Research Nurse - Clinic-Clinical Trials (0.7 FTE, Days)

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Category: Nursing Staff
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94034
Req: 17421
FTE: 0.7

Nursing Staff

0.7 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Research Nurse assists in facilitating the conduct of clinical research in the outpatient settings in support of a specified medical research program by performing clinical, research, investigative or epidemiologic duties; coordinates the recruitment of research subjects; collects, verifies, stores, and retrieves information through medical histories of study subjects; safeguards the rights and wellbeing of study participants; provides general operational support and administrative duties related to clinical activities for research study.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Ensure the safety of study participants and maintain communication with their families/caregivers and clinicians.

  • Provide clinical and administrative nursing support and oversight for research clinical trials based on scope of practice.

  • Responsible for subject recruitment and study enrollment goals. Determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in research activities.

  • Collaborate with principal investigators, study sponsor, clinical staff, researchers, outside vendors, and other staff to coordinate study visits, administer treatment and execute study protocols. Report serious adverse events and resolve study queries.

  • Conduct study participant evaluations according to the study protocol, assess adverse events, and apply triage and judgment to determine course of action.  Responsibilities include data acquisition, data management. Utilize systems to organize, collect, report and monitor data collection. 

  • Administer medications and treatments per study protocol for research study participants.  

  • May collect, process, and ship lab specimens.

  • Comply with institutional policies, standard operating procedures, and guidelines, and prepare and submit documentation as required by the study protocol, study sponsor, and regulatory authorities.  Manage essential regulatory documents and handle confidential information (verbal and written) with tact and diplomacy, adhering to all HIPAA guidelines.

  • Work collaboratively with research team staff, coordinating staffing or scheduling assignments as needed.

  • Participate in budget preparation and billing reconciliation for research study activities.

  • Identify, recruit, and enroll study participants, as well as maintain study participant records and determine participant criteria.  Participate in the informed consent process.

  • Participate and host monitor visits.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance.  Provide leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes.  Regularly inspect study documents to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.  Respond to Institutional Review Board requests and questions.

  • Educate staff on study objectives, inclusion/exclusion criteria and all study procedures.

  • Provide leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes; define best practices.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree (BSN) required

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License: CA Registered Nurse License

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $146,619.20 to $183,892.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.