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Catholic Health Initiatives RN Research in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

RN Research


Requisition #: 2020-R0280482

Post Date: Mar 25, 2020

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80



Under direction, provides professional nursing care for and enrolls/monitors adult patients in Clinical Research studies following Iowa Heart Center’s (IHC) established standards and practices.


  • Organizes research protocol to include, but not limited to, obtaining consents.

  • Assists in preparation of information for submission to Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval and completes correspondence between IRB and drug companies.

  • Serves as Iowa Heart Center’s resource and liaison in all aspects of each protocol to study with patients, families, hospitals, office staff, physicians, pharmaceutical companies and coworkers.

  • Completes all necessary paperwork connected to research study.

  • Coordinates all activities related to patients’ diagnostic testing, visits and evaluations.

  • Organizes and assists with site visits with drug companies and monitors CRA.

  • Organizes and participates in meetings as required for orientation to study, update or review, etc.

  • Provides backup and maintains an understanding of all other protocols which the group is involved in for support and relief of primary nurse on projects.

  • Conducts in-service education where needed.

  • Conducts patient phone calls or follow-up assessments as needed.

  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliation and certification.

  • Maintains statistical collection of all protocols.

  • Administration of research protocols by finding patients who meet inclusion/exclusion criteria, scheduling in office doctor and lab visits. Coordinate and/or perform other tests in and outside the clinic. Maintain accurate documents, FDA records and case form records, complete health and drug histories and disease assessments. Review patient data for safety and administration purposes. Make corrections and clarifications of data for sponsor monitors.

  • Assess learning needs of patient and significant others. Teach patients about medications and procedures of protocol. Gives accurate and complete information Obtains patient consent signatures after instruction completed.

  • Writes patient consent forms to meet HIPAA, FDA, INH and IRB requirements.

  • Follow guidelines for human subjects

  • Travels to Iowa Heart offices as needed

  • Certified in handling, packing, and transportation of hazardous materials, (ie.blood)


• Current licensure as R.N., state of Iowa or compact state.

• Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

• Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience preferred or clinical cardiac equivalent experience required.

• Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

• Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

• Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class completion within 6 months of hire.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2020-R0280482

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

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