Clinical Research Associate - Nurse
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute - San Diego, CA

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Support experimental design, protocol development, data entry, statistical analysis, scientific literature review for research projects, a variety of diagnostic and experimental tests, and ongoing and future research projects for the Clinical Investigation Department (CID), Directorate for Professional Education (DPE) at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Working hours for CRA-Nurses is Monday through Friday from 0700 to 1600 (not to exceed 40 hrs per week). Services are not required on the day of observance of Federal Holidays.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE CRA-NURSE:

Possess a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Committee (NLAC).

Possess a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territory of Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Possess current clinical competence within the preceding 24 months.

Posses and maintain either:

Certification as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP);

OR

Certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Possess a minimum of 24 months experience coordinating human research protocols.

Possess current certification in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross (ARC) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer.

JOB DUTIES: CLINICAL RESEARCH PROTOCOL COORDINATION.

Conduct patient interviews, patient recruitment, enrollment, and verify patient eligibility for clinical investigative studies.

Observe patients after administration of study medication for adverse events.

Take and properly record vital signs, performing venipuncture and specimen collection and processing.

Complete case report forms, maintain up-to-date research logs, schedule appointments, prepare patient recruitment letters, and various other study correspondence as required.

Educate patients about clinical research protocols, study requirements and expectations.

Adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.

Collaborate with other members of the research team to ensure consistent practice in patient care management.

Monitor on-site study sites to meet with, assist and consult with study investigators

Recruit and schedule all study site personnel as required.

Ensure compliance with subject consenting and reporting of adverse events and side effects.

Track the expenditures for all study-related activities, including supplies and equipment.

Create study documents, including protocols and amendments thereof, consent forms, data collections forms.

Provide inputs to final reports that document the research findings for human use protocols including, but not limited to those listed above.

OTHER REQUIREMENT(S): Letters of Recommendation . Selected candidate must provide three letters of recommendation written within the last 6 months attesting to the health care worker's clinical skills. At least one letter must be from a physician supervisor who has personally observed and evaluated the health care worker and who can attest to the health care worker's clinical competence in the care of patients. The other two letters must be from peers (Registered Nurses) who have personal knowledge of the health care worker's patient care skills in a similar clinical environment. Reference letters shall attest to the health care worker's communication skills and ability to relate to patients as well as professional and other interpersonal skills among staff members and must include name, title; phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing reference.