Rush University Medical Center  Clinical Research Nurse 1 - Rush Oak Park Cancer Center in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Clinical Research Nurse 1 - Rush Oak Park Cancer Center


Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Oncology

Job Number: 2018-2455

Job Description:

At Rush Oak Park, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush Oak Park? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Clinical Research Nurse I position in Rush Oak Park Cancer Center

The ideal potential employee will occasionally travel to Rush University Medical Center campus in Chicago, Illinois

Position Highlights:

The Clinical Research Nurse I exists under the umbrella of the Office of Research Affairs with day-to-day oversight from the Department. This role functions as part of a research team (that may consist of Investigators, Clinical Research Coordinators, Data Managers, Regulatory Coordinators, and other Nursing Staff). The Clinical Research Nurse I conducts clinical trials and potentially helps to develop studies and projects. Under the direction of the Investigator, the Clinical Research Nurse I is responsible for subject recruitment, eligibility, enrollment, informed consent, retention, education, and protocol adherence. Clinical responsibilities include monitoring toxicities, assessing clinical response and providing exemplary patient care while ensuring the protocol is conducted in a high quality manner. The Clinical Research Nurse I conducts clinical research in compliance with Rush, State, and Federal guidelines. In addition, the Clinical Research Nurse I communicates research-related information to patients, families, nursing, and medical staff as necessary. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Creates standard research orders.

  • Evaluates and assesses subject eligibility for inclusion in research protocols (pre-screening, screening, and enrollment).

  • Obtains informed consent and document according to institutional policy.

  • Performs subject evaluations, administers medication, and provides nursing support to perform diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures.

  • Identifies and communicates process improvements relative to safety monitoring.

  • Develops and implements procedures for data quality assurance.

  • Serves as the team member accountable for protocol adherence.

  • Ensures study team members are performing activities within the established research protocol (as outlined in the Delegation of Authority Log).

  • Maintains communications (both written and verbal) on a regular schedule with the Investigator and/or the assigned contact.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include :

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required.

  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience.

  • Ability to communicate complex regulatory concepts in everyday language.

  • Ability to develop rapport with a diverse set of individuals and departments.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with a solution-orientation.

  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical research principles, regulatory requirements, and ethical guidelines preferred

  • Utilizes professional judgment and critical decision making skills required to plan for and provide care to research subjects and/or patients.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.