Clinical Research Coordinator

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Physician Network
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Date Posted: 9/15/2020
Description: Our research department is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our busy team.  The research nurse will function as a coordinator, consultant, educator, and clinic liaison in all aspects of clinical trial management under the direct supervision of the Clinical Research Manager. Incumbent must exercise initiative and be able to make independent decisions with flexibility to adjust to department needs.

The job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Actively recruits research participants into clinical trials. Develops recruitment strategies tailored to individual trials.

Assess the patient systematically, utilizing the assessment data to plan appropriate nursing care, obtains pertinent physical and psychosocial problems and uses this as a tool in implementing patient care, and identifying the learning needs of patients and family members.

Willingness to adapt to changes dictated by each project within a structured environment. 
 
Candidate must have an extensive knowledge of medical terminology and the ability to research terms they are unfamiliar with.  Skills and experience to perform basic nursing duties such as vital signs, obtain history, reconcile medications, EKG, and phlebotomy.
 
Qualifications for this position are an unencumbered nursing license for the state of Louisiana.   A certified medical assistant may be considered with extensive experience in the medical field or in clinical research.  Certification as a Clinical Research Professional is desired.  Applicant must have excellent written and verbal skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels, ability to interpret and analyze complex numerical and written information to arrive at logical conclusions and must be willing to travel overnight occasionally to receive required protocol specific training and job-related education. Applicant must have reliable transportation and be willing to commute to the various WK facilities with paid mileage.

Willis-Knighton is an equal opportunity employer and thus, manages its employment and employee relations policies, practices and benefits without regard to age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status where otherwise qualified.