Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The primary purpose of this position is to provide clinical trials assistance to University faculty performing clinical research in the understanding and treatment of diseases in Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine. Duties are determined by protocol-specific requirements and may include any research activity from protocol development through study closeout. This position involves working with pediatric and adult patients.
Job Duties: 60% - Identify and follow clinical trial subjects, accurately completing visit procedures and data collection according to the protocol while maintaining the health and safety of research subjects. â— Understand and interpret clinical protocols, assess study needs, develop plans for successful implementation, conduct and document visits, evaluate progress regularly, and provide input to integrate improvements. â— Develop methods to identify potential participants such as via database searches and collaboration with internal and external partners. â— Obtain research consent/HIPAA and screen patients for eligibility based on medically complex inclusion and exclusion criteria, seeking investigator input as appropriate. Educate the patient as well as the legally authorized representative or family when applicable throughout the research participation process. â— Provide protocol-specific specialized nursing services for research studies when needed, which may include vital signs, IV placement, blood draws, patient assessment, administering investigational agents, and/or obtaining biological specimens. â— Develop and maintain accurate source documentation. â— Document research findings and data according to protocol requirements and timeline. â— Interpret study/medical results to families and /or health care staff and report significant findings to appropriate study staff. â— Assess, troubleshoot, and report adverse events or problems with data collection or other research processes.
â— 30% - Provide study-specific leadership and day-to-day supervision to meet key benchmarks in the areas of study setup, participant recruitment and retention rates, development and implementation of data management systems, and reporting responsibilities. â— Initiate and participate in project update meetings â— Provide assistance in defining and working through study logistics and feasibility â— Serve as subject matter expert in clinical-related and health care topics â— Collaborate with other disciplines involved in the research process. Demonstrate effective and efficient communication with study sponsors, monitors, study/department staff, and health team members â— Provide ongoing quality control audits and implement improvements as needed â— Position may include infrequent travel (2-3 times/year) for study meetings or training
â— 10% - In conjunction with the departmental regulatory specialist, ensure adherence to research protocols, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), IRB, FDA and other applicable federal, state or local regulations. Assist in the timely preparation and maintenance of compliance and regulatory documents from the initial submission through study closure. â— Assist with development of clinical research protocol documentation â— Report findings and adverse events as applicable
Required Qualifications: (Must be documented on application materials)
BS degree in Nursing with at least 4 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years.
Valid MN Nursing License
Experience in the use of computer hardware and associated software.
Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate subject visits.
Strong critical thinking skills
Ability to work independently and with the multidisciplinary team as needed; make decisions, problem solve and prioritize the simultaneous management of multiple clinical studies.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with patients and other healthcare professionals.
Ability to follow strict protocols with utmost ethical standards.
Familiarity with the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview hospital and clinics
Experience with EPIC
Experience prioritizing among competing deadlines, task, and projects
Internal Number: 339446
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