Job Information

University of Utah Research Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/20/2021

Requisition Number PRN26209B

Job Title PS Research Nurse

Working Title 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 Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full time, 40 hours per week. Saturday – Friday.

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 to $38.31

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Neonatology with the Department of Pediatrics 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.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package with excellent health care options, 14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately, a variety of retirement plans, and generous paid leave time. Current benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefits .

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the Williams Building if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

1.Assists in facilitating the conduct of clinical research by performing research and clinical duties.

2.Identifies potential patients for enrollment in clinical research studies.

3.Informs parents/guardians of eligible infants of details regarding the study and seeks informed consent.

4.Assures judicious implementation of clinical studies: may involve setting up equipment, randomization, and data extraction from medical records; collection of body fluid(s); and administration of a drug, placebo or other intervention.

5.Gathers data for analysis to determine the efficacy of certain drugs, devices and/or test procedures.

6.Analyzes the patient’s condition and effectiveness of the particular protocol to determine other potential factors in accounting for certain results.

7.Maintains investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and procedures followed.

8.Prepares reports.

9.Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research.

10.Performs other patient care and related duties as assigned.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

RN license in the state of Utah plus two years related experience required. Depending on area of assignment, CCRP , ACRP - CRC , SOCRA - CCRP certification 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

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

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

Preferences

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

•Prior research experience or an understanding of research procedures and knowledge of FDA regulations and IRB procedures.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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