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Type of Research: This CRNC position is embedded within the DHVI CRU, crossing all age groups, from Pediatrics, to Adults and Older Adults. We participate in all phases of studies, typically Phase 2/3. Study team members work as a whole to integrate communication, participant safety and overall team goals being met.
Operations: 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. Participates in or leads the development of institutional policies and guidance documents about managing investigational product (IP). Serves as expert resource and trainer to implement and comply with systems for managing and documenting IP. Prepares for and provides support for study monitoring and audit visits, including support for the reviewer. Addresses and corrects findings. May train others. 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. Employs strategies to maintain retention rates. Evaluates processes to identify problems with retention. May train or oversee others. Employs and may develop strategies to maintain recruitment rates and evaluate processes to identify problems. Escalates issues. May train or oversee others. 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. Collects, prepares, processes, ships, and maintains the inventory of research specimens, primarily those requiring complex procedures. May train or oversee others. 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.
Ethics: Identifies all AEs, and determines whether or not they are reportable. Collaborates with the PI to determine AE attributes, including relatedness to study. May train or oversee others. 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.
Data: 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. Ensures accuracy and completeness of data for all studies, including those that are complex in nature. Recognizes data quality trends and escalates as appropriate. May develop tools for, and train others in, data quality assurance procedures. Recognizes and reports security of physical and electronic data vulnerabilities. May develop or review RDSPs for multiple study protocols. Maps a protocol's data flow plan including data capture, storage, transfer, management, quality, and preparation for analysis (may include data from EDCs, EHR, mobile apps, etc.). May train or oversee others. Independently uses and implements technology to enhance productivity or process. May train or oversee others.
Science: Under guidance, develops sections of protocols for simple studies (e.g., registries, survey studies). Demonstrates a basic understanding of the elements of research study designs. Provides some contribution to scientific publications or presentations (no authorship).
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, including minimum footprint, calendars, tracking/marking financial milestones, and all aspects of study visits. May train others. Collects appropriate information to determine whether the study team's participation in a specific trial is feasible. May make recommendations. For studies with complex supplies or equipment, ensures that there are ample supplies and that equipment is in good working order. May forecast staffing needs. May train or oversee others. Ensures that studies are conducted in compliance with institutional requirements and other policies. Follows, and may develop or implement, protocol-specific systems and documents including process flows. May train or oversee others. Prepares studies for closeout and document storage. May train or oversee others.
Leadership: Works with the manager to understand areas of opportunity and develop a training plan. Takes training courses and applies the knowledge and skills. May also train others in the skills learned. 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. Demonstrates resilience and is adaptive to change. Uses advanced subject matter expertise in the therapeutic area or clinical research to solve problems. Communicates effectively with others, regardless of reporting relationship, to accomplish shared work objectives.
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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