Research Nurse

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.


Assists research physician in identification of patients meeting criteria for involvement in specific clinical investigation studies assuring all requirements for protocol eligibility have been met. May contact appropriate physician to explain study and gain cooperation.

Facilitates obtaining informed consent of patient following guidelines set forth by Patient Protection Committee.

Establishes and/or maintains record for each participant abstracting pertinent information from medical record.

Maintains regular contact with patient and members of health care team to monitor adherence to protocols continuously reviewing patient records and data collection sheets alerting physician when laboratory studies follow up data etc. are due.

May have direct patient contact to administer medications obtain specimens perform EKG�s or other related functions as appropriate for the specific study project.

Continuously evaluates patient�s response to treatment. Alerts appropriate members of health care and/or research team to any abnormalities or problems associated with patient�s response to research protocols.

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


Other information:

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.


Some exposure to patient care environments.

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: UNAP