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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Chicago
Permanent
Reference: JR071532
This vacancy has now expired.
Description

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Summary: The position is responsible for completing trial assignments in an autonomous, accurate, and timely manner. This position involves staff development and training responsibilities.

Essential Functions: Promoting the mission of Icon to function as an Integrated Site Network providing unparalleled service to our clinical trial partners. Actively striving to meet and exceed action items as discussed quarterly with direct supervisor. Adhering to the study protocol and maintaining proper documentation according to the protocol, regulatory requirements, and internal SOP's. Preparing and administering study medication at the direction of the Investigator. Training site personnel on clinical procedures and CPR/Heartsaver.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing technical and clinical requirements of study protocols, i.e., venipuncture, specimen processing, vital signs, electrocardiograms, IV infusions, IV pump operations, Holtor monitoring, pulmonary function testing, allergy testing, urine/serum pregnancy testing, strep throat screening, injections (IM or SQ) or any procedure necessary for the protocol as ordered by the investigator.
  • Attending investigator meetings, site initiation visits, and coordinator meetings to obtain training on drug preparation and administration and general knowledge about a protocol with a focus on clinical procedures.
  • Obtaining knowledge about the study drugs with an emphasis on injection or intravenous infusion medications.
  • Monitoring for possible complications with the administration of study drugs with an emphasis on injections or intravenous infusions.
  • Maintaining accurate dispensing logs, separate from those of the coordinator, to include such information as lot number, drug vs. placebo, and information about the third party mixer or un-blinded mixer/preparer of medication.
  • Documenting laboratory data and adverse reactions, and immediately notifying investigators, sponsors and the Institutional Review Board, if indicated, of any unexpected or serious events.
  • Assisting other staff members as determined by the needs and priorities of the research organization and as time and abilities permit.
  • Actively recruiting and effectively selling our service to suitable patient participants for clinical trials with set time allotted each week for recruitment efforts.

What You Need:

LPN, RN, or 4 year degree or equivalent preferably within Biology, Pharmacology, Clinical Research or a health-related field of study. Clinical Research Nurse Coordinators should be certified or working towards certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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