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Clinical Research Nurse - Multi-Disciplinary Studies

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Health and Medical Services


Position Description
Clinical research nursing is the specialized practice of nursing focused on maintaining equilibrium between care of the research participant and fidelity of the research protocol. This specialty practice incorporates human subjects' protection, care coordination and continuity, contribution to clinical science, clinical practice, and study management throughout a variety of professional roles, practice settings, and clinical specialties. Uses nursing skills to evaluate, plan, implement, and document scientific research utilizing human subjects. Gathers data and analyzes results. May be responsible for participant recruitment and counseling, ethical oversight, or compilation of study results.

HSC - Lubbock

Department: TTUHSC Clinical Research Institute

Major/Essential Functions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty members interested in or currently conducting clinical research
  • Develop and maintain relationships with assigned pharmaceutical, medical device, and other medical manufacturers considering clinical trials
  • Actively market the Clinical Research Institute
  • Assist faculty/staff with development of research protocols
  • Assist with development and management of research study budget
  • Assessment:  Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the research protocol requirements and the research participants health and/or situation
  • Diagnosis: Analyzes assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.
  • Outcomes Identification: Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the research participant or situation within the parameters of the research protocol
  • Planning: Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives within parameters of the research protocol to attain expected measurable outcomes
  • Implementation:  Implements the identified healthcare and research plans
  • Coordination of care: Coordinates care delivery
  • Health teaching and health promotion: Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment
  • Evaluation:  Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes
  • Education: Seeks knowledge and competency that reflect current clinical research nursing practice and promote futuristic thinking
  • Quality of practice:  Contributes to quality nursing practice
  • Professional practice evaluation: Evaluates one's own and others' nursing practice
  • Facilitate IRB application and submission via institutional software system
  • Facilitate ongoing and timely communication with the IRB via institutional research software system
  • Recruit and enroll human subjects while protecting subjects and subjects' rights
  • Maintain Study files/documents on all assigned studies
  • Participate in the Clinical Research Institute call schedule rotation as needed
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate credentialing approval from University Medical Center Medical Staff office and other affiliated hospitals when necessary
  • Maintain CPR Certification
  • Maintain required institutional training to be able to participate in Clinical Research activities (i.e. CITI and HIPAA research training)
  • Maintain International Air Transportation Association (IATA) shipping training/certification
  • Maintain Texas registered nurse licensure
Occasional Duties
As assigned.

Required Qualifications
Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of professional nursing. Current Registered Nursing license in the state of Texas. Current certification as a Clinical Research Professional or obtains certification upon eligibility or within two (2) years of hire. Obtains and maintains appropriate credentialing approval from affiliated hospitals as required CPR certification, and participation in the call schedule for the Clinical Research Institute. Ability to work with minimal supervision, prioritizing assignments according to the needs of the study or office. Multi-tasking is essential. Able to type.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting the Human Resources website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. 

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Pay Basis: Monthly

Pay Grade Minimum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Grade Maximum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Schedule Details
Work is mostly M-F, 8-5, but could be afterhours/weekends/holidays. Travel is less than 25%, and is related to educational conferences, going to off-site clinics.

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No
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