Clinical Research Nurse (PRN) at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


BSD MED - Section Administrator: Pulmonary Research Staff-Tasali

About the Department

The Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has been a model of exemplary patient care, research, and post-doctoral training for more than 20 years. The 30 faculty, clinical associates and research associates along with a staff of more than 72, have devoted themselves to the pursuit of excellence in each of these important activities.

Job Summary

The Clinical Research Nurse is a part of the Sleep Research Center in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, which consists of physician and PhD investigators, research coordinators, sleep technicians, data managers and trainees. The Sleep Research Center conducts clinical research studies focusing on the links between insufficient sleep/sleep disorders and cardiometabolic health.


  • Conducts overnight clinical study visits in accordance with protocol.

  • Overnight shifts are one/week (9AM-9PM).

  • Refers patients to other healthcare resources when necessary.

  • Educates study subjects about study protocol.

  • Conducts clinical study visits in accordance with protocol.

  • Monitors the subject prior to, during and after study drug administration according to the protocol.

  • Elicits and assesses adverse experiences and communicates these to the Investigator.

  • Evaluates subject laboratory and physical findings with Investigator/sub-investigators; provides or obtains further information from subjects or healthcare providers as required in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment.

  • Applies logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Interprets information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Nursing experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research.

  • Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques.

  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Ability to read documents or instruments.

  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.

  • Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.

  • Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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