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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, Level III

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353728

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyResearch-Nursing

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code3580N3

Employee ClassCivil Service

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The primary purpose of this position is to support Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) clinical trials at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital (UMMCH) and collaborating institutions according to regulatory requirements, institutional guidelines, and sponsor expectations. This position will also support clinical trials in other pediatric specialties requiring nursing expertise, as needed. Duties include performing patient assessments, administration of investigational agents, coordinating and acquisition of research samples, coordinating the enrollment of eligible patients, initiating new trials, extracting and reporting quality patient data, responding to data queries and joining leadership in discussions of feasibility and needs. This position reports to the Research Nurse Manager, but is accountable to the program leaders, the physician-investigators, and other members of the clinical research team. This is a 0.8-1.0 FTE position, days & hours worked can be discussed based on research portfolio need. An incumbent at this level is an experienced professional serving as an expert resource and mentor to other study/protocol staff.

Research Evaluations/Data Management (70%)

  • Lead consent conversations with parents ensuring they understand what the research involves and how it differs from clinical care
  • Maintain open lines of communication with participants and families regarding research assessments; focus on providing education and transparency.
  • Utilize the nursing process and standards to safely perform protocol-specific procedures (Peapod, ERP, transport to radiology, etc...)
  • Administer medications and/or treatments as defined by the study protocol
  • Research order entry in Epic, according to protocol
  • Manage research subject's participation ensuring all protocol assessments are completed
  • Act as information resource to University of Minnesota faculty and staff for protocol specific questions, including availability of trials, enrollment requirements, assessments, specimens needed, etc.
  • Engage with investigators in verifying subject eligibility, facilitating subject enrollments, ensuring the appropriate recording of adverse events, and timely acquisition of research samples
  • Ensure timely and accurate data submission, engage with providers and investigators to ensure adequate source documentation is available with accurate interpretation and recording of dataEducation & Leadership (20%)
    • Meet participants/families where they are in regard to educational needs. Provide education as appropriate.
    • Educate University faculty and staff of our regulatory and research obligations in relation to program research activities
    • Communicate with clinical teams to foster an environment of quality research participation within the context of exceptional clinical care
    • Contribute to the education of other research coordinators through training new staff, participating in mentoring opportunities, and engagement with the University clinical research community
    • Present educational topics at staff meetings
    • Serve as source of support to research team (leadership, regulatory and coordinators) and provide oversight when on the unit or in the clinic to coordinators to ensure participant and staff safetyRegulatory (5%)
      • Review of clinical research protocols to ensure feasibility and success, review subject consent forms and other study documents, ensuring understandability
      • Understanding of the regulatory process to ensure participant safety
      • Prepare for and participate in site initiation visits, monitoring visits, program audits, etc.Administration (5%)
        • Lead / participate in Pediatric Clinical Research Services initiatives (workgroups, process improvement, quality assurance)
        • Attend national meetings as appropriate


          All required qualifications must be included in the application materialsRequired Qualifications:
          • Current licensure to practice as an RN in the State of Minnesota
          • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing plus at least four years of experience, or a combination of education and experience totaling at least eight years.
          • Clinical/Bedside nursing experience in the NICU or Pediatrics within the last year
          • Prior exposure to research/QI projects in the NICU or Pediatrics setting
          • Ability to prioritize patient safety, adjust to change and escalate appropriately
          • Ability to work effectively with all members in the healthcare setting
          • Working knowledge of NICU or Pediatrics unit in order to assess feasibility of new studies
          • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning and problem-solving skills
          • Computer proficiency and ability to navigate multiple software applications
          • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments
          • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
          • During a typical 8 hour shift, a person in this position may be required to stand up to 2.5 hours, walk up to 2.5 hours (including stairs), reach above shoulders, lift up to 10 pounds above the shoulder, and carry packages across campus at waist level. Preferred Qualifications:
            • Experience working with Epic (electronic medical record system)
            • Awareness of clinical research purpose, regulations, methodologies and/or clinical trial coordination
            • Experience with investigational drugs and/or devices

              About the Department

              At the University of Minnesota in the Department of Pediatrics, our experts, care teams and researchers are illuminating cures and advocating for changes that save young lives. Our ground-breaking treatments and programs are improving the lives of children who are ill or injured, and are becoming the standards of care for children across the country and around the world.

              The mission of the Neonatology Division is to provide exceptional and innovative care to infants requiring intensive care level support. These infants may have been born extremely premature, have complex diagnostic and surgical needs, and/or require long-term care and support. Our physician-investigators are committed to reducing mortality and morbidity during infancy, developing strategies to ameliorate disease processes, understanding mechanisms of development and improving quality of life during this formative period of life and throughout the continuum.


              Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
              • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
              • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
              • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
              • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
              • University HSA contributions
              • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
              • Employee wellbeing program
              • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
              • Financial counseling services
              • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

                How To Apply

                Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


                The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

                Employment Requirements

                Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

                About the U of M

                The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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