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Clinical Research Nurse Phase 1 - Onsite (Full Time, Day shift)

RI - ADMINISTRATION Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 26366


Job Summary

The Phase 1 Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator is part of a central team of specialized research professionals within the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Research Institute (NCH-RI). This research position reports directly to the NCH-RI Clinical Trials Office (CTO) Manager but works closely with Lead CRA's, Study Team (PI, Sub-I's, CRC', etc.), NCH-RI departments and Nicklaus Children's Hospital (NCH) department administrators, and other clinical research professionals to help ensure that clinical research and related activities are performed in accordance with all applicable Federal regulations, NCH/NCH-RI applicable policies and sponsor policies/requirements. This research position will also coordinate team activities to ensure studies are carried out according to protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and applicable guidelines and regulations. 

Job Specific Duties

  • Coordinates team activities to ensure studies are carried out according to protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs) applicable guidelines and regulations, and within budget.
  • Plans logistical activity for procedures as per protocol and ensures thorough resource planning. Identifies risks on study and ensures that actions are implemented to mitigate risks identified. 
  • Ensures study specific training materials, documents, and records are prepared and delivered or coordinate training, dry runs, simulations and tests as required. 
  • Implements, monitors, and assesses the need for training programs to maintain staff skill proficiency, including annual validation and currency of required certifications and licenses.
  • Provides protocol-specific training to research study team and NCH hospital/department staff directly involved with the care/treatment of research patients. 
  • Works with NCH-RI staff to assist with developing, updating and implementing new Research Standard Operating Procedures, guidance documents, standard work and work flows (related to early phase research). 
  • Coordinates, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care to clinical trial study participants including but not limited to Adverse Event reporting and other support activities.
  • Provides nursing-related care to clinical trial study participants as outlined (and applicable) in the study protocol. 
  • Coordinates and executes the collection, compilation, and analysis of clinical research data from studies conducted by PIs and study teams at Nicklaus Children’s and the NCH-RI. 
  • Interacts with patients and families to recruit study subjects and ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies. 
  • Attends and participates in investigator meetings, pre-study visits/initiation or coordinator meetings. Produces quality documentation, including completion of assessments within the specified time. 
  • Coordinates and responsible for the collection of blood samples (PK samples and other), cultures, tissues and other specimens as required by protocol.
  • Prepares oral presentations/written reports/data requests describing progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions as it relates to research at Nicklaus.  
  • Communicates with the Sponsor or representatives regarding scheduling and facilitation of study monitor visits and facilitates communication between PI and Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representatives. 
  • Reviews protocol and provides study feasibility input to the NCH-RI Leadership and Study Start-up Team. Works with QI/QA team to ensure quality standards are being met and reports adverse events, protocol deviations.
  • Ensures compliance of general and study specific regulatory related processes with SOPs, FDA, NIH, and applicable regulations for the reporting of events to regulatory agencies.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of protocols, forms/questionnaires and the preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate for local, Investigator Initiated studies. 


Minimum Job Requirements

  • BSN – Bachelors of Science in Nursing 
  • RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • IATA certification completion required within 3 months of hire date
  • American Heart Association ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) certification required within 3 months of hire
  • American Heart Association PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification completion required within 6 months of hire
  • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • 2-4 years of professional research or healthcare experience
  • 1-3 years of Phase 1 clinical research experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • ARNP highly preferred
  • Clinical research certification (e.g., CCRC, CCRP, CRA) preferred
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Pediatric Nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred
  • Experience in neurology, neurosurgery, or oncology preferred
  • Experienced with database management tools and/or REDCap preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of Phase I clinical trials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical research trial design and execution
  • Experienced with electronic medical record and clinical trial management software applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Effective organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to comprehend professional and scientific journals
  • Ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to a wide variety of intellectual and practical problems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Willing to work off-hours depending on the study requirements

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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

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We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

Empower yourself, help others.

Nicklaus Children’s encourages team members to believe in their ability to affect positive change in the world through everything they do with us.

Advocate for the right way.

Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

Transformation is growth.

At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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