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RN Nurse Manager - Levine Children's Hospital - Pediatric Research

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 75914
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 8am - 5 pm
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55541005033182-Pediatric Administration


Essential Functions of the Pediatric Research Nurse Manager: 

  • Responsible for the onsite management and oversight of the day-to-day patient care research component of the Clinical Protocol and Data Management research teammates within the Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital Research Network, reporting directly to the Pediatric Research Director
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the clinical management of research protocols and clinical research care systems.
  • Supervises the activities of research nurses, research coordinators, lab personnel, research associates
  • Coordinates, plans, and develops training programs for clinical research personnel on research protocols
  • Develops, communicates, and administers clinical research policies and procedures to clinical research personnel in accordance with federal, institutional, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensures appropriate protocol assignments to research staff based on length of experience, complexity of protocol, number of active patients, data requirements, reporting methods, and programmatic needs.
  • Maintains open communication with physicians and research staff to ensure appropriate level of support for all research related activities.
  • Develops strategies to promote enrollment of diverse patient populations and ensures regulatory compliance in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Ensures timely sponsor submission, IRB submissions, and regulatory filings by PIs and study teams, and adhere to reporting requirements to the IRB, institutional department, sponsor, and local/federal agencies.
  • Partner with division Pre and Post Award Coordinators to monitor monthly financial reports, evaluate budget variances, and develop recommendations to facilitate meeting budget requirements.

Additional Training and Certifications 

  • Five years' research experience, three years of which must have been in clinical trials and one year of which must have been at the administrative and/or supervisory level
  • Experience working with children preferred
  • Certified Research Professional via SoCRA/ACRP preferred.
  • Must complete the CITI certification for Human Subject Research and GCP training if not already completed

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has taken the community to another level of service in order to provide care for the growing population of children in our region.  At 247 beds, LCH is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC.  It serves high patient acuity as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 25 different pediatric specialties.  There are 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including Cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility.  Levine Children’s also has the region’s first 24/7 emergency room just for kids, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  LCH has repeatedly been ranked among the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation by US News & World Report.


Job Summary

Assesses, plans, coordinates, and evaluates the clinical and operational functions of a nursing unit to ensure quality, cost effective health care is provided by an educated and competent team. Promotes a safe environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the age, developmental stages, and special needs of the patients served.

Essential Functions

  • Continually demonstrates and supports a Professional Practice model that allows nurses to work in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners to achieve high quality patient outcomes.
  • Ensures that unit operations and employees are in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act, regulatory agency standards, and policies and procedures.
  • Functions as a team member to accomplish goals and objectives of the unit and the organization, upholding quality management, patient care, and departmental standards.
  • Assumes responsibility in the recruitment and retention of qualified staff and to ensure appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continuing professional development of personnel through mutual goal setting and performance evaluation.
  • Delegates effectively by promoting shared governance, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes.
  • Performs nursing care, assists with treatments, therapies, procedures, and administers medications as necessary.
  • Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient and family education.
  • Participates with performance improvement activities to improve quality of nursing care, promote patient outcomes and provide a cost effective environment for patient care.
  • Assists in development of policies, procedures and standards reflective of evidence based practice.
  • Promotes shared accountability for professional practice.
  • Allocates resources to meet the unit needs. Responsible for budgetary oversight, and along with staff involvement, accountable to the organization for maintaining a cost effective unit.
Physical Requirements

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak and understand English fluently. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and / or unit/department conditions

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Current RN licensure in appropriate state.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred. Must have or complete MSN if undergraduate degree is not BSN. Enrollment in MSN program within 1 year of hire/transfer date and graduation of MSN program required within 5 years of hire. If undergraduate degree is BSN, a Master's Degree from a health-related program or MBA is acceptable.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider from AHA required.
  • Appropriate professional certification (either clinical or leadership) is required within 1 year of eligibility for professional certification exam.
  • Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader.

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