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Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator II
Job ID: 759931277
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Pinnacle Health Cardiovascular Institute
Department: Research CV Institute
Location: 4250 Crums Mill Road, Harrisburg PA 17112


Clinical Research Coordinator II:
The Coordinator II will work with physicians, nurses, other allied health professionals, and research staff to coordinate clinical research efforts provided at UPMC.

  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts new hires during the orientation process, and serves continuously as a mentor.Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care and clinical research practices.Takes responsibility for identifying his or her ongoing professional development needs and independently seeks resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing, oncology, or research organizations.Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice as demonstrated by adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of clinical trials to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.Consistently provides appropriate feedback to all members of the research team; participates in the peer review process; and utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of clinical trials.Demonstrates highly developed assessment and analytical skills within the context of clinical research by ensuring complete and accurate documentation to validate the integrity of trial conduct.Ensures the patient is initially and subsequently appropriately informed of protocol related/required procedures, expectations, and responsibilities as demonstrated by the documentation process of the Informed Consent.
  • Provides an ongoing annual professional contribution: Ensures research documentation is comprehensive and facilitates protocol compliance; communication among colleagues; good clinical research practice; and patient safety.Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations and variables (fiscal and contractual) that affect clinical research.Practices solid communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate pertinent information.Creates a caring and compassionate experience by building healthy relationships with patients, families and colleagues
  • Identifies opportunities to improve research practices and patient satisfaction by serving or leading teams as a change agent to launch innovations in patient care/satisfaction, clinical research, or supporting a healthy workforce.Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts.Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
  • Demonstrates productive working relationships internally and externally by taking accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment to patients and colleagues.Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships and maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle.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 particular 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.


Bachelor's Degree Preferred. Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing required. 3 years of clinical research (oncology preferred) or nursing experience required.

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

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $29.75 to $46.13 / hour

    Union Position: No

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