Under general supervision and according to standard practice or general instruction, directly supports the research initiatives of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Trials Unit. Responsible for outcomes and process improvement for the BCVI Cardiovascular Outcomes Program which includes reporting for national registries such as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) national database. Responsibilities related to this position include collecting cardiovascular data from both inpatient and outpatient data sources, entering information into the data repository, monitoring data integrity, generating monthly reports and analyzing data. In addition, the person in this position will have some involvement with high-quality cardiovascular research studies providing support for subjects enrolled in research trials.
Coordinates the implementation of registry activity at Northwestern and subsites.
Provides ongoing monitoring of registry metrics. Records/abstracts data in registry database. Tracks registry follow-up visits/calls in the medical record. Notifies investigators/clinicians of opportunities for enhanced care. Support measure to address the identified areas.
Responsible for ongoing data collection and maintenance of confidential records. Reviews registry forms, files and reports for completeness, accuracy, consistency and compliance (quality control). Ensures appropriate and timely transmission of clincal data to registty depostory. Responds in a timely manner to requests for data clarifications and queries. The study nurse will assemble medical information (results of physical examination, ECG, vital signs) for review and presentation for research and quality initiatives
Performs other related duties as assigned
BS in nursing with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a clinical environment or clinical research role in an academic or the equivalent combination of education and experience where similar knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired.
RN Licensure in Illinois required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong computer skills to include advanced use of Word and Excel software programs, internet, and email.
Ability to solve problems.
Must possess ability to articulate and clearly communicate with health care professionals
Attention to detail and highly organized.
Excellent clinical assessment skills.
Able to make decisions independently and yet must be team oriented.
Master of Science degree.
National registry experience.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38110
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.