Clinical Research Assistant LPN Translational Research FT Day at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/20/2021


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    Orlando, FL
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Job Description


Clinical Research Assistant (LPN)Translational Research AdventHealth – Orlando & Celebration

Location Address:  601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32801

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Work Hours/Shift:

  •  Full Time,  Days Monday - Friday 6:45am - 3:15pm (position requires flexibility to work until 5pm as needed)
  • Please note that this position will start at our Orlando campus and will transition to the Celebration Campus in 2022. 

You Will Be Responsible For:  

The Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) - Nurse assists the clinical research nurses (CRN’s) and other study team members in the conduct of Phase I-IV industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials in accordance with trial protocols, FDA Regulations, and ICH/GCP Guidelines.  The CRA – Nurse works with the CRN and other study team members to meet study-specific goals and timelines and communicates appropriately and effectively with subjects, investigators, CRN’s and other TRI staff.  In addition, assists with phlebotomy and IV duties.  The CRA – Nurse actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


What You Will Need:


  • Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse
  • Current valid State of Florida or multistate license as a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • IV Certification, if LPN
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Licensure, certification or registration preferred:

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification


  • Graduate of a nursing program
  • One year of clinical or research experience

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Experience in the clinical/translational research environment


  • General knowledge of endocrine and metabolic disease processes
  • Ability to perform clinical tasks including assisting physician, ARNP and CRN with minor procedures and other study requirements as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact and maintain good relationships with a broad spectrum of healthcare disciplines and the public
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, simultaneously, in an organized and timely manner
  • Ability to work independently and as a team under the direction of the Investigator, PM and Clinical Operations Manager.

Knowledge and Skills Preferred:

  • Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Cerner, use of internet and other research tools
  • Knowledge of clinical/translational research and research regulatory environment

Job Summary:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.

  • Assists the CRN with conducting clinical research trials in accordance with trial protocols, state and federal regulations, and ICH/GCP guidelines by actively screening, assessing eligibility, and registering subjects for screening visits; escorting subjects through study visits; performing clinical tasks within scope of practice, and collecting associated data; and communicating information/results to the CRN and/or investigator(s).

  • Delivers safe care and demonstrates regard for the dignity and respect of all participants.  Maintains adequate skills in clinical competencies including phlebotomy and IV insertion.  Practices the principles of Universal Precautions.  Understands and abides by HIPAA regulations.  

  • Assists the CRN in maintaining neat, organized, accurate, and up-to-date source document records for all participants.  Completes Case Report Forms (CRF’s) or subject tracking tools in a timely manner.  Ensures that all data collection and submissions meet protocol specifications and requirements. 

  • Communicates appropriately and effectively with TRI investigators, scientists, ARNP’s, CRN’s, and staff  as well as research subjects.  Serves as a subject advocate by reporting any participant needs, concerns, abnormalities, or adverse events to the Investigator or CRN with detailed and accurate information.  

  • Maintains a clean, prepared clinical space.  Performs set-up and turnover procedures in all clinical areas, per TRI SOP’s, in a timely manner. 

  • Assists site monitors during their visits in a professional manner.

  • Utilizes resources in a cost-effective manner.  Maintains organized, stocked clinical areas.  Communicates material needs to CRN.

  • Participates in internal and/or external training programs, staying current and compliant on knowledge and skills applicable to assigned duties.  Completes Employee Assessment Form and proactively plans for career development.

  • The CRA – Nurse contributes to providing the highest level of customer service by maintaining open communication with other research staff, and by participating in internal discussions relevant to research, and with other departments within the hospital.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the TRI. 

  • Communicates the need for new work and automatically looks for additional duties as workload permits.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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