Dec 14, 2021

Research Nurse/Study Coordinator- Department of Orthopedic Surgery

  • University of Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery
  • Twin Cities, MN

Job Description

About the Job Research Nurse / Study Coordinator – Research Nurse 2 (3580N2) Department of Orthopedic Surgery This position coordinates all aspects of clinical research studies in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, including both in-patient and out-patient clinical research.  Our department focuses on providing state-of-the-art technologies and advanced treatment for the entire spectrum of orthopedic conditions, ranging from ankle sprains and minor bone fractures, sports medicine, cartilage and joint preservation, to the most complex spine, hip knee, and hand or bone cancer surgeries.  Below is a breakdown of this position’s major responsibilities, other duties may be assigned as needed. Job Duties: • Coordinate all aspects of multiple Orthopedic Surgery clinical research studies. • Conducts, coordinates and serves as a resource for various aspects of clinical trials from start-up to closeout according to study protocols • Contributes to study start-up activities, including site initiation visits, document template creation, study staff training, and clinical in-services • Manage and coordinates research subject’s participation, including patient recruitment, screening, consent, enrollment and necessary registration • Provides education to staff, subjects and families about protocols, treatment, possible side effects and complications • Performs study data collection and entry; collect enrollment and treatment data, using charts, correspondence, electronic medical records and personal communications with other healthcare workers • Administers medications and treatments, as defined by study protocol • Incumbent at this level knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable problems.  Utilizes the nursing process and standards to perform protocol-specific procedures, prevent or manage research subjects’ participation in all clinical research settings • Assists research team with routine quality control checks • Assist with study close-out activities as directed • Completes and submits required documentation to regulatory agencies, including the IRB. Identifies and assesses defined adverse events and reports to appropriate parties. May be done in collaboration with a Regulatory Specialist • Participates in production of research publications or presentation of research data Qualifications All required qualifications must be documented on application materials Required Qualifications: • BS Degree in Nursing with at least 2 years of professional nursing experience or a combination of education and experience to equal 6 years. • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota • Experience with Word, Outlook, and web-based systems for tracking activities, calendaring, and retrieving/updating information. • Demonstrated/documented ability to work independently, make decisions, problem solve and prioritize the simultaneous management of multiple clinical studies. • Possess excellent communication skills; verbal and written. • Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate subject visits. • Proof of non-active tuberculosis and immunization for or resistance to measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B, pertussis, influenza and COVID-19 are required. Preferred Qualifications: • At least 2 years of clinical research experience • Experience working in pediatric or adult Orthopedic Surgery in either hospital or clinical setting • Experience with EPIC • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview hospital and clinics • Phlebotomy skills • Ability to integrate clinical care with clinical research to meet the needs of the patient. • Experience with OnCore or equivalent clinical trials management system • Experience completing electronic case report forms and answering queries About the Department To learn more about the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, please visit: How To Apply Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).   Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U: Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage. About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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