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Rush University Medical Center Clinical Research Nurse 1 - Allergy/Immunology in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Clinical Research Nurse 1 - Allergy/Immunology


Allergy & Immunology




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Research Nursing

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Job Description:

Clinical Research Nurse 1 - Allergy/Immunology

Job Summary :

An early to mid-career research nurse who, as part of a research team, will provide clinical care within the context of a clinical research study. Under direction of the PI, assists with subject recruitment, eligibility, informed consent and protocol adherence. Monitors research participants for changes in health status, including monitoring toxicities, assessing clinical response and providing exemplary patient care while ensuring the protocol is conducted in a high-quality manner. Updates clinical staff regarding patient's study medications or changes in status. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and ICARE values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:


  1. Provides nursing care to patients participating in clinical research studies.

  2. Implements nursing plan of care in connection with study protocol.

  3. Utilizes clinical assessments to ensure patients receive follow-up care as needed.

  4. Communicates research-related information to patients, families, nursing and medical staff as necessary.

  5. Communicates participant health status changes to PI and clinical care staff.


  1. Performs subject assessment, administers medication, and provides nursing support to perform diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures.

  2. Schedules visits and ensures study related orders are completed for the visit. Including providing patient education regarding tests and/or procedures.

  3. May enter study related data into appropriate databases.

  4. May collect, process and ship potentially biohazardous specimens.


  1. Maintains current knowledge of disease/disorder specific conditions and clinical research trends.

  2. Attends and participates in study specific training, conferences, and education.

  3. Adhere to attributable, eligible, contemporaneous, original and accurate (ALCOA) documentation standards.


  1. Assesses subject eligibility for inclusion in research protocols, e.g., pre-screening, screening and enrollment.

  2. May obtain informed consent and document according to institutional policy.

  3. Ensures study team is kept up-to-date on the protocol and safety reports received from the study sponsor.

  4. Maintains written and verbal communications on regular schedule with PI and other assigned contacts.

  5. May prepare for, participate in routine monitoring visits, audits, etc.


  1. Collaborates with PI, sponsor, medical monitor, compliance, staff, Office of Research Affairs and manager to identify and improve routine processes as it relates to the regulatory and operational aspects of a research study.

  2. Implements, and communicates process and procedures for data quality assurance and safety monitoring.

  3. Accountable to PI for protocol adherence. Helps to ensure research team is performing activities within established protocols.

  4. May provide training to members of the study team and departmental clinical staff related to study protocols, policies and procedures.

Required Job Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

· Current IL RN license.

· Basic Life Support certification for Healthcare Professionals.

· Two years of clinical nursing practice experience within the last two years.

· Able to demonstrate introductory knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and/or Good Documentation Practices, human subject protections, institutional, local, state and federal guidelines and regulations related to clinical research with probationary period.

· Ability to communicate complex clinical and regulatory concepts in layperson language.

· Ability to build rapport with diverse patients and peers.

· Demonstrated problem-solving, critical decision makings and professional judgment.

· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Ability to work successfully both independently and in team settings.

· Flexible work hours and travel may be required.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.

  • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics .