As the premier leader in cardiovascular care, South Denver Heart Center receives many career inquiries. Your resume will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted in the event there is a potential match. Please note, based on a new Centura Health mandate, we will no longer be able to hire applicants who use tobacco products in any way.
Please send your resume to Human Resources and include the position you are applying for in your cover letter and on the subject line of your email.
Thank you for your interest in a career with the South Denver Heart Center and we look forward to hearing from you.
South Denver Heart Center team members enjoy a wide variety of company benefits:
Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long-Term Disability
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
PLT (Personal Leave Time)
Use of Gym/Yoga Studio/and any class offered at South Denver Heart Center
Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)
Clinical Research Nurse – Job Description
The Clinical Research Nurse, under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), ensures the integrity and quality of clinical trials are maintained and conducted in accordance w/ federal, state, and local regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, and SDCA policies and procedures. This position is primarily responsible for the accurate completion of visit procedures and collection of information from study patients according to protocols and for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of research participants. The clinical trial nurse also acts as the study coordinator for limited studies.
Ensures compliance with each study’s protocol by providing thorough review and documentation at each subject study visit
Participates in recruitment and selection of study participants by interviewing and documenting medical history to determine compliance with eligibility requirements
Performs medical tests, including, but not limited to, vital signs, imaging studies, and electrocardiograms
Administers investigational medications and performs patient assessments during clinic visits to determine the presence of side effects; notifies Principal Investigator of findings/issues.
Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and disease treatment
Documents medical data in the patient chart to capture protocol requirements As Study Coordinator, ensures assigned studies are conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines.
Ensures site compliance with research protocols by reviewing all regulatory requirements to confirm the implementation of appropriate methods, practices, and procedures for all research activities
Develops accurate source materials and ensures compliance from site staff
Provides accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting in both sponsor and SDCA databases
Ensures appropriate credentialing and training completion
Supports the regulatory supervisor in the maintenance of regulatory documents in accordance with SDCA SOP and applicable regulations
Interfaces with research participants to support efforts to determine eligibility and consenting of study participants according to the protocol
Communicates and collaborates specific study requirements to the research team, including internal and external parties, sponsor, monitors, PI, and study participants
Ensures compliance with research protocols by providing ongoing quality control audits, including maintaining ongoing investigational drug accountability
Disburses investigational drug and provides patient teaching regarding administration, as necessary
Communicates and collaborates w/ study team, including internal and external parties, sponsors, PI, and study participants
Participates with the PI and study team to identify and prioritize the development of systems and infrastructure to maintain research quality and compliance
Occasional travel to attend sponsor study training meetings as required.
Other duties as assigned
Accountability: Research RN Supervisor
Hours a week: 40
Compensation Range: $28-$34 /hour
Valid RN license from the State of Colorado
Bachelor of Nursing degree required.
Two (2) years of recent clinical nursing experience in a hospital, clinic, or similar health care setting
Nursing competency skills per scope of practice (i.e., performing vital signs, nursing assessments, performing ECG/EKG, administering injections, etc.)
At least one (1) year of clinical trials research experience preferred
Knowledge of medical terminology, drug calculation skills, clinical nursing, clinical trials, and GCP concepts
Detail-oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work
Strong follow-through skills and ability to proactively identify and solve problems; demonstrated initiative is imperative.
Must have a professional demeanor, strong communication skills with the public as well as physicians and co-workers
Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment
Strong interpersonal, customer service, and multi-tasking skills are critical.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel, electronic health systems and databases used in a research environment, or have a willingness to learn and demonstrate proficiency within six months of hire
Possess the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and manage deadlines
Knowledge of GCP, federal, state, and local regulations, including HIPAA policies and procedures.
Respects patient confidentiality and privacy by maintaining the security of all patient communications, per current HIPAA regulations.
Identifies patient service requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual patients.
Responsible for triaging patients, by phone or in person. The nurse appropriately incorporates the use of established protocols, available information, the nursing process, critical thinking, prioritizing, and delegation to resolve patient issues.
Ensures correct prescription by communication with the physician and the pharmacies regarding new prescriptions, medication changes or refills.
Will educate patients on their medical conditions, symptoms that may indicate a worsening problem, and the possible effects or adverse reactions that may occur with medications.
Review of diagnostic test results with physicians. Differentiates normal results from abnormal results and obtain recommendations from the physicians. Informs patients of results and recommendations.
Routinely see patients in the clinic for blood pressure management, medication titration, arrhythmia management, and congestive heart failure exacerbations.
Will assist in the management of Warfarin patients per protocol.
Documents patient care activities using EHR.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties, providing explanations of procedures, and answering questions.
Assists the diagnostic team in administering pharmacological agents for diagnostic testing. Provides routine and emergent care as directed.
Is an active member of the code blue team. Responsibilities include BLS/ACLS protocols.
Acts as a resource for the medical assistants and non-clinical staff.
Provides routine and emergent care as directed per protocol.
Complies with federal, state, local, and professional requirements and advises management of needed actions.
Maintains a safe, clean working environment.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infectious control policies and protocols.