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University of Colorado Clinical Research Nurse (Healthcare Principal Professional) in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease

Clinical Research Nurse (Healthcare Principal Professional)

Position #00791006 – Requisition #23565

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

  • The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.

  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.

  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) has an opening for two full-time University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Research Nurse positions.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Healthcare Family Level:

Jobs in this career family are responsible for performing a wide range of professional duties to support the university's teaching, research and/or service missions through the provision of health and wellness services, dealing with general, indirect patient care operations and management of healthcare services. Functions include hospital administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, patient relations, operational services, admissions, and medical records. Includes professional assignments in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, counseling and behavioral health, public health, dietetics and nutrition, other allied health fields, alternative medicine and therapies, and related disciplines.

Principal Professional Level:

Principal Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed at an advanced or expert level. Principal Professionals are either work leads over others or are considered a subject matter expert in a particular area.

Nature of Work:

At Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) we have a clear vision to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best medical care and research to the patients we serve in order to improve the health of individuals. We endeavor to demonstrate CHIP’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in in all our care. Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) provides comprehensive health care integrated with research study participation to children, adolescents, young adults, and pregnant women living with or affected by HIV. CHIP is a study site for multi-center clinical trials from the International Maternal Pediatric International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent Aids Clinical Trial Network (IMPAACT), the Pediatric AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) the Covid Vaccine Trials Network (CO-VTN) and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

The Clinical Research Nurse will conduct clinical research coordination, care, and recruitment for multi-center research studies conducted with in the department. This includes working on COVID-19 vaccine trials, HIV treatment, HIV prevention trials and other vaccine trials.

Supervision Received:

Carrie Chambers, Clinical Trials Research Manager

Supervision Exercised:

As assigned

Examples of Work Performed:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Patient Care (50%)

  • Perform nursing research procedures as described in protocol

  • Perform Clinical Exams

  • Perform Medical Histories

  • Collect specimens from various sources

  • Administer medication and study product

  • Place protocol orders

  • Provide health and study education

  • Perform home nursing care visits as needed

  • Perform telehealth/ remote visits.

  • Provide evaluation of lab results

  • Evaluate the consistency of medical data within scope of practice

Research Coordination (30%)

  • Collaborate with PI and clinical team to identify and enroll eligible patients to study and implement research studies.

  • Manage protocol changes as new information is released from sponsors, using nursing knowledge and skills.

  • Complete research documentation, abstract data from patient charts utilizing medical records, lab guidelines, protocol information and other resources for accurate completion and submission of research records.

  • Follow up phone calls and telehealth evaluations related to research participation.

  • Coordinate and schedule research visits, study procedures and consults as required by protocol.

  • Administer and document informed consent for study participation.

  • Administer participant interviews/questionnaires.

  • Track patient participation.

  • Develop and review informed consents.

  • Work with CHIP team to identify and submit adverse event reports to study team, sponsor, and IRB within designated timeframes.

  • Problem solves as it relates to research project.

  • Develop SOPs as needed.

  • Validate quality of data elements/data editing.

  • Assist in preparation for site monitor visits.

  • Other coordination as assigned.

Research Recruitment and Retention (10%)

  • Collaborate with recruiter to recruit potential participants from the community.

  • Ensure Retention of participants on study by various means.

  • Work closely with physicians referring study patients.

  • Approach potential participants for a research study.

  • Interact in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner with a diverse study population.

  • Provides regular reports back to the research team.

Quality Assurance (10%)

  • Organize, conduct, and maintain responsibility for QA procedures.

  • Respond to sponsor queries for research data records in requested time.

  • Validate quality of data elements/data editing.

  • Assist in preparation for site monitor visits.

  • Ensure accurate and complete informed consent process.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Two (2) years of nursing experience

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in Colorado

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Competencies :

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Ability to interact in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner with a diverse study population

  • Ability to work independently, within a strong team environment

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, often under time pressures

  • Attention to detail a must as well as ability to accurately prioritize workflow

  • Flexibility in schedule; able to take weekend call on a rotation with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical research coordination

  • Familiarity with multi-center trials

  • Knowledge of HIV disease and treatment

  • Knowledge of vaccine trials

  • Experience with electronic medical records

  • Excellent ability to support one another using good communication skills and implementing healthy team dynamics

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $63,622 to $85,254

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ​.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job: Health Care

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Health Care


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Nov 2, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Carrie Chambers

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00791006

Req ID: 23565

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.