University of Utah PS Research Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/28/2018

Requisition Number PRN18522B

Job Title Research Nurse

Working Title PS Research Nurse

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Availability Monday – Friday and rotating weekends

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00859 - Pediatric Neonatology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $22.88 - $38.31

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Neonatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Research Nurse. Assists in facilitating the conduct of clinical research by performing research and clinical duties. Provides patient care within the scope of nursing practice and in compliance with guidelines set by governing agencies. Actual skills and responsibilities may vary according to the specific research project.


Assists in facilitating the conduct of clinical research by performing research and clinical duties. Identifies potential patients for enrollment in clinical research studies. Informs parents/guardians of eligible infants the details of the study and seeks informed consent. Assures judicious implementation of clinical studies: may involve setting up of equipment, randomization, and data extraction from medical records; collection of body fluid(s); and administration of a drug, placebo or other intervention. Gathers data for analysis to determine the efficacy of certain drugs, devices and/or test procedures. Analyzes the patient’s condition and effectiveness of the particular protocol to determine other potential factors in accounting for certain results. Maintains investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and procedures followed. Prepares reports. Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research and performs other patient care and related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

RN license in the state of Utah plus two years related experience required. Depending on area of assignment,CCRP,ACRP-CRC,SOCRA-CCRPcertification may be required. A current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card certification or obtain one within 6 months of employment required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

The hiring department may also prefer experience in a specific area of nursing

Care is appropriate to the population served

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Prior experience in neonatal intensive care unit with high-risk neonatal patients.

•Prior research experience or an understanding of research procedures and knowledge ofFDAregulations andIRBprocedures.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.