The Lead Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator will report to the Clinical Trials Office at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (www.mmcri.org/cto). The selected candidate will support the rapidly growing MaineHealth Cancer Care Network outpatient oncology clinics engaging in innovative clinical trials.
The Lead Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator will oversee all facets of the research study from understanding the study protocols to confirming patient eligibility, obtaining consents, and ensuring patients complete each step of the study. Key to success will be the ability to work independently and also collaboratively by partnering with the Investigators, Program Managers, Clinic staff, and relevant MMC Departments.
The candidate we’re seeking has a current Maine RN license and clinical trials research experience preferably a minimum of 2 years. Equally important is a strong understanding of good clinical practices (GCPs) and human subject protection (HSP) principles. Strong communication skills and the ability to manage complex projects are required.
This is a clinical and technical position responsible for coordinating clinical research. This position will take a lead role in training and ongoing operations support of other Clinical Coordinators.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine. Certification by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals preferred.
Experience: 2 years of clinical experience in a healthcare setting required.
Knowledge of basic statistical principals and methods required.
Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
Communication skills, verbal and written.
Demonstrable computer competency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine’s largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.