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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator- Pediatrics at University of Iowa

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:
About the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is a national leader in pediatric medicine. The Department's mission is to provide outstanding care to the children of Iowa and beyond by being a leader in state-of-the-art clinical care to children, performing cutting-edge research to find new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses, and educating the next generation of pediatric health care providers. The Department comprises the medical and research staff of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. UI Stead Family Children's Hospital is one of the nation's top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions, and Iowa's only comprehensive children's hospital.

About the Division of Hematology/Oncology
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is a pioneer in the care and treatment of childhood cancers and blood disorders. The division has a long history of success in bringing hope to patients with programs such as our blood and bone marrow transplant, comprehensive sickle cell program, and comprehensive hemophilia center. The mission of the division is to treat and cure children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases who live in Iowa by delivering personalized multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art care, through participation both in nationally and locally designed protocols. The division features the only program in the state of Iowa that performs pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant, and we are the Iowa Comprehensive Hemophilia Center.

Position Overview
The position will support ongoing and new clinical research studies for the Division of Hematology/Oncology within the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics.

Position Responsibilities
  • Perform clinical/health care research activities in the Oncology Division
  • Screen patients for study eligibility and consent for clinical trials.
  • Educate patient families on scope of study, potential risks and benefits, possible alternatives, and study requirements.
  • Prepare study recruitment materials.
  • Enter patients on protocol, ensuring that all prerequisites have been completed and are within the required parameters.
  • Assist in the design, development, execution, administration and maintenance of protocols and clinical studies and provide input into descriptions of complex research procedures.
  • Assist clinicians and patient families with problems related to protocol.
  • Organize clinic or study procedures and follow study participants and maintain records of their visits and interviews.
  • Create and maintain data related to clinical trials
  • Prepare IRB applications and other regulatory submissions. Monitor compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents.
  • Supervise ordering of study medication, schedule study medication, monitor adherence to administration per protocol and identify adverse reactions (as protocol requires).
  • Communicate with principal investigator about the status of the research projects.
  • Follow federal regulations related to human subjects' research.
  • Perform on-site audits of research and clinical data.
  • Monitor compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents. Follow universal precautions and general policies and procedures in accordance with university, collegiate, hospital and federal guidelines.
  • Recommend corrective action for reportable events.
  • Instruct other staff regarding clinical research and methods employed in research studies as appropriate.
  • Assist participants with questions related to billing for protocol treatment procedures.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
**This requisition is intended to be used to hire an individual for a specified term.**

  • A Master's degree in Nursing or a combination of education and experience.

Experience Required:
  • 1- 3 year previous clinical experience.
  • A Current, valid Iowa Registered Nurse license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the Internet.

Highly Desired:
  • 1-3 years previous clinical experience in Oncology
  • Experience managing and coordinating multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of IRB guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience with EPIC