Clinical Research

Connecticut, United States
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The PET Center is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to providing the highest quality of nuclear imaging research. In support of this mission, this position will provide clinical support under a best-practices model for research subjects during all phases of PET studies; manage PET nursing/clinical requirements; participate in data acquisitions; and, interface with the Medical Director and PET leadership to ensure the highest standards of Clinical Care.

Essential Duties

1. Plans, directs, and implements the daily activities of patient care. 2. Contributes to developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures related to nursing. 3. Contributes to developing, implementing , evaluating and revising research protocols related to nursing as indicated. 4. Provides patient and family education on appropriate disease process to include, but not limited to signs and symptoms, treatment, purpose and side effects of medications. 5. Follows-up on patient lab results and work with clinical faculty to develop a follow-up plan that is communicated to the patient and family. 6. Serves as the primary contact for all patients and their family concerning management and treatment of their disease by arranging for prescription refills, telephone follow-up, clinical visits, home care visits, and emergency room visits. 7. Collaborates with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care. 8. Creates and maintains effective, positive customer service relationships by identifying patient and family needs, ensuring that needs are met and responding appropriately to difficult interactions. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, research environment, adapting to changing requirements, and functioning as a collaborative team member.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated clinical abilities in an acute or sub acute setting including procedures such as arterial line placements, IV/a-line management, documentation and supervision of vital signs, administration of novel pharmacologic compounds, physical exams to rule out underlying diseases and appropriate handling of urgent and emergency clinical events.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to work with acutely and chronically ill patients with a large variety of disorders, including cancer, endocrinopathies, and primary neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and substance use disorders.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of Yale internal and external contacts, including those from governmental and industrial entities.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability to perform detail orientated tasks that can be applied to changing clinical protocols based on specific research or clinical requirements.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

APRN or CNRA with 2-5 years experience in Med-Surg environment caring for acutely ill patients. Experience scheduling and supervising clinical resources, and administering clinical care as a manager will be considered a supplemental and tangible asset. Experience with research imaging studies or clinical trials involving the pharmaceutical industry.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the work involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, and occasional slight lifting. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds when transferring a patient from chair or wheelchair to exam table and turning patients for examination. Proper body mechanics must be used when maneuvering patients.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

ACLS and arterial line placement certification.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: