Full Job Description
Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.
The Pediatric Cardiology Research Nurse Coordinator provides and directs nursing care in a research environment coordinating the conduct of clinical research protocols in the in~hospital and clinic settings with an emphasis on the screening, enrolling, and monitoring of patient candidates/participants. The Research RN Coordinator is involved in clinical research utilizing advanced nursing assessment and research skills in the conduct and coordination of clinical research and in interacting with research subjects. The position provides expert professional nursing care to patients and makes critical evaluations to develop and implement new nursing procedures and protocols in conjunction with accepted standards of care. The Research RN Coordinator must possess professional knowledge of a wide range of nursing concepts, principles and practices, as well as knowledge related to the conduct and coordination of clinical research involving human subjects. The Research RN Coordinator is responsible for delivering the highest quality clinical research services to research subjects, ensuring safety and adherence to study protocols as well as providing quality service to investigators, study sponsors and funding agencies. The Research RN Coordinator facilitates and coordinates a number of research activities, including sponsored clinical trials, cooperative group studies, and investigator~initiated research, as applicable on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Nurse Coordinator manages assigned research studies, including but not limited to: study start~up responsibilities, IRB submission (in collaboration with the Regulatory Coordinator, if applicable), recruitment. This role will focus on Pediatric Cardiology clinical studies and will also require travel to our Children's hospital campus in Park Ridge, Illinois. RN's with prior cardiology experience, either in clinical research setting or inpatient cardiology setting, are strongly desired.
RN or BSN from an accredited institution
1~2 years of nursing or other relevant experience
Experience or knowledge of clinical trials research
Possess professional knowledge of a wide range of nursing concepts, principles, and practices to perform highly specialized nursing assignments and phlebotomy as well as knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology
Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines, FDA Guidance
Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook) and other computerized programs
Project management skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work as a member of a diverse team
Ability to problem solve
Ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with investigators
Ability to organize with attention to detail
Ability to handle stress
Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
Flexible and open~minded
Current Illinois RN license
Clinical Research Coordinator Certification or willingness to obtain Certification within 3 years
Flexibility in work hours to accommodate research participant visits. Travel to other Advocate sites as necessary and travel to investigator meetings. Ability to respond quickly during eligibility, dose modification and serious adverse event processes. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints.
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.