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Research Coordinator RN 9/7/2016

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Rush University Medical Center
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Full Time
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Chicago, IL
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
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Here at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center* Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies*
If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Research Coordinator RN position in the RUSH Alzheimer Disease Center - ResFac.

Position Highlights:

The Research Coordinator RN participates in the collection of data in the homes of elderly persons who are involved in longitudinal studies of Alzheimer's disease. Works directly with, and under the general direction of, the study coordinator; works closely with a team of research assistants and examining neurologists. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

Performs structured clinical evaluations. This includes administering uniform neurological examinations which assess motor and sensory neuron function, physical examinations, muscle strength testing, pulmonary function testing, and other performance tests in participant's home.
Enters data directly on to computerized forms; editing of forms includes checking data for completeness and accuracy.
Assists with the recruitment and scheduling of subjects. This involves explaining the goals of the study, obtaining informed consent and arranging for the evaluation and additional studies as determined by the research protocol.
Obtains and stores biological specimens including drawing blood, collecting urine, and additional specimens as required by research protocol.

Position Qualifications Include:

Registered Nurse licensed by the State of Illinois with a B.S.N. degree from an accredited school of nursing.
CPR Certification required.
Two years recent experience in caring for geriatric patients to include one year experience with AD patients and their families preferred.
A genuine interest in working with older adults.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with a team of neurologists and research assistants is essential.
Detail oriented in task completion.
Phlebotomy skills necessary.
Extensive local and out of state travel required.

Company Highlights:
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.
Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL
Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.