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Renown Health Cardiovascular Research Nurse in Reno, Nevada

Cardiovascular Research Nurse

Requisition id: 156472

Department: 250701 Clinical Trials Administration

Facility: Medical Studies

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day

Category: Nursing

Location: Reno,NV

Position Purpose:

This position, under the general direction of the Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, is responsible for the

management of all aspects of cardiovascular clinical research within the Institute, including but not limited to regulatory

activities, IRB submissions, study start-up, subject screening and enrollment, data collection and entry, drug

accountability, study close-out, and assisting in financial processes. Additionally, the position requires the research

nurse to operate within the context of evidence based nursing practice and the theory of caring.

Nature and Scope:

This position requires the execution and maintenance of all research protocols according to applicable regulations and

guidelines. The research nurse must be highly organized, able to work independently as well as part of a team, exhibit

flexibility to work between departments within the research division and the institution, and have excellent interpersonal

skills to communicate effectively with physicians, research staff, ancillary personnel, as well as patients and families.

The research nurse actively recruits new clinical trials including developing liaisons with collaborators, sponsors, and

external regulatory agencies to facilitate this process.

Knowledge and application of regulatory requirements pertinent to clinical trial conduct are required [including Federal

Guidelines on Human Subjects in Research, International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), Health Insurance

Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and International Air Transport Association (IATA)].

The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor,

psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the adult and geriatric patient population served and meets standards of quality

as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.

Evidence based nursing practice; along with critical thinking skills are required to provide optimally safe practice when

interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing

practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.

It is common to encounter potential hazards in the healthcare environment. Some of these hazards could include, but are

not limited to: radiation, toxic chemicals, biological hazards, heat, noise, dust and stress. Renown Health has a Safety

Management Program in place that addresses these issues.


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This position does provide patient care.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred

Education: Must have working level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. BSN preferred.

Experience: Three years cardiovascular nursing experience, plus two years experience working on clinical trials as a study coordinator preferred. Minimum of one year of RN experience required.

License(s): Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.

Certification(s): BLS certification by American Heart Association standards. Human Subject Protection Certificate or CITI Training Certificate required. IATA certification required within 6 months. CCRP and/or CCRC preferred.

Computer / Typing: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Essential Physical Requirements

It is common to encounter potential hazards in the healthcare environment. Some of these hazards could include, but are

not limited to: radiation, toxic chemicals, biological hazards, heat, cold, noise, dust and stress. Renown Health has a

Safety Management program in place addressing these issues.