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RN Research Nurse Coordinator I - Transplant Surgery

RN Research Nurse Coordinator I - Transplant Surgery

location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/4/2024
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

As a Research Nurse Coordinator, you will join our dynamic research team in Transplant Surgery and play a crucial role in managing and coordinating clinical trials. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art research projects aimed at advancing transplantation techniques and improving patient outcomes.

Daily Work Life

•Coordinate various aspects of clinical trials, including screening of patients that are seeking liver and kidney transplantation, informed consent, enrollment, follow-up, family education, adverse event assessment, protocol adherence, data collection, and regulatory compliance in a clinical setting.
•Collaborate with a team of research coordinators, surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, clinical transplant coordinators, and organ procurement partners.
•Participate in innovative research studies, including industry-sponsored, grant-funded, and investigator-initiated projects focusing on organ availability, preservation, biomarkers, and intraoperative medications.

Working Hours

•Regular schedule: Monday through Friday, with flexible hours to accommodate study needs and team dynamics.
•Shared weekend and holiday on-call rotation with additional stipends provided.
•On-call requirements vary based on study needs, often involving remote work but may necessitate some on-site presence.
•Flexibility to accommodate off-hour demands due to the 24/7 nature of transplant procedures.

Study Focus and Team Collaboration

•Work alongside abdominal transplant surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, and other healthcare professionals to drive advancements in patient care through clinical studies and novel research.
•Engage in research projects aimed at increasing organ availability, optimizing preservation techniques, improving rejection rates, and refining intraoperative medication management.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works under the principal investigator’s guidance to meet the research objectives of the project.
  • Provides direct patient care, including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients; documents, collects data and assists physicians.
  • Works with staff to identify, screen and enroll study subjects; ensures lab and data are obtained according to established protocol.
  • Prepares/submits event reports in adherence with study procedures, budget and established guidelines.
  • Assists research associates from sponsoring organization, providing study explanations and reports as necessary.
  • Collects basic health information as required by protocol.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical research certification and/or 1 year of clinical research experience.
  • Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating and managing clinical research projects with working knowledge of database management, spreadsheet and statistical analysis software.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current RN licensure in the state of Missouri and/or Illinois, depending on location. Basic Life Support Certification. Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements.



Salary Range

$55,100.00 - $94,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

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Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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