Research Nurse Coordinator
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Working under limited supervision, coordinate, implement and evaluate clinical research trials, studies and/or projects. The projects include ACCORD, ACCORDION, LEADER, GRADE, and other clinical research trials funded by the National Institutes of Health and various other sponsors. This position is located at University Hospitals, the Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital, and at Case Western Reserve University.


Provide clinical and administrative nursing support for the various projects and trials while being able to work with a high degree of independence in interacting with patients and family caregivers.

As the primary contact with participants in the study, the nurse coordinator will deliver individualized support aimed at administering and monitoring the approved protocols.

Provide ongoing consultation and support to patients in problem domains as it relates to research procedures and patient education for the projects and trials.

Assist in the development of policies; develop procedures to ensure consistent delivery of the protocol.

Provide input and make recommendations to principal investigator on all aspects of the protocol as appropriate.

Collect, record and analyze all data for the VAMC, UH, or other sites as directed and with limited supervision.

Train and oversee all chart review staff.

Assist and develop new submissions and annual reports for Institutional Review Boards (IRB) across studies. Prepare IRB submissions for clinical trials and maintain regulatory requirements.

Work with sensitive patient-related information and maintain strict confidentiality of medical information.

Identify and resolve clinical problems effectively.

Manage varying workloads and respond appropriately when under pressure.


Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Daily contact with principal investigators, Research Nurse Manager, and other staff on the project and trials.

University: Daily contact with university colleagues, faculty, staff and nursing personnel.

External: Daily contact with University Hospital staff, VA staff, patients and family caregivers.

Students: Some contact with students.


Oversee the work of LPN research nurses, medical assistants, and rotating students, as needed.


Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience, OR Associate's degree and 7 years of experience, OR high school education and 11 years of related experience. Current RN licensure in the State of Ohio. Valid Ohio driver's license. Prefer experience in counseling in areas of medical nutrition and/or lifestyle modification. Prefer masters degree, clinical research experience and/or CDE certification.


Proficient in diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease medical management

Strong organization skills; must demonstrate the ability to organize complex tasks, attention to detail, and adherence to research protocols.

Must demonstrate appropriate judgment in the clinical setting, and flexibility and willingness to adapt and function in a variety of clinical and office situations as a team member and team leader are essential attributes needed for this position.

Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to work with various individuals within and external to the university.

Experience with research protocols and/or implementation of algorithms.

Demonstrated proficiency drawing blood and performing ECG’s.

Proficiency in use of MS office.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Motivation and willingness to learn additional knowledge and improve clinical judgment and expertise.

Work effectively, independently, and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.

Good problem-solving skills; must demonstrate good analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline, demonstrating flexibility and ability to work under pressure.

Proven ability to successfully follow-through on assigned projects.


General office and medical clinic environment. The employee will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type. The employee will travel to various clinical sites. Exposure to blood borne pathogens.


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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