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Company: Arkansas Children's
Location: Little Rock, AR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



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CC038950 PPRU GENERAL Summary The Clinical Research Project Manager Nurse coordinates multiple research projects and clinical research programs while using the nursing process to provide safe,effective care to research participants. The Clinical Research Project Manager Nurse serves as a role model and resource for research study participants, families, other healthcare providers, and members of clinical research teams regarding aspects of clinical research. The Clinical Research Project Manager Nurse upholds standards for human subjects protection at all times and is accountable not only to the principle investigator of studies but also to study participants. The Clinical Research Project Manager Nurse serves as a resource and maintains oversight for national benchmarking databases, selected clinical research studies, performance improvement activities. The Clinical Research Project Manager Nurse possesses expertise in knowledge, skill, and competence in the research process and project management; demonstrates and role-models critical thinking, problem-solving, relationship-building, interdisciplinary collaboration, and communication skills; promotes family-centered care in the research process; ensures quality in all performance improvement and research activities; and uses evidence-based nursing practice in the research role. The Clinical Research Project Manager Nurse promotes high standards of professional practice, supervises other research staff in conducting research activities, and serves in a leadership role in coordinating the clinical research process, in the hospital setting, and in the nursing profession. Description Job Description


1. Nursing Process and Clinical Research Responsibilities

  • Leads others/excels in providing safe, effective nursing care to research clients:
    (1. Assesses, develops, and revises research protocols as appropriate.
    (2. Prepares materials for approval by ACHRI and UAMS IRB.
    (3. Prepares/assists with initial contract review, confidentiality agreement review for ACHRI approval.
    (4. Prepares and negotiates study budgets.
    (5. Tracks account activity, resolves discrepancies with appropriate dept. personnel.
    (6. Works with ACHRI to insure funds are collected per contract at study end and funds are disseminated per internal budget.
    (7. Practices/promotes cost-effective resource use, makes recommendations to improve cost-effectiveness.
    (8. Facilitates inspections/audits.
    (9. Develops QA schedule for projects, performs QA activities, and develops improvement plans.
    (10. Delegates/assists with enrollment screening and subject recruitment for research participation.
    (11. Delegates/assists with obtaining consent/assent for research participation according to applicable regulatory and institutional standards.
    (12. Delegates/assists with creation of source documents, flowcharts, and other study related materials as appropriate.
    (13. Assures clinical interventions are administered per protocol.
    (14. Proficiently performs delegated study interventions according to protocol, State Practice Act and applicable regulatory and institutional standards.
    (15. Assists with/delegates collecting and recording subject data on case report forms using source documentation.
    (16. Creates databases and performs/manages data entry.
    (17. Assists with/delegates coordination of research/care activities based on subject/family needs, established priorities, protocol, and applicable standards.
    (18. Serves as a resource to subjects, families, and team members regarding the study and subject/family needs.
    (19. Preserves patient/subject privacy and maintains confidentiality of information.
    (20. Provides on call coverage as required.
    (21. Follows hospital policy/procedures and UAMS IRB SOP.
    (22. Develops and initiates annual review of dept. specific research SOP.
  • Leads/excels in developing critical thinking in others:
    (1. Uses/leads others to use critical thinking and the nursing process to identify subject/family needs and responses to protocol interventions.
    (2. Uses/leads others to use the nursing process and teaching/learning principles to provide subject/family education and develop education tools/materials.
    (3. Recognizes, responds to, reports, records, and re-evaluates changes in subject information or condition in appropriate time frame.
    (4. Reviews records and collaborates with team members and subject/family to plan, implement, and evaluate research activities.
  • Facilitates/excels in effective written and verbal communication and collaboration to achieve desired outcomes:
    (1. Documents according to applicable regulatory and institutional standards.
    (2. Receives and directs phone calls from subjects/families, research team, and sponsors.
    (3. Excels in collaboration with staff across departments.
    (4. Remains informed of protocol requirements and research standards and helps others remain informed.
    (5. Coordinates/collects requested data for sponsor review during site visits.
    (6. Assists study monitor(s) in chart and case report form review.
    (7. Maintains files and study documentation according to institutional and regulatory standards.
  • Leads others/excels in providing age and developmentally appropriate care in a culturally sensitive manner regarding:
    (1. Research consent/assent
    (2. Research interventions
    (3. Safety measures
    (4. Age appropriate equipment and supplies
    (5. Communication with and education of subject/family
  • Excels/leads in providing exceptional customer service and support of the ACH philosophy of Family-Centered Care:
    (1. Respect: honoring families choices, beliefs, values, and cultural background.
    (2. Information sharing: Providing, complete, accurate information for families.
    (3. Collaboration: Recognizing and valuing the expertise of families and other team members (e.g., seeking input from team members).
    (4 Family to family support: Families of patients with similar needs often find strength and support from one another.
    (5 Confidence building: Increasing confidence/skill of families to increase caregiving effectiveness (e.g., showing concern for observations).

2. Development of Self and Others

  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and continuing education:
    (1. 100% completion of annual competencies within established time frame.
    (2. Maintains appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.
    (3. Maintains current nursing license.
  • Self-directed in developing their own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations, leads others accordingly:
    (1. Evaluates performance to identify areas of strength as well as professional development needs.
    (2. Seeks constructive feedback regarding their own practice; provides constructive feedback regarding other's practice.
    (3. Achieves goals identified during performance evaluation; proactively defines goals for the coming year.
    (4. Leads others in knowledge of current professional practice and research standards, laws and regulations that affect human subjects research and the care of patients and their families.
    (5. Seeks experiences and leads others to seek experiences to enhance clinical and research skills and competence in a variety of settings.
    (6. Achieves and/or maintains certification and advanced education per departmental requirements.
    (7. Assists others in advancing education and/or obtaining certification in area of specialty or clinical research.
  • Contributes to environment conducive to education of healthcare professionals and students:
    (1. Precepting: provides oversight for the orientation/precepting program; leads training and monitors process of preceptors.
    (2. Promotes mentoring relationships.
    (3. Promotes and leads community teaching.
    (4. Shares knowledge and skills with colleagues and students.
    (5. Leads in planning, evaluating outcomes, and providing oversight for ongoing educational plans for staff.
    (6. Utilizes teaching learning principles to provide specialized training for healthcare team members involved in the conduct of the study.
  • Leads education of subjects and families:
    (1. Assesses subject and family learning needs.
    (2. Provides ongoing subject and family education in a timely manner.
    (3. Consistently documents all subject and family education activities.
    (4. Coordinates and facilitates interdisciplinary teaching.
    (5. Evaluates and improves subject and family education processes.
    (6. Leads in developing subject/family education materials.

3. Hospital Citizenship

  • Practices, promotes, and leads in development of behaviors consistent with all ACH and ACHRI Service Standards and Behavioral Standards.
  • Leads and directs others in becoming accountable and reliable in personal and professional practice:
    (1. Complies with ACH and ACHRI policies and procedures (e.g. Attendance, TACS, parking).
    Complies with regulatory standards.
  • Leads and directs practices which maintain a clean and safe environment conducive to meeting customer needs and regulatory standards.
  • Proactively initiates activities to resolve problems and provide long-term solutions.
  • Leads, facilitates, and improves collaboration with other departments to facilitate research across the continuum.
  • Participates and leads others in promoting a positive image of ACH and ACHRI in the community:
    (1. Volunteer activities
    (2. Professionalism in the community
    (3. Patient and family advocacy activities

4. Advancement of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

  • Provides leadership in initiating changes to improve research practice, nursing practice, and/or the work environment.
  • Leads activities which improve quality:
    (1. Promotes ongoing quality and performance improvement monitoring.
    (2. Serves as a liaison between investigators and ACH/ACHRI/UAMS IRB to insure adherence to regulatory standards and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Guides others in the use of available standards, literature and research findings to promote evidence-based practice decisions and provide leadership in research and patient care:
    (1. Conducts and evaluates comprehensive literature review as appropriate.
    (2. Reliably utilizes appropriate internet search and guides others in appropriate search strategies to identify research and practice resources.
    (3. Advances the consistent use of research in practice.
    (4. Leads networking activities within and across research and practice settings.
    (5. Leads benchmarking activities within research and/or practice settings.
  • Leads performance improvement and research activities at various levels appropriate to the nurse's level of education and position:
    (1. Analyzes clinical and/or research problems.
    (2. Identifies, develops, and implements solutions to problems; measurable evaluation of outcomes.
    (3. Directs data collection.
    (4. Leads committees, groups, or programs.
    (5. Shares research activities and/or findings with peers and others.
    (6. Develops and conducts own research protocols as appropriate.
    (7. Critically analyzes and interprets research for application to practice.
    (8. Directs and teaches others to use research findings in the development of policies, procedures and standards of practice.
    (9. Incorporates research as a basis for own and others learning.

5. Leadership

  • Excels in providing leadership in research:
    (1. Coordinates, facilitates, directs, and monitors research activities across settings and research team members.
    (2. Demonstrates effective delegation skills for patient care and research study activities and ensures task completion.
    (3. Actively intervenes to ensure research activities are completed and coordinated in any assigned or delegated task.
    (4. Promotes advocacy for subjects, families, ACH, and ACHRI team members.
    (5. Assists in the supervision of Research Study Nurses, Research.
    (6. Coordinators and other staff as appropriate for assigned responsibilities.
    (7. Coordinates/oversees orientation/training of new personnel within the department.
  • Excels in role-modeling leadership in the practice setting:
    (1. Leads and supports through times of change.
    (2. Promotes interest in the work setting.
    (3. Facilitates teamwork.
    (4. Actively participates or leads committees and task forces.
    (5. Objectively evaluates peer performance.
    (6. Participates in applicant recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and retention activities.
    (7. Acknowledges, accepts, and discloses mistakes by self and others, creating a safer patient/subject environment.
    (8. Respectfully communicates, verbally and non-verbally, to maintain ACH's and ACHRIs positive image during all interactions with others.
    (9. Establishes a professional working relationship with all ACH and ACHRIs Team members.
    (10. Demonstrates flexibility in applying leadership skills to successfully guide a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Provides leadership in the profession:
    (1. Maintains active membership in a professional organization to increase knowledge and expertise.
    (2. Excels in demonstrating that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual practice.
    (3. Seeks out information and learning opportunities from peers and colleagues to enhance ones own professional nursing practice and/or role performance.
    (4. Positively and respectfully represents one's department, ACH, and ACHRI (e.g., when attending meetings, educational activities, during unit reports, rounds, and care conferences and when communicating with other


  • Required - Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma - Field of Study: Nursing (Must have BSN by December 2020. Must complete certification specific to patient population by December 2015. )
  • Preferred - Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university - Field of Study: BSN


  • Required - 4 years total experience required, which includes 4 years of Which includes 4 years of research and/or pediatric RN experience


  • Required - RN License (AR or Compact State) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
  • Required - Certification specific to patient population (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
  • Preferred - Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) (Certification)


  • Required - Demonstrated communication (written and oral), problem-solving, leadership, and collaborative skills.
  • Required - Demonstrated computer word processing skills.
  • Required - Strong patient advocacy and patient education skills.


  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 10 pounds
  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 25 pounds
  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 35 pounds
  • Noise Level Noise Level
  • Physical Activity Climb or balance
  • Physical Activity Reach with hands and arms
  • Physical Activity Sit
  • Physical Activity Stand
  • Physical Activity Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
  • Physical Activity Talk or hear
  • Physical Activity Taste or smell
  • Physical Activity Use hands to touch, handle, or feel
  • Physical Activity Walk
  • Physical Environment Blood or bodily fluid
  • Physical Environment Infectious disease
  • Physical Environment Inside Office Environment / conditions
  • Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive.

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