Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator (RN) - Emergency Department

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Jul 15, 2021

Job Description


We are seeking a Registered Nurse candidate with a minimum of 2-3 years of clinical experience in an acute care environment, ideally in the ED or ICU/critical care setting. Previous experience coordinating and/or conducting research is also required.

We anticipate that, in this position, the successful candidate will be highly engaged in the academic life of our department, will collaborate with our diverse faculty and research partners, and will play a critical role in the conduct of a wide variety of studies. This is a primarily weekday, day-shift position, although flexibility to work occasional weekend or off-shift hours is appreciated.

Specific requirements for this position include:

  • Current Maine State RN license
  • 2-3+ years’ experience providing direct patient care
  • 2+ years’ research study experience for candidates possessing a master’s degree
  • 3-4 years’ research study experience for candidates possessing a bachelor’s degree
  • Position Summary
    • This is a clinical and technical position responsible for coordinating research activities within the Department of Emergency Medicine. The Department of Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center is a busy academic department with a robust research program. In this position, the successful candidate will work with program leadership to oversee the conduct of many research studies including: developing research protocols, determining participant eligibility, obtaining informed consent, and conducing necessary follow-up with study participants. The Research Nurse Coordinator will work closely with the research team to ensure all ED studies adhere to ethical standards, follow Good Clinical Practice, and conform to regulatory guidelines.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Bachelor's degree in a health science field required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine. Certification by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates strongly preferred. Certification required within 2 years.
    • Experience: Thorough knowledge of theory, professional practice, principles, and processes of Nursing, typically acquired through 2-3 years of clinical practice in a healthcare setting and two or more years of study coordination experience is required with a Master’s degree; 3 or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s is required.
    • Thorough knowledge of research methodology and design.
    • Knowledge of basic statistical principles and methods.
    • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines and departments. Writing skills are sufficiently developed to assist with abstract and manuscript preparation, as well as presentations at regional and national conferences.
    • Demonstrable computer competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and REDCap required. Proficiency with at least one statistical software program is strongly preferred, e.g. SAS, R, SPSS or STATA. Proficiency with Qualtrics preferred.
    • Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow-up.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.