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Research Coordinator manages trials and supports 5 advanced heart failure/pulmonary hypertension specialists, as well as some interventional cardiologist and general cardiologists/imaging specialists. They also work in conjunction with the VAD and transplant coordinators for various trails.

Our HF/PH Research department has over 30 active studies. Of the over 30 studies in various stages of enrollment/follow-up a number of these trials are IDE/IND studies.  

  • Ensures adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of research in order to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.
  • Maintains own caseload of studies; Process all required study documents through Risk Management (OSPARS), Institutional Review Boards, etc. Maintains each study's regulatory files; maintains accurate research records internally; assists with budget negotiations, fiscal review
  • Collects, reports and maintains research data, study supplies (device and/or drug accountability logs, equipment, lab supplies, etc.) 
  • Actively screens and recruits potential participants for trials. Uses a variety of resources and strategies to manage the care of patients participating in research, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures, assessments and reporting requirements, as well as management of symptoms
  • Acts as a liaison and educator for physicians, ancillary staff, study sponsors, research participants; facilitates scheduling of research procedures, tests and clinic visits


  • Minimum 3 years nursing experience 
  • BSN preferred
  • Cardiology, Acute Care, and/or Critical Care (ICU/CCU) experience preferred
  • Research experience preferred
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.  

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. CPR Certification UPMC approved national certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.78 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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