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Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Research Coord I (RN)
Job ID: 800214714
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: 60309 POP23 SURG Vasc Research
Location: 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

Purpose:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Vascular Surgery covers Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Our group is comprised of 21 physicians serving 15 different hospitals including UPMC Hamot, UPMC Altoona and Western Maryland. Our clinical trials are comprised of over 40 industry and investigator initiated research.   


This role will support the Vascular Surgery program and will work Monday through Friday primarily during daylight hours, occasional weekend or evening coverage may be required depending on the needs of the study. 

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

Responsibilities:
  • Utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of 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.
  • Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the research study.
  • Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations.
  • Demonstrates leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing informed consent discussions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service provided.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in the department's quality improvement efforts.

Qualifications

  • Associates/bachelors preferred. 
  • Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing required.
  • 2 years clinical research experience with a preference in an oncology setting or 2 years of RN experience.
  • Vascular Surgery experience preferred 

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

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $26.52 to $44.12 / hour

    Union Position: No

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