Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator II - Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program - San Diego, CA

Updated: May 18, 2020
Job ID: 215940
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Diego, CA, United States

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HJF is seeking a Nurse Clinical Research Coordinator II to support the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) located at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDCRP. This position requires U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance.

Responsibilities are to perform clinical research and participant treatment in conjunction with one or more specified clinical research protocols for the IDCRP at NMCSD and will be supervised by either the Clinical Site Manager or designee. Coordinates the activities associated with treating patients for clinical trials and assuring that accurate documentation is kept in compliance with all governing regulations.

Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews new participant records and screens participants for eligibility for participating in research protocols.  Interviews participants for protocols and collects and analyzes appropriate data for recruitment purposes, determines participant commitment, and obtains informed consent. Schedules participants for appointments and visits. 
  2. Educates patients about the clinical trial, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information. Acts as a research case manager for the patients. Acts as a liaison between patients and physicians. Observes the patients for improvements, set-backs, and changes in conditions.
  3. Administers appropriate drugs/devices/infusions to participants as specified in protocols. Draws blood and obtains other specimens as specified in protocols.
  4. Collects data appropriate to the research protocols. Analyzes data resulting from the tests performed on the patients.  Reports results that warrant prompt action to the research physicians. Determines whether data is clinically significant.  Prepares UP/AE reports per protocol.
  5. Identifies problems in the research design or analysis methodology and trends in participant reactions to treatment. Reviews and provides input to protocols and related documents during development and for modifications. May prepare and upload site documents to the eIRB system.
  6. Prepares and maintains manual and computerized data in patient study books according to prescribed standards.  Transcribes and resolves queries of data in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic) and prepares documents, under direction of project heads and descriptive data from participant research records to be used in research reports. Maintains weekly/monthly status reports on all participants.
  7. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Assures that protocol requirements are achieved within Good Clinical Practice. Prepare and assist with monitoring audits/visits for protocols. 
  8. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role. Travels to/from their assigned workplace to support protocols as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks; ability to learn and become proficient in data acquisition and clinical responsibilities related to research protocols; Knowledge of federal and local regulations and policies pertinent to research involving human subjects; Knowledge of complex nursing procedures; excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. RN required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of relevant work experience required. 

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse; certified in basic cardiac life support required; certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) preferred.  Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card.

Work Environment: Set in a laboratory or clinical/ hospital environment. 

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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