Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Research Coordinator RN-Gene Therapy

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Columbus, OH 43205
  • 14 days ago


Job Description


This is a full-time, working 40 hours per week, exempt role.

Minimium payrate: $34/hr

This position works with adults and children that have neuromuscular diseases.

The research studies are for significant experimental treatments such as potentially life-prolonging medications and gene therapies.

Studies are generally multi-year studies which allows for building relationships with families that are participating in the trials.

This work is very meaningful and really makes you feel you are making a difference for many.

The Clinical Research Nurse I (CRN) primary responsibility is managing elements of a clinical study in order to meet all protocol obligations while following ICH/GCP guidelines; and departmental/institutional standard operating procedures.

These elements include but are not limited to; start-up activities, launch activities, day to day management of a study and study closure activities.

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Performs research activities as outlined in the protocol; implementing and organizing clinical research studies assigned to him/her which includes but is not limited to:

Establishes a strong working knowledge of all governing regulations and policies relating to clinical research and the job in accordance with:

i) NCH

ii) FDA

iii) NIH

iv) State of Ohio

v) Any other applicable regulatory bodies

Conducts clinical studies as outlined in the study protocol; performing study procedures according to recognized skill level and certifications and licensure; and adheres to good clinical practice

Prepares and processes human specimens for use in research studies.

Collects blood, urine, and other samples as needed according to skill level and certifications.

Performs CLIA waived laboratory assessments

Such activities may be performed independently and may require evening and weekend hours.

Obtain and maintain IATA certificate

Collects and controls research data and subject information; and maintains accurate data collection of all study data; including laboratory analytical procedures (if applicable)

Ensures PHI is collected and maintained in a secure manner

Assists in the recruitment plan, in cost estimation when applicable; manages screening documentation and recruitment logs, and completes recruitment summary at study termination

Creates source documents that facilitate systematic, accurate, and comprehensive data collection forms

Aid in protocol execution and management, record keeping; and conducts accurate and timely subject data collection, ensure all reports requiring medical interpretation are reviewed and signed off by an investigator in accordance with all applicable regulations

Collaborates, coordinates, and schedules subject study visits with other hospital services and the PI/sub-I

Enrollment of subjects according to ICH/GCP regulations, and subjects’ rights through institutional IRB, federal and state regulations

Adheres to departmental quality control and administrative guidelines and processes

Ensures all institutional and regulatory requirements have been met to begin enrollment prior to screening first subject

Ensures that the investigator verifies that the subject meets inclusion/exclusion criteria (prior to randomization for drug studies

Verified that the subject and/or legal guardian has provided informed consent/assent; answers questions related to the protocol procedure as applicable; acts as a patient/family advocate

Alerts the investigator when the subject’s safety is in jeopardy, there is a protocol deviation, or when the subject requests premature study termination

Assists PI in education of other study personnel with regards to study responsibilities and keeps written documentation of this training

Completes Case Report Forms (CRFs) as instructed by the sponsor; ensures CRF’s are completed prior to monitoring visits

Schedules, prepares study data for, and attends monitor visits, audits, or other meetings as required for the study

Responsible for regulatory/IRB issues after a study has been initiated; maintains regulatory binder in conjunction with the regulatory coordinator office

Performs invasive procedures such as venipuncture, IV insertion and injections, per protocol, with patient safety and comfort in mind, and in compliance with NCH and state licensing standards

Administers investigational medications per protocol and in compliance with NCH and state and federal requirements

u) Performs other duties and maintains flexible schedule as required by a protocol or unit needs



Graduate of an approved school/college of nursing and licensed for practice as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio; BS/BSN preferred

At least 1 year of nursing experience; preferably pediatrics, preferred

Understanding of medical terminology and clinical trials preferred


Working knowledge of PCs,word processing, and data management software

Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication

Goal-oriented; self-directive

Initiation, self-motivation, creativity, flexibility

Organizational and detail oriented

Ability to actively participate as a team player


Note frequency as Constantly (67-100%), Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement.

Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit.

AGE(S) OF PATIENTS SERVED: Pediatric and select adult patients


Talking on phone/in person; frequently (34-100%) Sitting; frequently (34-100%) Standing/Walking; frequently (34-100%) Lifts objects weighing up to 25 pounds; occasionally (0-33%) Typing on keyboard; occasionally (0-33%)

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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