University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Research Nurse Coord Ii

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/8/2018 11:36 AM)
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The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS Medical) is a group of diverse businesses that make a significant contribution and impact in higher education, medical research, healthcare consulting/delivery and biotechnology throughout the commonwealth and the world. 


We were recognized by US News & World Report Rankings as one of the best graduate schools for Primary Care Education and rank in the top 10 percent in the nation!  At UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine and MassBiologics, our commitment to excellence, diversity, competitive salary & benefits.  Work-life integration will allow you to build a professionally rewarding career as we work together to positively impact the health of people around the globe. 




Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Nurse Coordinator II is responsible to carry out all delegated tasks related to complex protocols testing investigational drugs, devices, or research interventions. The Research Nurse Coordinator II is a primary resource for study protocol conduct acting as a liaison between the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), clinical partners (ex. University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care (UMMHC)), the Principal Investigator, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and sponsors to ensure good clinical practice standards (GCP) throughout the life cycle of the study.





  • Assist the Principal Investigator in feasibility and budget assessments for research studies, recommend changes and adjustments as necessary
  • Responsible for the protocol specific training of the study team and clinical staff
  • Assist in the development of research protocols, case report forms, and case report form completion guidelines
  • Maintain and coordinate all aspects of complex study conduct, including data and source documentation, adverse event reporting, and communications with the IRB
  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, assist in collation, writing, and editing of research results
  • Provide feasibility assessment of research study protocol requirements and design a recruitment plan for assigned clinical studies
  • Participate in Quality Assurance internal audits
  • Take primary responsibility for creation and maintenance of all regulatory documents, including initial IRB submission, continuing review submissions, and FDA and sponsor required regulatory documents
  • Screen patients according to study criteria, randomize, enroll, and consent in accordance with GCP standards
  • Perform nursing assessments of study participants according to protocol and consult with clinician or Principal Investigator as necessary
  • Schedule, perform, and/or coordinate all study procedures according to protocol requirements and sponsor conventions
  • Review and abstract medical record information in a consistent manner, in accordance with study protocol, institutional, and HIPAA requirements
  • Organize and maintain appropriate regulatory documents in accordance with sponsor and institutional standards throughout the life of the study
  • In collaboration with the investigational pharmacy, ensure proper adherence to randomization schema, study drug dosing and administration per protocol
  • Responsible for all regulatory paperwork and to report findings to the Principal Investigator, sponsor, and IRB when necessary
  • Review clinical system billing charges for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Ensure that all required study event and protocol related data is accurately and efficiently entered into the clinical trial management system
  • Document and record, in writing or electronically, all study events and protocol related procedures
  • Maintain patient/subject confidentiality and strictly adhere to all federal, state, and institutional standards for GCP
  • Maintain business confidentiality as it relates to sponsor, protocol and related regulatory documents
  • Attend meetings, conferences, seminars, and applicable training as required
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to policies and procedures of any clinical site where study is being performed and adhere to all institutional health, safety, and infections control regulations and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as required.




  • RN with current registration to practice nursing in Massachusetts
  • 5 years of relevant nursing experience, 2 years of which must be research nurse coordinator experience
  • Proficiency in electronic medical records and relevant computer software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to work in a team environment to facilitate the integrity of the study and its timely completion
  • Maintain annual clinical partner nurse compliance standards
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.


Additional Information



  • Oncology nursing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Experience with OnCore and Epic
  • Phlebotomy and EKG skills
  • BLS Certification


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