Clinical Research Nurse, Part time (4-5 positions)
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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Exempt / Non-Exempt



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Toni Richardson

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Part Time

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7 days a week 24 hrs day

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Limited to current UA employees only


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Position Summary

The Clinical Research Nurse (RN) will participate and manage in the assessment, planning, implementation, treatment and evaluation of patient care in a dynamic clinical care/research environment. This position will interact with patients across the lifespan at various levels of the health continuum. The individual exhibits exemplary clinical judgment and caring practices in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to promote patient care and the research mission. This position functions as a backup float nurse in the clinical Emergency Department providing nursing care when not engaged in research activities. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruits study participants from patient population in the clinical Emergency Department. * Evaluates potential study participants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements; instructs study participants concerning protocol and completes the patient consenting procedure. * Performs clinical nursing activities including providing age-appropriate nursing care to patients following accepted nursing practices, University of Arizona Health Network policies and procedures and physician prescription. * Functions as a back-up float nurse in the clinical Emergency Department providing nursing care when not engaged in research activities. * Coordinates and administers the nursing care functions within a research project in accordance with research protocols and the daily administration and staff supervision of the research project. * Schedules and/or coordinates required laboratory tests and/or exams. * Evaluates and develops patient educational materials and gives patient and/or family members instructions on drug administration and other medical information. * Provides current patient information to nurses and other health care personnel in order to assure comprehensive patient care. * Will be expected to facilitate the educational mission of the institutions. * May train, oversee, and mentor other research staff. Will be expected to use proper delegation of tasks within each institution. * Directs the work of support staff, laboratory technicians, and assistants to ensure efficient, timely, and high quality results and adherence to research protocols. * Assists in completion of case report forms for each study participant and is responsible for audit preparation, as well as maintaining a main database. * Assesses research study participants for evidence of drug toxicity, unexpected side effects or other problems and notifies principal investigator; and IRB. * Coordinates and maintains contact with patients, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and/or other related parties to recruit participants and gain continuing support for the studies. * Identifies problems and trends, recommending procedural changes to the principle administrator and administrator if or when there are issues with treatment protocols. * Keeps the clinical trial principal investigator and administrator informed of research and administrative progress through progress reports and other communications on a regular basis. * Collects, logs, and verifies research data; interprets results; produces interim reports, presentation and publications; participates in the writing of scientific papers, reports, manuscripts, and/or grant proposals.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from a state Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND two years of professional experience; OR, an Associate's degree or diploma in Nursing from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND four years of professional nursing experience. * Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, possesses a temporary license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse; permanent license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing required within four months of employment. * Prior experience in a critical setting (ED, ICU, Trauma). * Current certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. * Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support must be obtained within six months of hire date.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). * Board-certified in a critical care area (CEN, CCRN, CFTRN). * Experience in pharmaceutical-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical research trials. * Knowledge of clinical trials and data management techniques. * Ability to effectively trouble-shoot problems, particularly in stressful situations and fast-paced environments. * Skill in medical assessment techniques. * Skill in coordinating the work of others. * Skill in maintaining detailed records. * Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Access and web-based data entry systems.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is security sensitive based on the job duties and requires a finger-print criminal background check

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening


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