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Fertility Centers of Illinois Fertility Centers of Illinois: Clinical Research Nurse in Chicago, Illinois

Be a part of a team dedicated to helping people build families!

Fertility Centers of Illinois is one of the nation’s leading infertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicagoland area for more than 30 years.

At Fertility Centers of Illinois, we believe that every person, every couple, deserves compassionate care during the fertility treatment process. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing our patients every possible opportunity for successful family-building.

Our goal is simple: to provide the highest quality of care that results in a healthy pregnancy for our patients.

Together, we make families happen!

  • Twelve (12) nationally and internationally recognized, fellowship-trained physicians

  • Over 42,000 babies born!

  • More In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures than any other practice in the Midwest-more than 25,000 since 1997

  • State-of-art facilities offering a less costly alternative than hospitals.

  • The only infertility practice in the Midwest providing professional counseling from in-house, licensed, clinical psychologists and behavioral health specialists

  • One of the nation’s first fertility practices to integrate holistic/mind-body approaches to complement medical treatment.

  • Every day of every year, Fertility Centers of Illinois brings three (3) babies into the world!

What if each day you could…?

  • Make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Fulfill the dreams of parenthood for a couple or individual.

  • Work in a team environment that has a common goal.

  • See challenges as opportunities to excel and grow as an individual while contributing to an important mission.

You can do this here at Fertility Centers of Illinois!

We are looking for a full time Clinical Research Nurse to support our team. This position is based out of the River North clinic working 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday - Friday. Must have flexible schedule as limited weekend rotations are required.

The Clinical Research Nurse provides a vital link between the investigative site and study sponsor teams. The Research Nurse directs the implementation, quality control and completion of research studies.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees research studies in an administrative and operational capacity while maintaining compliance with established guidelines set by governing agencies.

  • Clinical trial preparation involving the planning, assembling and education of the trial team, development and evaluation of both patient and organizational study tools, and facility preparation.

  • Development and maintenance of regulatory and ethical submissions and procedures.

  • Oversees compliance to protocol; manages quality control, and ensuring organizational SOP adherence within the scope of the clinical trial.

  • Recruitment and coordination of the trial subjects, providing informed consent, evaluating subjects for screening and inclusion criteria, and ensuring that subjects and staff adhere to the all safety and compliance issues.

  • Coordination and management of the clinical trial and communication with sponsor and regulatory authorities.

  • Responsible for data collection and management, creation and maintenance of source documents, reporting and management of Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events, filing and archiving all study related documents.

  • Responsible for acceptance, storage, and dispensing of trial medication and equipment. Responsible for maintaining accurate storage environment as well as critical documentation of investigational medication receipt, dispensing and return to sponsor.

  • Develops and monitors research budgets; monitors budget expenses and billing for allied services; negotiates payment schedule with sponsor and fees for internal services.

  • Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, answering subject inquiries, overseeing study visits and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.

  • Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations.

  • Prepares for and coordinates site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study.

  • Represents the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.

  • Prepares, submits and maintains IRB, sponsor and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.

  • Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other research professionals regarding studies and related research issues.

  • Supervises mentors and trains new or junior research staff.

  • Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects and to maintain a strong referral basis.

  • Develops and maintains patient databases, investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and/or procedures followed.

  • Assists the Principal Investigator in the development of study protocols.

  • Close-out of the clinical trial, contributing to research article as needed, audit preparation, trial closure, communication with authorities and other disciplines involved, assisting in the final study report and completing financial obligations.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with current Illinois license in good standing.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health science or related field or equivalency; plus, two (2) years professional research experience.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA, HIPAA and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently is preferred. The candidate should possess knowledge and insight into legal and regulatory matters concerning clinical research and clinical trials.

  • The Clinical Research Nurse must be comfortable working with sponsor-provided electronic database programs, as well as traditional computer-based programs such as Excel and Word.

The Fertility Centers of Illinois offers:

  • An amazing opportunity for you to make a transformative difference in people’s lives!

  • Competitive salary.

  • Medical (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), dental, life, 401K, STD, LTD, life insurance and vision coverage for full time employees.

  • A very generous PTO policy and six (6) paid holidays.

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.

  • Tuition reimbursement ($1,000.00) for full time employees after one year!

  • Free Annual Wellness Screenings for all employees.

  • Flexible Spending Account.

  • Free Flu Shots.

  • Employee assistance program.

For additional information on FCI, please visit our website at www.FCIonline.com.

Fertility Centers of Illinois participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a service that verifies authorization to work in the U.S through the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S Department of Social Security (SSA).

All offers of employment with Fertility Centers of Illinois are contingent upon the background check, drug screen and reference check process.

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