Cedars-Sinai Research Nurse - Clinical & Translational Research Center in Los Angeles, California
Job Posting: Every Skill. Every Effort. Everything We Have. When the work you do every day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fourth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) has an opening for a Research Nurse. The Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) supports innovative, patient-oriented research across the Medical Center. The Research Nurse works under direct supervision and coordinates all aspects of research, including interactions with research personnel and projects participants, data-related tasks, patient recruitment and logistical organization. The Research Nurse I ensures all patient care and related family interactions are performed with sensitivity to the developmental needs. Duties will include but are not limited to, recruitment of study participants, document study participant enrollment, assessment/reassessment, education, and liaison between study participant and PI or other research staff. Nurse acts as liaison between clinical investigators, pharmaceutical company representatives, research staff and volunteer research participants. Must be able to provide clinical research nursing support, providing patient care in an outpatient or inpatient setting related to research protocol requirements (vitals, clinical assessments, EKG, infusions, sample collection, etc.). Must be able to provide technical nursing support related to data collection of research protocols, including tissue sample collections (phlebotomy, pathological tissues, etc.), processing (spinning, triaging, DNA isolation, pellet formation, etc.), and data collection reporting to principal investigators and/or pharmaceutical company representatives. May provide mobile nurse visits for research purposes to other sites on Cedars-Sinai campus. Must have ability to maintain databases of research activity with increased levels of responsibility as needed per protocol. Must be trained in Human Subjects Protections and oversee research subject compliance requirements per research protocol. Prepares data spreadsheets for investigator and/or department. Prepares and updates investigation binder and completes CRFs (Case Report Forms). May assist in preparation of IRB submissions, data compilation, grant proposals, publication preparation, and presentations. Assists in special projects as assigned. Should be able to prioritize tasks, be detail minded, and be an effective communicator. Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening, and a pre-employment physical.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
California R.N. License, AHA BLS required; Certification in ACRP/CCRP or SOCRA preferred
■ One year clinical nursing experience required.
■ Additional previous research nursing experience preferred
■ Proficient in the establishment and maintenance of intravenous access.
■ Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care based on physical/social, education, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in the CTRC.
■ Demonstrated commitment to quality service & care, team work and CSMC goals
■ Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients, their physicians and/or families; pharmaceutical company representative, and other project personnel. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and can be consistently accurate, legible, and timely.
■ Strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks, frequently with short time frames, prioritize and organize work and to complete assignments in a timely fashion. Must be able to execute all aspects of clinical research, including maintaining patient files, creating database spreadsheets, case report forms, and to be performed in an accurate and timely manner.
■ MS Office (WORD, EXCEL) experience preferred.
Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
■ Must be able to stand and walk distances over the greater portion of the assigned shift.