Clin Research RN (T3)

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Universit of Colorado Cancer Center
Job Title (Working and/or Official)
Position #00683162 - Requisition 07560
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.
Job Summary
The University of Colorado Cancer Center, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is Colorado's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center's clinical partner for adult care, University of Colorado Hospital is ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News and World Report for cancer care and Children's Hospital Colorado is ranked 9 th by the same organization. The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network¬ , an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America's top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center is a consortium of approximately 400 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three clinical institutions, all working toward one goal: Translating science into life.
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Clinical Research RN. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position serves in the Cancer Center and the Cancer Clinical Trials Office.
The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) provides support to clinical investigators on all activities related to the successful conduct of clinical trial research. This is the cornerstone to translate basic science knowledge of the cancer process into clinically useful treatment for patients. In addition to acting as a clinical research coordinator, the RN is responsible for drug administration, Infusions, pharmacokinetic sampling, toxicity checks, and protocol specific tests and procedures specifically related to clinical research studies.
Examples of Work Performed
+ Assures adherence to all research standards as set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), University of Colorado Hospital, University of Colorado Denver (UCD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other pertinent regulatory agencies.
+ Relays timely information to Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in regard to protocols (e.g. addition of investigators, amendments, serious adverse events, consent form changes, monitoring visits, correspondence, continuing review and study termination reports) to ensure quality study flow and ensure that all governing regulations are being adhered to.
+ Obtains medical history and current medications, reviews protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria, and confirms eligibility of subject. Ensures that the informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented and filed as required.
+ Recruits and interviews prospective subjects for multiple clinical studies. Familiarizes potential subjects with the details of the study through phone contacts and personal interviews.
+ Schedules subject participation in research, coordinating availability of necessary space, laboratory and physician support. Coordinates with pharmacy staff dispensing of study medication under the direction of the Principal Investigator and/or Sub-investigators.
+ Assures compliance with protocol details, completes necessary records, and coordinates scheduling of subject and monitoring visits. Accurately transfers source documentation into Case Report Form (CRF) within 10 working days. Is familiar with all records required for each study, reviews records after each visit for completeness and accuracy. Maintains patient clinical research files.
+ Recognizes adverse events and serious events and promptly notifies appropriate parties; e.g. Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, FDA, Data Safety and Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator.
+ Serves as a contact person for ongoing clinical research studies and meets with representatives from sponsoring pharmaceutical firms or in-house staff for initial orientation to studies and for review of study records.
+ Participates in DSMC audits.
Patient Care Responsibilities
+ Collaborates with hospital staff to ensure tests and procedures required by clinical protocols are performed and documented. These include, but are not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen processing, EKG's, drug administration, Infusions, pharmacokinetic sampling, toxicity checks, and protocol specific tests and procedures.
+ May be called upon to perform the following specific tests and procedures specifically related to the research study: a) electrocardiogram, b) blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature measurements, c) phlebotomy and specimen processing and shipping, d) pulse oximetry.
+ Collaborates with the clinical team in developing all aspects of patient care.
+ Assesses patient's pertinent health history.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttps://www.cu.edu/es.
Please Note: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
+ Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
+ Experience: R.N. with a minimum of 1 year of RN experience
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATION: Candidates must have an active RN License. Candidates must have an active Colorado nursing license or ability to obtain their Colorado license prior to start date.
Preferred Qualifications
+ 1 year of RN experience in research and/or oncology
+ Bachelors of Science in nursing (BSN)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task.
+ Good command of the English language, both written and verbal.
+ Knowledge of common pharmaceutical terminology
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Please do not e-mail materials to job posting contact. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2). A current resume/CV 3). List of 5 professional references. Questions should be directed to amy.wallace@ucdenver.edu.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 27, 2016. Those who do not apply by that date may or may not be considered.


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