Clinical Research Nurse

Connecticut, United States
Thursday, 21 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Clinical Research Nurse conducts clinical research on study and hospital subjects by providing nursing services to patients and families in compliance with Yale University, State and, Federal guidelines. Develops, designs, and implements procedures and quality assurance standards for research studies.

Essential Duties:

Evaluates and assesses subject’s suitability for inclusion in studies; develops and modifies procedures according to study findings; recommends changes to the study protocol to coincide with study goals and objectives.

Develops and implements procedures and data quality assurance standards for safety monitoring components of studies.

Contributes to designing activities, policies and procedures to improve day to day efficiency of the recruitment and assessment components of the study and to ensure that staff members perform activities within established research protocol.

Arranges patient enrollment, determines patient eligibility, and obtains informed consent.

Develops study subject referral sources; designs and develops outreach programs.

Collaborates with multidisciplinary researchers to coordinate research programs that integrate new advances in clinical trials.

Delegates tasks and supervises the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.

Essential Duties

  1. Identifies, assesses eligibility, enrolls, and collects accurate medical and demographic history on research subjects for a variety of studies; obtains and explains written consent for subject participation.
  2. Provides direct clinical services to subjects; observes subjects and notifies clinicians to any medical/emotional change.
  3. Contributes to protocol development, submission, and renewal by collecting written materials and writing procedural documents; ensures ongoing compliance with institutional review board (IRB) policies by monitoring changes in IRB policies related to human specimens and informing the research team of such changes.
  4. Conducts patient and research subject evaluations; administers medications and research instruments, and presents data.
  5. Reviews, codes and contributes in the entering of all collected patient data to assure completeness and accuracy.
  6. Ensures regulatory compliance by maintaining clinical and nursing records to meet the needs of various protocols.
  7. Maintains the integrity of the clinical research study by striving to advocate for patients.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Familiarity with clinical trials and/or pharmaceutical studies and regulatory submission.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Data and/or sample collection skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelors’ of Science Degree in Nursing.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut or Connecticut license eligible.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut or Connecticut license eligible.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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