Research Nurse Supv

Under general supervision coordinates the identification recruitment and follow up of patients participating in clinical research studies. In collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team promotes explains and assists in the implementation of clinical research studies. Collects data monitors programs and assures adherence to established protocols. May coordinate clinical trails data collection involving research teams from other institutions. Participated in analysis of data and in preparation of papers for publication.


Assists research physician in identifying patients meeting criteria for inclusion in specific clinical research studies. Assures all requirements for protocol eligibility are met. Contacts appropriate attending physicians to explain study and gain cooperation.

Following established guidelines obtains patients� informed consent; may write forms specific to individual studies submit to Patient Protection Committee for approval.

Establishes study record for each participant abstracting pertinent information from medical record.

Monitors adherence to protocol through review of patient records data collection sheets and through regular contact with patient and members of the health care team. May prepare schema appropriate to specific study protocol depicting concise criteria for use in monitoring process. Alerts physicians when laboratory studies follow up data etc. are due. Abstract information from data collection sheets to determine response to treatment and to identify abnormalities or problems associated with treatment protocols. Alerts appropriate health care and/or research team members as necessary.

Interviews selects evaluates and as necessary disciplines research nursing other professional staff and related clerical support personnel. Directs work of subordinates to gather data and to prepare and maintain records for research investigatory studies.

Monitors budget to assure specific projects remain within budgetary limits. May participate in the evaluation and selection of supplies and equipment.

May make recommendations to the research physician regarding revision of protocols assessment and report of on-going studies and review of new proposals.

Maintains liaison with pharmaceutical companies clinical centers and other participants in the study projects to gather and exchange information. May serve as central resource to coordinate research data collection from multiple outside institutions participating in related investigatory studies. Assures timely and accurate receipt and processing of information for analysis by investigators.

May research literature to assess related findings and to assist in writing papers for publication.

May perform duties of Research Nurse as required with direct patient contact to administer drugs obtain specimens perform EKG�s or related functions.

Maintains and enhances professional expertise through participation in appropriate educational activities.


Other information:

Bachelor�s Degree level of knowledge including course work in chemistry biology and pharmacology .

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.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients physicians research investigators and other professionals both within and outside the Hospital.

Supervisory skills to direct and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Analytical ability to classify and evaluate data to assess abnormalities or problems with protocols and to monitor a budget.

Organizational ability to develop and maintain records to monitor adherence to protocols and to coordinate data collection from multiple outside sources.

A professional level of knowledge in nursing to assess a wide variety of patients for inclusion in studies and to assess response to treatment.

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


At least two years progressively more responsible experience in clinical nursing including experience in a research area.

Some exposure to patient care areas with some walking between patient care areas.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union