The Research Nurse Coordinator position supports the Translational Research Institute’s Clinical Trial Innovation Unit in its mission to provide quality, efficient, and investigator-friendly services to UAMS investigators. The position is responsible for independently coordinating research activities and performing a full range of tasks for assigned research projects/programs that include both clinical and community based research. This person works independently in the performance of routine research duties with the guidance of the Coordinator Supervisor, and Investigator. This position will utilize the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide study related procedures to research participants in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and human subject protection. This position practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas as well as complies with UAMS policies, procedures and standards of care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. This position will primarily provide on-call coverage for the research unit during evenings/nights and weekends, (up to 128 hours per week). Call Back hours are anticipated to be less than 8 hours per week.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary offered commensurate with experience.
40% Coordinates and performs a range of duties in conducting research and may be actively involved in several projects and studies from several different investigators at any time. Obtains informed consent following federal, state and local regulations. In coordination with the investigator and other staff, conducts subject visits and performs study-related procedures as detailed in the protocol while ensuring the safety of the study participant as well as maintaining confidentiality of personal health information. Performs IV therapy, study drug administration, phlebotomy, process samples for shipping, and any other procedures specific to a study protocol. Reports adverse events.
30% Provides support services for assigned research projects, including development of source documents and other study related materials, completion of case report forms, electronic data entry, completion and submission of regulatory documents as well as the maintenance and management of all regulatory documents. Prepares for study implementation by entering study information into electronic management research system(s) and creates the study in the electronic medical record system, as applicable. Accurately and completely documents all research related activities in a timely manner utilizing a variety of mechanisms both electronic and hardcopy. Assists in the development of departmental research budgets in the CLARA system.
20% Attends or facilitates meetings and other communications with investigators, research sponsors, other research staff and investigator staff members for the purposes of coordination of services to support assigned research projects. Interacts with investigators, coordinators and other healthcare providers to ensure coordination of research activities for the research participant and may provide training and/or mentoring on the conduct of research to the larger UAMS research community.
5% Completes required training per institutional policy including but not limited to Human Subjects Protection, Good Clinical Practice, HIPAA for Research Subjects, and IATA Training. Coordinate and attend implementation, investigator and other study meetings. Backs up other staff members as needed.
5% OTHER DUTIES
Other related duties as required or assigned.
Professional License/Certification: Current Arkansas RN license, Basic Life Support and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certifications
Minimum two years of RN experience
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.