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Clinical Research Coordinator I - RN

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to support the Fetal Medicine department!

This position will work daylight hours with the flexibility needed based on study visits for off-hours as necessary. Travel may be needed to visit other UPMC facilities in and around Oakland. Hours and travel are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant-funded.

The employee will be responsible for oversight of the Simhan research group, which is a large team facilitating maternal-fetal medicine research.  Day-to-day activities include overseeing research studies, interfacing with study participants, managing staff, and serving as the key point of contact for Dr Simhan’s research efforts.  In addition to management and leadership responsibilities, the incumbent will perform clinical research activities including screening, recruiting and consenting study participants, collecting samples, performing follow-up study visits, interacting with monitors, and completing other tasks to facilitate effective and efficient clinical research.

The Simhan team performs maternal-fetal medicine research in areas such as infection/inflammation and gene-environment interactions in preterm birth.  Current studies focus on cardiovascular health, the use of opioids following c-section, CPAP usage for Sleep Apena in Pregnancy, and Covid-19 in pregnancy.

The 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 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/bachelor’s 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.
  • Prior management and leadership experience HIGHLY preferred.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and strong project management skills highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in research preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

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