Clinical Research Nurse

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Research Nurse position will work closely with the Principal Investigator, clinical and research staff to coordinate research studies in inflammatory arthritis and manage subject clinical care as it relates to research protocols.

We are seeking a candidate interested in learning about research methods and inflammatory arthritis. With minimal supervision, the candidate will coordinate the conduct of studies of inflammatory arthritis including screening, consenting, and enrolling eligible research patients; perform clinical assessments and joint exams on research patients; follow up with patients in clinic or via phone; coordinate patient care with the clinical team; regularly communicate with patients, the PI, and other clinical and research staff; assist in data entry and/or development of databases, and review and assess data collected; assist with regulatory tasks; and coordinate and conduct patient interviews and focus groups.

The candidate is expected to assist in the development of clinical pathways and examining their effectiveness in the management of inflammatory arthritis as well as participate in the development of shared decision making tools. In addition, assist in writing manuscripts and grants; provide input into the development of efficient work flows; and attend any study related meetings.

Registered Nurse; licensure in Commonwealth of PA without restriction or limitation and 1 to 2 years of experience; BSN highly preferred. Strong collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills required. Prior clinical research experience preferred.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.