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University of Virginia Clinical Research Coordinator, Licensed in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Cancer Center at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, is looking for multiple Clinical Research Coordinators, who are licensed RNs, (CRC, Licensed) to assist with the coordination and management of clinical trials in cancer.

The incumbent performs a full range of clinical research duties and has a working knowledge of the clinical research process and the regulations that govern it. As a Registered Nurse, the incumbent performs patient-related care independently, including medical assessments, symptom management, and referrals within the scope of their licensure. This position performs progressively more complex and comprehensive clinical research duties at an ever-increasing level of independence, working closely with the Principal Investigator, and has the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of the clinical trial. The incumbent focuses on the long-term goals of each clinical research trial and process and may supervise some staff.

The Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator is responsible for coordination of complex and comprehensive trials for hematolgoy oncology including acute leukemia and stem cell research. These trials may expand across multiple disciplines (i.e., radiation oncology, etc.), both in and outpatient settings, and may include phase I trials in many correlative studies. Coordination includes screening and accrual of patients, administering treatments as appropriate, managing toxicities, and collecting and documenting patient information pertinent to the trial in the patient's electronic medical record as well as in the clinical research files. The nurse also coordinates the visit days of the patient on study to ensure protocol compliance. The incumbent serves as a resource for nursing (outpatient, inpatient, home care), medical staff, and other clinical research staff. This position leads a solid tumor disease team.

An Associate's degree or higher in Nursing, current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia by appointment start date, and at least one year of clinical experience are required. A Bachelor's degree in Nursing, more than two years of clinical research experience, including administration of investigational agents, coordination of multiple, complex clinical trials, and human subject protection training are preferred.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.

This position will remain open to applications until filled.

For information related to this posting, please contact Heather Lothamer, Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations, at hll5y@virginia.edu.

For additional information about the application process, please contact Gay Lynn Tonelli, Faculty Search Advisor/Recruiter, at glt9c@virginia.edu.

TO APPLY:

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0011173. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0011173. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

Clinical Research Coordinators, Licensed, work closely with study subjects and other research staff and are involved in most steps of the research trial process. They perform some patient related care and assessments within the scope of their licensure. They work independently and have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of the clinical trial. They are focused on the long-term goals of clinical research trial and process. Duties can include:

  • Recruit, screen, and enroll study participants who meet research criteria. Collect basic information through scripted interviews and answer general questions.

  • Obtain informed consent from study participants and maintain telephone and in-person contact. Notify Principal Investigator and supervisor of subject status.

  • Collect subject data, enter and analyze data, and compile reports, adhering to proper research protocols. Prepare documentation, reports, graphs, and other materials. Keep appropriate logs, track participants, and prepare study materials.

  • Process, prepare and ship laboratory specimens.

  • Submit study protocols and amendments, consent forms, and recruiting materials to the Institutional Review Board and department for approval with oversight from supervisor.

  • Obtain medical histories and conduct medical assessments of clinical trial subjects, including symptom management with appropriate referral. Create treatment plans and serve as an information resource for trial subjects.

  • Perform physical exams, including assessing vital signs and administering prescribed medications.

  • Conduct adverse event assessment and provide recommendations to Principal Investigator or physicians.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Required Education: Associate's degree or higher in Nursing.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.

Required Experience: A minimum of 1 year nursing and clinical research experience required.

Preferred Experience: Oncology nursing experience or experience in an acute care clinical setting, two or more years of clinical research experience including administration of investigational agents, coordination of multiple, complex clinical trials, and Human subject protection training preferred.

Required License or Certification: Current Virginia Registered Nurse license required by start date.

Preferred License or Certification: Research certification (CCRC, CCRA, CCRP) is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  2. Strong interpersonal skills.

  3. Ability to work in teams.

  4. Ability to work autonomously.

  5. Ability to problem-solve.

  6. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  7. Ability to set priorities and reprioritize quickly.

  8. Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced clinic setting.

  9. Comfort in handling change and new situations.

  10. Ability to learn quickly.

  11. Ability to utilize computers and basic computer programs.

  12. Working knowledge of the clinical research process and the regulations that govern it.

Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Preferred Computer Applications: Epic, Oncore

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment. Two centuries later, Jefferson’s vision thrives. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good.

The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools and affiliated foundations in Charlottesville plus the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia.

The University of Virginia Health System is a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The University's Medical Center, School of Medicine and Physicians Group are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers a comprehensive list of benefits and services to help staff and faculty meet their personal and family needs.

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