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The Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3) https://marcuscenter.duke.edu/ has an immediate opportunity for a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in their research team located at 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, N.C.
MC3 Vision: To live in a world where every person has access to high quality and effective cell
MC3 Mission: Together we design, develop and deliver the highest quality cellular therapies to improve health
100% Grant funded
This position involves FDA regulated research in cell therapy for children and adults. Studies range from phase I to phase 3. Indications include autism, CP, HIE, apraxia, MS, and inherited disorders of metabolism. The CRNC will work closely with a team of CRCs, research nurses, and nurse practitioners to screen potential participants, conduct study infusions, assess for adverse events, and report data. The ideal candidate will have very strong written communication skills, organization, and attention to detail.
Knowledgeable in regulatory and institutional policies and processes; applies appropriately in study documentation, protocol submissions, and SOPs. May train others in these policies and processes. Under supervision, assists with managing investigational products including arrival, storage, and handling (requisitions, inventory, and reordering). Under supervision, prepares for study monitoring and audit visits. Maintains participant level documentation for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural and interventional studies) and/or require access to the Duke EHR. May train or oversee others. Follows SOPs and strategies to manage and retain research subjects. Recruits research participants according to study protocol. Screens participants for complex studies (e.g., procedural and interventional studies). May train or oversee others. Develops or helps develop SOPs. May train or oversee others. Independently employs simple procedures for collecting, preparing, processing, shipping, and maintaining inventory of specimens. Maintains study level documentation for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural and interventional studies). May train or oversee others. Conducts and plans for complex study visits. May train staff. Participates in study team meetings.
Recognizes known potential adverse events, identified in the protocol or investigator brochure, and reports to study team. Conducts and documents consent for participants for all types of studies, including those that are complex in nature and/or require any orders in Maestro Care. May train or oversee others. Develops consent plans and documents for participants in a variety of studies. May train or oversee others. Develops and submits documentation and information for IRB review. Communicates with the IRB staff and reviewers and handles issues appropriately. May train or oversee others. Prepares and submits documents needed for regulatory and safety reporting to sponsors and other agencies. May train or oversee others.
Enters and collects data. Develops data entry or collection SOPs or tools. May provide oversight or training to study team members collecting or entering data. Independently corrects and documents incomplete, inaccurate or missing data for non-complex studies. Follows SOPs for quality assurance. Runs summaries and reports on existing data. Follows required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance.
Demonstrates a basic understanding of the elements of research study designs. Study and Site Management: Prepares for, coordinates, and actively participates in site visits. Communicates effectively with sponsors and/or CROs. Uses clinical research management system and its reports to manage research participants' activities, calendars, tracking/marking financial milestones, and all aspects of study visits. Uses required EMR functionalities to manage participants and study visits. May train others. Records basic protocol information in clinical research management system. Ensures that studies are conducted in compliance with institutional requirements and other policies. Follows protocol-specific systems and process flows. As directed, assists in preparing studies for closeout, (e.g., packing files, documenting files for storage, shipping extra supplies back to sponsor).
Proactively seeks opportunities to add relevant skills and certifications to own portfolio. Keeps current with research updates by attending key external departmental meetings (i.e. Research Wednesday, RPN, additional training, etc.). Navigates processes and people involved in Duke clinical research, demonstrates the organizational awareness, and has the interpersonal skills necessary to get work done efficiently. Develops and implements solutions that work within the existing leadership or organizational structure. Demonstrates resilience and is adaptive to change. Communicates effectively with others, regardless of reporting relationship, to accomplish shared work objectives.
Description of Clinical Responsibilities:
* Pediatric Medication
* Peripheral IV Insertion and Maintenance
* Alaris Pump Set up and Use
Cell Therapy Administration
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associates Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelors degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date. Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Maintain compliance with required hospital and unit specific training competencies as well as an active RN status with the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).
Twelve months of appropriate clinical nursing experience is required.
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