Nurse/Clinical Research Coord

University of New Mexico
Alameda, NM
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Nurse/Clinical Research Coord

Requisition ID

Working Title
Nurse/Clinical Research Coord

Position Grade

Position Summary

Notice: Funding available through 6/30/2024;continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needsas outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications,

The division of Gastroenterology (GI) provides care forover 10,000 patients each year at the Center for Digestive Diseases. GIresearch include trials specific to digestive health and include conditions anddiseases of the liver, pancreas, biliary ducts and digestive tract. GI researchhas ongoing trials for treatment with newer drugs and biologics suing state ofthe art endoscopy expertise, facilities and equipment.

Clinical Trials Unit provides resources to enableinvestigators in the Department of Internal Medicine (DoIM) to successfullyconduct their clinical research and further their research careers. The CTU iscommitted to using our capabilities in order to foster collaborative researchefforts throughout UNM HSC, UNM Main Campus, and New Mexico. We seek to reducebarriers to clinical research for both investigators and participants so thatwe can serve the entire research community, including minorities and theunderserved.

The Nurse/Clinical Research Coordinator will collaboratewith multi-disciplinary teams in the Department of Internal Medicine, UNMH, andClinical & Translational Science Center to oversee and conduct clinicaltrials. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring the trials areconducted according to Good Clinical Practices and all federal, state, andinstitutional guidance and regulations. The Nurse/Clinical Research Coordinatorwill also provide technical guidance and training to Research Coordinators, andResearch Assistants in the CTU.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Collaborates with the study team(s) at UNMH and theClinical and Translational Sciences Center to arrange for subject enrollmentand follow-up visits.
2. Screen and review clinic patients for potentialenrollment.
3.Administersprescribed study medications, performs phlebotomy, monitors vital signs, and/orperforms other specialized nursing procedures, as appropriate to the specificneeds of the study and individual subjects.
3. Ensures thatclinical activities are carried out in accordance with established researchprotocol and standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations,policies, and procedural requirements.
4. Monitors andrecords patient response to treatment, and communicates study data and resultsto investigators and appropriate members of the study team; maintains completesource documentation and oversees the preparation of study activity reports forsponsors and various medical, legal and regulatory bodies, as appropriate.
5. Attends regular studyteam and sponsor arranged meetings and provides regular reports on studyprogress. 10%
6. Train research staff on clinical procedures andimplementing clinical trials.
7. Performs miscellaneous job duties as assigned

The selected candidate must have the ability to workflexible hours, as required by the study and the ability to drive offsite tosee patients, as required by the study protocol.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • CPR Certified.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • May be required to submit immunization records for review for required vaccines and TB testing.
  • Must maintain certification and/or licensure status.
  • May be required to complete department-specific professional development activities.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in Nursing; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: State of New Mexico Licensed Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the multistate privilege to practice compact with New Mexico.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experienceconducting clinical trials
  • Experiencerecruiting patients to participate in research studies
  • Demonstratedwork experience with blood draws, human samples and processing
  • Demonstratedworking knowledge of EMR and chart review
  • Stronginterpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively witha wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Additional Requirements

Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM

IM Gastroentrology (852G)

Employment Type

Staff Type
Term - Full-Time

Term End Date


Hourly: $31.48 - $45.06

Benefits Eligible
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement
As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.

Background Check Required

For Best Consideration Date

Eligible for Remote Work

Eligible for Remote Work Statement

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.
A complete application includes:
1) Cover Letter detailing your directly related experience
2) Resume
3) List of at least 3 supervisory references

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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