Aug 11, 2022

Pediatric Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

The Pediatric Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator (PCRNC) job demonstrates a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and novel treatments of complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems. This nursing role assists the health care and research teams with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This nursing role provides direction, education, and leadership. The PCRNC job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This nursing role also safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. In addition, the PCRNC will compile clinical data, review and assess data collected and enter it into a database. The PCRNC will collaborate with investigators and statistical consultants, screen and recruit subjects for clinical studies and may assist with surgical procedures as needed.

Essential Job functions:

Performance Expectation: Nursing Process
The PCRNC demonstrates competent use of the nursing process as a problem-solving model in performance of job duties as evidenced by: Demonstrates expertise in nursing process by drawing from depth and scope of knowledge and experience. Anticipates the continuum of illness and implements unique and creative approaches to meeting individualized patient and family needs. Consistently effective in ensuring positive change even in the most challenging patients. Critically evaluates own decision-making and judgment.

Performance Expectation: Nurse-Patient Relationship
The PCRNC develops and maintains a therapeutic nurse/patient relationship throughout the health care continuum. Respect for patients’ rights is an integral part of the nurse/patient relationship as reflected in our values statement as evidenced by: Utilizes and fosters expert communication techniques with patient/family and others. Utilizes interventions to optimize comfort based on experience, evidence-based practice findings, external resources, interdisciplinary collaboration and/or consultations. Anticipates patient/family needs throughout the health care continuum. Takes a leadership role in empowering patient/families to adapt to a changing health status. Demonstrates and creates a climate of valuing holistic and non-judgmental care. Challenges and adapts systems to optimize best outcomes for patient/family care.

Performance Expectation: Education
The PCRNC demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients, families and staff

Performance Expectation: Other
The PCRNC demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach based upon current evidence and on the mission of the department as evidenced by:
Develops and maintains basic competencies required to conduct clinical research
Initiates studies as primary role for assigned clinical research studies, supervises/collaborates/supports other pediatric CRCs as requested and/or coverage is needed and verifies timelines & accuracy as requested by PI & Peds administrative team. Coordinates and facilitates site qualification visits
Enrolls patients as primary role for assigned clinical research studies, supervises/collaborates/supports other pediatric CRCs as requested and/or coverage is needed and verifies timelines & accuracy as requested by PI & Peds administrative team.
Collects data as primary role for assigned clinical research studies, supervises/collaborates/supports other pediatric CRCs as requested and/or coverage is needed and verifies timelines & accuracy as requested by PI & Peds administrative team.
Manages study patient follow-up as primary role for assigned clinical research studies, supervises/collaborates/supports other pediatric CRCs as requested and/or coverage is needed and verifies timelines & accuracy as requested by PI & Peds administrative team.
Manages monitoring visits as primary role for assigned clinical research studies, supervises/collaborates/supports other pediatric CRCs as requested and/or coverage is needed and verifies timelines & accuracy as requested by PI & Peds administrative team.

Patient Population:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide equitable care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Neonates, Infant, Pediatric Adolescent

Employment Qualifications

Required Education: BSN

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred

Licensure/Certification Required: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state

Licensure/Certification Preferred: Clinical Research certificate, PALS

Years of Experience Required: Minimum 4-5 years of pediatric clinical experience

Cultural Responsiveness:
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias.

Working Conditions
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
General office environment.
Prolonged periods of working alone.

Physical Requirements
Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.), Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.), Stoop, Kneel, Squat, Balance, Bending
Work Position: Sitting, Walking, Standing


Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards
Physical Requirements: Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination), Finger Dexterity
Hazards - none

Mental/Sensory: Reasoning, Problem solving, Speak clearly, Reading, Logical Thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities

Workday Day (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.