CLINICAL RESEARCH NURSE COORDINATOR
- Location: Durham, NC
- Posted: Jan 17, 2020
School of Medicine:
Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nations top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.
Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.
Operations: Screen participants for all studies independently. Maintain subject level documentation for all studies independently Schedule participants and conduct visits for minimal risk studies independently. Create, optimize, and oversee systems to collect, prepare, process, ship, and maintain inventory of research specimens and train others in these tasks. Assist with management of IP. Employ the required system for handling, dispensing and documentation of IP for sponsored protocols. May be responsible for determining the best methods for handling IP for Investigator-initiated protocols or coordinating with investigational pharmacies as necessary. Maintain appropriate documentation. Track IP compliance at the protocol-and subject level. Independently maintain appropriate study-level documentation including regulatory binders, enrollment logs, patient registration in the system of record, etc. Employ strategies to maintain recruitment and retention rates, and to assist participants with individual needs. Conduct and document consent for participants in a variety of studies independently Assist with addressing and correcting findings from study monitoring and study audit visits. Collect, prepare or process adverse event information independently Complete and submit AE Reports, according to institution and sponsor-specific prompt reporting requirements (timelines and forms) independently. Have familiarity with intellectual property rights, inventions patents, and technologies. As appropriate, understand regulations related to investigational products with sponsors. Coordinate with Duke core services such as Investigational Drug Service (IDS), Biobank, etc. Recognize the need for agreements (e.g., Material Transfer Agreements, Investigational New Drug Applications, etc.). Develop DUHS IRB documents such as consent forms, protocols, and continuing reviews independently.
Ethics: Communicate to research participants, both orally and written, the difference between clinical activities and research activities in all study documents and research participant communications. Train junior staff in the ethical conduct of research and provide guidance in strategies used to maintain safety. Assist with the development of Conflict of Interest (COI)/Data Safety Monitoring Plans (DSMPs)/Research Data Security Plans (RDSPs). Assist with the coordination
of efforts of external monitoring boards. Articulate, to study staff and research participants, the pathophysiology or reasoning for an individual protocol's inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Data: Map protocol data flow. Predict areas of vulnerability for a protocol's data flow plan. Determine areas where data provenance may be compromised. Use EDC systems and enter data accurately and train others in these tasks. Detect issues related to data capture, collection or management and suggest solutions. Use required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance. Recognize and report vulnerabilities related to security of physical and electronic data. Independently investigate incomplete, inaccurate or missing data/documents to ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Run summaries and reports on existing data Assist with development of and follow SOPs for data quality assurance. Recognize when data agreements are necessary.
Science: Conduct literature reviews independently Identify various stakeholders (statistical, operational, etc.) to ensure adequate design, implementation, and testing of study aims. Assist with development of research proposals or protocols.
Actively network and encourage leadership for staff within a small work group. Take part in a committee, task force, or ad hoc group. Encourage career development by actively seeking out continuing education opportunities for self and study team members. Participate in scientific presentations and publications. Assign, review, and train others in various work responsibilities. Serve as a mentor to junior staff, including others with my title. Employ escalation and performance plans as needed. Summarize and clarify for study teams, the professional guidelines and code of ethics related to the conduct of clinical research. Maintain training requirements and develop solutions to proactively ensure study team members' compliance with training requirements. Evaluate the need for cultural diversity and cultural competency in the design and conduct of clinical research. Make recommendations to investigative team.
Study and Site Management: Collect information to determine appropriate feasibility, recruitment and retention strategies. Ensure participant care expenses have appropriate financial routing in a timely manner. Monitor financial study milestones and report appropriately. Coordinate with financial teams, PRMO, etc. and participate in budget development as appropriate. Assist with study budgets. Maintain study's compliance with institutional requirements and other policies (e.g., NIH Public Access policy, ct. gov, Research Data Security Plans, Social Media policy, etc.). Oversee maintenance of Delegation of Authority Logs and training of key personnel on study specific duties. Take part in site initiation and closeout meetings independently Assist with the development of protocol-specific systems and documents including process flows, training manuals, standard operating procedures, and case report forms. Take part in or lead closeout and document storage activities.
Communication: Write and speak clearly in a variety of settings and styles to convey messages and ideas effectively. Participate in study team meetings. Respond to routine questions related to study protocol and refer more complex questions to others as appropriate. Communicate and coordinate with other study personnel as required for study implementation and routine problem resolution.
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associates Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelors degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date. Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Maintain compliance with required hospital and unit specific training competencies as well as an active RN status with the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).
Twelve months of appropriate clinical nursing experience is required.
Ideally the successful candidate will have oncology and/or research experience. Contribute positively to the work environment, possess excellent communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Can easily use computing software and web-based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products and internet
browsers). Meet the phelbotomy requirement. Pass the adult chemotherapy administration test.
Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Maintain compliance with required hospital and unit specific training competencies as well as an active RN status with the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).
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