Clinical Research APRN

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/6/2020 11:07 AM)
Requisition ID
Nursing - Outpatient
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
TRI Clinical Research Coordinators
Day Shift
Post End Date


The Clinical Research Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will practice under the oversight of the Principal Investigator in support of a Phase III clinical trial of a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate. This full time temporary position is expected to last up to two years. 

The Clinical Research APRN will provide care to research subjects participating in the clinical trial in accordance with the study protocol.  The Clinical Research APRN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and complies with UAMS policies, procedures and standards of care while maintaining a working knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines and federal regulatory requirements for human subject research.

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:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


In coordination with the principal investigator and other staff, the Clinical Nurse Coordinator conducts subject visits and performs study-related procedures as required by the study protocol while ensuring the safety of the study participant and maintaining confidentiality of protected health information.  May perform a range of duties in support of the study, including:

  • Obtaining informed consent from subjects for participation in the research study
  • Obtain relevant health and medical history
  • Perform protocol-required study assessments
  • Administer investigational product injections
  • Perform phlebotomy and process samples for shipping
  • Update and record changes in health status
  • Provide relevant research subject education
  • Make appropriate referrals to other health professionals if warranted
  • Accurately and completely document all study activities in a timely manner utilizing a variety of documentation practices to include charting in electronic medical records, study specific databases or electronic forms, and/or paper data collection forms
  • Completes required training per institutional policy including but not limited to Human Subjects Protection, Good Clinical Practice, HIPAA for Research Subjects, and study specific training
  • Attends or facilitates meetings with investigators, research sponsor, and other staff members for the purposes of coordination of services to support the research study.
  • Interacts with investigators, research staff, and other healthcare providers to ensure continuity of care for the research participants.
  • Backs up other staff members as needed.



            Performs other duties as assigned consistent with knowledge and experience.



Current Arkansas APRN license, Basic Life Support and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certifications 


Preferred Qual:


Experience with clinical research; experience with Epic electronic medical record


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  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.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.




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