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Research Nurse Job

Job Number: RIH16067

Job Title: Research Nurse

Department: INEUR Ott HCC - 7291006

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

5 years clinical research experience and active CITI certification strongly preferred.

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.

Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.

A professional level of knowledge in nursing to assess patients’ eligibility for study inclusion and to assess response to treatment.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, physicians and research investigators.

Organizational ability to develop and maintain records for study patients.

Analytical ability to assess abnormalities or problems with protocols.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


At least one year on-the-job experience as a staff nurse in an area related to the specific research project in order to gain professional skills to function with little direct supervision.

Up to three months on-the-job training to become familiar with research projects.

Under general supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, assists in the identification, recruitment and follow up of patients participating in a clinical research project. Assists in promoting, explaining and implementing clinical investigation studies. Collects data and monitors patients’ programs, assuring adherence to established protocols. Recommends changes when indicated. May administer medications or perform other related functions as part of study requirements.