Clinical Research Nurse (RN) - Neuroscience Institute

HMH PHYSICIAN SERVICES, INC. Hackensack Requisition # 2021-103964 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hoursvaries Address306 Essex Street, Hackensack, 07601

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The primary function of the Research Coordinator, Institute Of  NeuroScience, Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research, is to coordinate and perform all the duties associated with coordination and implementation of   the conduct of clinical research trials and projectsconducts a thorough research screening visit for potential inpatient and outpatient trial participants, including a Review of Systems, baseline AE assessment and documentation, and collection of concomitant medications. Works with investigators to evaluate eligibility.


A day in the life of a Research Coordinator of Nursing Research at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


  • Provide patients with thorough explanation of trial prior to obtaining Informed Consent, in collaboration with treating physician and provides patient education on an ongoing basis throughout the patients course on trial.
  • Responsible for the good quality source documentation related to research visits, Adverse Events and Concomitant Medications.
  • Completes inpatient and outpatient research visits and obtains Informed Consent with both English and non-English speaking individuals.
  • Works with CRC in establishing the feasibility, or lack thereof, of protocol implementation based on knowledge of institutional capabilities and limitations, therapy and population of interest. Identifies potential issues.
  • Participates in the Feasibility meeting discussion, and provides adequate explanation regarding clinically-related obstacles both within and outside of the department. 
  • Reviews and approves protocol tracking forms prior to study activation.
  • Develops and provides in-services for all approved protocols within DMG, on ongoing basis
  • Responds to queries requiring clinical input or changes to research nurse generated e-documentation.
  • Provide timely follow-up to all clinical patient inquiries/concerns. Provide referral, follow up, and or medication management on as-needed basis.
  • Maintain fluency in disease-specific terminology. Broad understanding of disease. Fluency in standard of care treatment modalities; keeping up to date with changes to standard of care treatment modalities for specific disease(s) within each DMG. Providing timely updates to all of the CTO team regarding changes in standard of care treatment modalities.
  • Provide clinical education to patients on an ongoing basis, including but not limited to the following areas: understanding the disease process, understanding the protocol-specified treatment, understanding potential side effects, providing education regarding side effects management, providing education regarding laboratory abnormalities, interpreting and providing education related to scan results.
  • Educate patients on the ongoing nature of the Informed Consent process.
  • Review EPIC Build Template as completed by Physician Investigator for all trial patients enrolled onto clinical trials with assigned DMG. Ensure treatment plan is correctly built into EPIC Build Template.
  • Oversees the clinical coordination of patient schedules ensuring overall adherence to protocol defined criteria.
  • Provides guidance to Associate CRCs, CRCs, and Sr. CRCs.
  • Ensure Serious Adverse Events and other reportable information is reported as per regulatory requirements and timeframes. Complete documentation related to Serious Adverse Events in required timeframe, for internal and external review. Provide follow up information, when clinically available, to Serious Adverse Event submissions.
  • Maintains knowledge of current SOPs and protocol-specific side effect management guidelines, including but not limited to: chemotherapy/immunotherapy guidelines and infusion reaction guidelines.
  • Performs medication review, education, and reconciliation. Investigational medication handling: verification of drug, doses taken, diary review, reconciling discrepancies, education/re-education and proper return of unused drugs.
  • Manages entries into the collection system (Oncore or otherwise) for payment of research services within the department 
  •  Assist with protocol development and implementation for all inpatient and outpatient sponsor and investigator studies


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  •  Bachelor's degree, medical and/ or nursing degree
  •  2 years of clinical experience as physician or nursing practice
  •  Mandatory education on human subject research. Pharmacovigilance, ICG & GCP certification required
  •  Computer proficient.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  •  Master's degree in clinical research. 
  • CRC or CRA couse completion preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years clinical research experience or equivalent.

Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  •  Association for Clinical Research Professionals Certification.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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