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Clinical Research Nurse - Illingworth (RN)

Rochester, NY


Hiring Company

Aveanna Healthcare

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Position Description


Job Overview:
Aveanna Healthcare is seeking nurses i.e. Registered Nurses to act as a key member of the clinical research nurse team to ensure clinical trials are carried out according to individual approved protocols. Complete clinical trial visits on-site with investigator teams, or in an off-site capacity, working remotely visiting patients’ homes, workplace, or other suitable safe locations. Must work in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, Code of Professional Conduct, Directives and other regulatory, national and local requirements.
Previous research experience preferred; not required. Responsibilities may vary depending on individual project requirements.

Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) – Illingworth (RN) Job Responsibilities:
·Fully conversant with the trial protocol, Case Report Forms (CRFs/eCRF), off-site manual (if applicable), supporting documents, procedures, and timelines to enable day to day running of the trial including all relevant SOPsCommunicate effectively with the Aveanna & Illingworth research nurse project manager (RNPM), Research nurse manager, site staff and the Principal Investigator, to ensure a smooth and efficient flow of information
Maintain accurate documentation including electronic transfer of data as per Aveanna/Illingworth SOPs throughout the trial, ensuring subject confidentiality, adhering to GCP and data protection requirements
Attend Site Initiation Visits (SIV) as required and any other necessary meetings, including multi-disciplinary, project management and client-facing meetings.
Coordinate (working with the RN team) and complete subject trial visits on- and off-site. Ensure all trial related procedures and assessments are completed according to the protocol and relevant SOPs and that data is collected accurately
Administer trial medication as per the protocol, and facilitate the safe storage, transfer, and accountability of trial medication in accordance with Illingworth SOPs
Process and safely package and dispatch samples, liaising with courier companies and organizations in line with project requirements and supporting documents
Assist in identifying potentially eligible patients for research projects and assist with patient recruitment into clinical trials providing information and support for those patients for on- and off-site care
Ensure the accurate reporting of adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs)/suspected unexpected serious adverse reactions (SUSARs) to the site team and relevant RNPM, providing support for any additional follow up that may be required
Report any suspected misconduct or fraud to Aveanna & Illingworth and associated companies
Where performing duties on-site, responsibilities may include those above and the following:Assist clinicians in taking consent from subjects, or to take consent according to the protocol when delegated to do so
Assist with the maintenance of Investigator Site files

Facilitate and assist monitoring visits and source data verification (SDV) by liaising with Investigators, multi-disciplinary research team and Client Company representatives (e.g., Clinical Research Associate (CRA), auditor)
Provide support to obtain regulatory approvals e.g., completion and submission of Research Ethics Committee applications and amendments and local site approvals.
Administers research interventions; collects patient data according to protocol specifications; evaluates the patient response to therapy; and integrates evidence-based practice into nursing practice
Provides care to acute and complex patient populations and utilizes appropriate professional judgment and critical decision making in planning and providing care
The CRN masters all nursing skills and associated technology for clinical trial(s)
Depending on the Statement of Work (SOW), the CRN has the ability to take human samples I.e. blood, urine, nasal, nasopharyngeal, other
As applicable, and per the Statement of Work (SOW), the CRN specializes in the administration of medications and fluids through an intravenous (IV) line, central line, or venous access port. Starting lines and maintaining IV access.
Proper biohazardous waste utilization, transport and disposal
Maintains appropriate infection control standards and precautions
Proper utilization of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Minimum Requirements:
Active and in good standing nursing license i.e. Registered nurse with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. Adolescent and adult experience required. Pediatric experience preferred Experience and knowledge of clinical research nursing skills such as venipuncture, IV administration (PICC lines, Port-a-cath, Central lines etc.) and ECG/EKG preferable
Meets professional nursing standards and pertinent local, state, and federal requirements
Strong therapeutic communication and written skills
Preferable administrative data entry work experience I.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Flexibility and timeliness in completing assigned tasks

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English Must be able to travel up to 90% of the time
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must complete with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Program i.e. N-95 respirator, face shields/goggles, gloves, gowns and if applicable, show coverings
Must be able to sufficiently move equipment without assistance Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting Must be able to sit and climb stairs
Must have visual and hearing acuity

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