ABOUT THE SECTION
The Section of Urology, often in collaboration with the Section of Hematology/Oncology, conducts a wide variety of clinical trials in the fields of prostate and bladder cancer. This research ranges from tissue/data banking and post-market registries to complex Phase I trials of new drugs, biologics and devices. This position supports multiple investigators.
ASSISTS PHYSICIANS IN COORDINATION AND CONDUCT OF RESEARCH PROGRAMS: Screens patients in EPIC and in clinic settings for eligibility into clinical trials and other clinical research programs; Assists physicians in arranging patient clinic visits and hospital admission; Coordinates ordering of research tests/procedures with physicians and other clinical faculty and staff; Functions as patient resource for clinical research education; In cooperation with physician, explains to patients and their families the purpose of the specific clinical research and the procedures, tests, surgeries and interventions involved therein; Conducts informed consent process, including ensuring that the patient understands the research being conducted and can independently choose whether to participate in the research; Obtains medical and surgical histories, communicates with insurance companies and external sponsors about patient admissions and surgery; Maintains office file notes, research charts and CRFs, enters data for sectional demographic database; Assists in summarization and analysis of data; Conducts routine medical research procedures; Assists in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; Assists with developing or amending research protocols; Assists in developing data collection tools and building databases.
OTHER DUTIES: Coordinates research activities with nursing staff, hospital administration, Department and Division administration, Institutional Review Board, external clinical trial sponsors/pharmaceuticals, FDA, insurance companies and other departments/sections. Assists clinic staff during peak periods.
Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois from the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) required. Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing preferred.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.