University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 99562

Position Summary:
The Research Nurse Coordinator works within the School of Medicine and Public Health-Department of Radiology. It is the Department's mission to foster and support innovative research.

The Research Nurse Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ancillary staff, including but not limited to physicians, medical physicists, other nursing personnel, research coordinators, technologists, associated faculty, researchers, and graduate students in the management of clinical trials for the Department of Radiology. Studies are conducted within Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR), UW Health Clinics, UW Hospital (UWH) or Health Emotions Research Institute (HERI). This involves participating in the daily management of research subjects enrolled in clinical trials and administrative management of clinical research trial activity for industry-sponsored, National Institute of Health (NIH) funded, and investigator-initiated trials. Recruitment of volunteers, scheduling, data collection and all associated coordinator assessments necessary to a given protocols' completion are included in the responsibilities. The Research Nurse Coordinator is expected to follow the policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for excellence and professionalism established by the UW, Department of Radiology, Institutional Review Board (IRB), NIH, Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Clinical and Translational Research Core (CTRC), Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), industry sponsors, and other organizations, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Principal duties:
(25%) Recruit and screen potential study participants and present research protocols, including possible risks and benefits of study participation, required study visits and procedures, the participant's rights as a research subject, and obtain informed consent.

(25%) Participate in clinical trial subject visits - including but not limited to performing: vital sign measurements; sample collection, (e.g., blood, stool); sample processing; IV insertion for contrast or other administration during study procedures; monitoring study participant's progression and outcomes through basic nursing assessments and specific assessments required by study protocols. This will involve participation in training and routine training updates.

(20%) Schedule study visits and imaging scans. Collect data on study participants enrolled in research protocols. This data collection will involve direct research participant communication and may include collecting data from the subject's medical records. Data will be documented in electronic or paper case report forms; these include detailed medical histories, laboratory and procedure test results, concomitant medications, adverse events, and serious adverse events that will be reported to the sponsor, the UW and outside institutional review boards. Maintain study folders (paper and/or electronic) in standard Radiology Research Program format. Maintain regulatory binders. Manage study data that is consistent with UW compliance standards.

(15%) Provide effective, timely and on-going communication with the research teams regarding the status of a protocol's progress. Including taking an active role is study start up planning and other various meetings.

(5%) Ensure confidentiality of information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Maintain HIPAA compliance with any protected health information related to the duties described at all times.

(5%) Prepare informational materials, conduct in-services, and answer queries from study participants and health care providers related to the medical care of research participants and maintaining compliance with each study protocol.

(5%) Assist in preparation and submission of documents for research trials, including departmental research applications; protocols, DSMB, and NIH reports, and CTRC applications and reviews.

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