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Research Nurse - Pediatrics

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis County, MO
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Doctors, Pediatrics, Nursing, General Nursing
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Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

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Job Summary

Under general supervision, coordinates clinical studies; compiles, enters, reviews, and assesses data for clinical studies; recruits, screens, and enrolls subjects; manages multiple study protocols simultaneously.

Job Duties
  • Conducts assigned clinical studies, including recruitment, enrollment, data collection, database entry, follow-up, and record maintenance, according to study guidelines. Participates in pre-study activities such as completing regulatory documents, study-specific training, and site initiation visits. May require travel.
  • Ensures the quality and integrity of assigned studies in accordance with study protocol, federal and local regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes, and local policies and procedures. Conducts ongoing quality control audits.
  • Assists PI with communication regarding study status with IRB and study sponsors.
  • Understands IRB procedures and regulatory practices. Completes IRB applications, renewals, amendments, and safety reports.
  • Participates in the Informed Consent process. Perform study procedures related to efficacy and safety. Administers clinical trial drugs, therapies, etc. according to study protocols.
  • Completes and maintains source documentation and case report forms according to project requirements. Assists with maintenance of study file documentation. Participates in monitoring visits and audits.
  • Develops and maintains rapport and open communication with subjects and their families of diverse ages, social backgrounds, and mental or physical statuses. Provides follow-up with subjects and their families to enhance adherence to study protocols and provide opportunities for subjects and their families to ask questions regarding the study, study medication, treatment, or general health care.
  • Provides back-up and cross-coverage assistance for other clinical trials unit staff as needed. Ensures study-related areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective, and efficient environment for employees, study subjects, and families. Complies with CTU, SLU, and SSM/Cardinal Glennon policies and procedures. Maintains current knowledge for professional issues through formal and informal educational meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of specialized medical/scientific terminology
  • Knowledge of medication and proper dosages
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to type and operate a personal computer
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data
  • Above-average verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate diplomacy, tact, and professional demeanor
  • Possess organizational skills, analysis, supervision, and prioritization abilities
  • Ability to have flexible hours to meet study protocol and subjects' needs

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an approved RN Program, with Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, supplemented with a Missouri RN License and two (2) years of related experience in pediatric healthcare or clinical research. Prior experience in both fields is preferred.

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee's start date will result in termination of the employment.


Clinical Research

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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
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