Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator (RN) - Med-Div of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Job ID: 731078
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: UPP10 MED Gastroenterology
Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is currently hiring for a Clinical Research Coordinator (RN) to support the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mercy Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

The research coordinator will work a Monday through Friday daylight schedule and will assist in the planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring of adult patients enrolled in research protocols, as directed by Dr. Andres Duarte-Rojo.


Responsibilities:
  • IRB protocol preparation and submission, budget preparation and execution, recruitment and consenting of patients, coordination of multidisciplinary study visits, collection and processing of biological samples, research data collection and maintenance of all necessary records and study binders, database creation and management, data analysis and manuscript preparation; and communication between the study investigators, patients, sponsoring agencies, and other health care providers and researchers related to the study. 
  • Specifically, the Research Coordinator will play a key role in establishing and developing physical activity/exercise and body composition studies in liver transplant candidates, and facilitate collaborative research in the fields of advanced liver disease and posttransplant care.
  • Actively participates in the department's quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service provided.
  • Demonstrates leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing informed consent discussions. Demonstrates leadership in ensuring 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. Utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of research. Supports the development of new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace. AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCY: The individual must be able to identify the patient's particular needs regarding age, education level, literacy and the presence of any language barriers so that all clinical research related instructions can be adapted to the patient's needs. This is particularly important regarding the informed consent process. Must also be aware of the various institutional resources to facilitate this process. Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.
  • Identifies the financial variables that affect research. 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. Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations. Facilitates compliance with the requirements of the research protocol and good clinical research practice while remaining cognizant of the needs of the diverse patient population. Provides leadership to the research team in ensuring collection of source data and completion of documentation that validated the integrity of the research.
  • Takes responsibilities for identifying his or her ongoing professional development needs and seeks resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing or research organizations. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the research study. Supports the development of others. Creates an open environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years nursing experience. 
  • BSN preferred 
  • Special Skills and Abilities Required  
  • Research Experience preferred / not required
  • GI Experience preferred / not required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board licensure.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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