Clinical Research Nurse

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Clinical Research
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Date Posted: 7/19/2021

The WKHS Research Department is expanding and seeking a Clinical Research Nurse to join our busy team. This position affords the selected candidate the opportunity to be part of the latest scientific treatments and is highly rewarding on a personal and professional level. 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 Director. Incumbent must exercise initiative, be detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work 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.
• Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and disease treatment.
• Assess the patient systematically, utilizing the assessment to plan appropriate nursing care as outlined in the protocol treatment plan and as instructed by the treating physician.
• Documents medical data in patient chart to capture protocol requirements.
• Coordinate appointments and testing as required.
• Willingness to adapt to changes required by each project within a structured environment.

Qualifications for this position:


• Unencumbered nursing license for the state of Louisiana.
• Excellent written and verbal skills.
• 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, medical history, reconcile medications, EKG, and phlebotomy.
• Strong follow through skills and ability to proactively identify and solve problems.
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and willingness to work as part of a team and independently. Demonstrated initiative is imperative.
• Must have professional demeanor, strong communication skills with the public as well as physicians and co-workers.
• 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.