Clinical Research Nurse

Indiana University
Published
June 9, 2021
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Category
Job Type

Description

Department

GASTROENTEROLOGY (IN-GAST-IUINA)

Department Information

Tired of working long shifts with an overwhelming patient load? Come work at Indiana University: School of Medicine where you can make a difference in medicine, working with a smaller number of patients and having work/life balance. Our nurses build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with their patients, physicians, and research staff alike. They are always striving to find the best care which best fit the individual needs of the patient.

The IU Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology has a distinguished tradition of excellence in patient care and innovation in research and education. Consistently ranked among the top 15 units nationally by US News and World Report, we are one of the largest divisions in the country with enormous breadth to our clinical and research expertise.

Job Summary

Initiates, conducts, monitors, and coordinates clinical studies or trials in accordance with protocols, regulatory and standard operating procedures (SOP), and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliance. Assists PI and participates in protocol development, evaluation, and review of risk assessment; evaluates study design and risk to subject population; determines staff, facility, and equipment availability; assesses study population/availability. Composes and submits continuing review/amendments/close out information; schedules and prepares for monitor visits; prepares and responds to Sponsor and/or FDA audits.

Fundamental Responsibilities:

  • Assists PI and participates in protocol development, evaluation, and review of risk assessment; evaluates study design and risk to subject population; determines staff, facility, and equipment availability; assesses study population/availability.
  • Designs recruitment strategies for each assigned study; recruits subjects according to IRB/protocol approved methodologies; consents subjects including discussion of treatment and intervention alternatives; monitors enrollment goals and modifies recruitment strategy as needed.
  • Liaisons with health-care professionals/providers to determine best recruitment practices for study; manages subject recruitment including marketing, screening procedures, and enrollment.
  • Ensures proper collection, processing, shipment of specimens, and documentation; communicates with laboratory, Principal Investigator, and sponsor regarding laboratory findings; records and documents protocol deviations; communicates with PI and sub-investigators about changes in the trial.
  • Participates in preparation and negotiation of study budget and reconciles study budget accounts.
  • Reviews, critically evaluates, and comments upon study contracts/agreements.
  • Prepares and submits Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents (i.e., Informed Consent, advertisement, protocol and protocol summary).
  • Schedules study-related meetings and training sessions and provides instruction to study team for specific study assignments; educates staff regarding scientific aspects of study and trains ancillary staff regarding clinical studies or trials; monitors study team compliance with required study procedures and GCP standards.
  • Manages research study inventory and supplies (such as medications, equipment, devices) and maintains required compliance documentation.
  • Composes and submits continuing review/amendments/close out information; schedules and prepares for monitor visits; prepares and responds to Sponsor and/or FDA audits.
  • Stays up-to-date and maintains current knowledge of regulatory affairs and/or issues; maintains a high level of expertise through familiarity of clinical literature and/or attending continuing education classes, conferences, seminars, and project team meetings.

Qualifications

Education / Work Experience

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing and one year of clinical nursing experience OR
  • Associate's degree in nursing and three years of clinical nursing experience OR
  • High school diploma or GED with LPN and four years of clinical nursing experience.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Preferred

Clinical Research Certification (ARCP or SOCRA). Clinical GI & Hepatology Experience and/or clinical research experience.

Skills

Required

  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
  • Experience in a regulated environment.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships.

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

IUPUI Campus

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, all Indiana University students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of enrollment / employment. To learn more about this requirement, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

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