Registered Nurse - Research Nurse - Emergency Department

Job Requisition #: JR62272

End Date: 6/1/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare, a healthcare organization with 1100 beds between two Magnet® recognized hospitals (Christiana and Wilmington) and the only Level 1 Trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

Are you looking for something different in nursing? This Research Nurse position will work under limited supervision, screen, enroll, plan, implement and evaluate protocol-related care of participants and data for select projects based in our Emergency Department. In this interesting role, you will Follow study-specific protocol guidelines, communicate and interact with investigators, hospital staff, department manager, sponsoring agencies and others to effectively perform clinical research activities.


  • Three times recognized as Magnet Status Hospital!

  • We offer a robust benefits package. This includes medical, dental and eye care, all available Day One! Take full advantage of our 403b and our Tuition Reimbursement program. We have much more to offer from dependent care to pet insurance to free access to our gym!

  • Perform interesting research in the our Emergency Department and site of the only Level One Trauma Center between Baltimore and Philadelphia.


Assists with the implementation of protocol activity for patients entered into approved research studies, including but not limited to: evaluating potential participants for inclusion in specific protocols, informed consent, data and specimen collection and submission, adverse event reporting, protocol compliance, investigational drug and device handling and auditing processes.

Provides educational information and serves as a resource for participants and potential participants, significant others, physicians, medical staff and the community regarding ongoing and upcoming clinical studies and protocol-specific disease management and prevention.

Maintains local, national and international standards of conduct for clinical trial participation.

Collects, compiles and analyzes data retrieved from ongoing clinical trials and submits follow-up case reports and adverse action reports.

Collects, compiles and analyzes data from investigator initiated research and value based projects.

Performs protocol specific follow-up exams and procedures.

Prepare and present protocol information to the CCHS Institutional Review Board (IRB) under the supervision of the research nurse supervisor or research manager.

Prepare submissions and collaborates with the Finance and Legal departments under the supervision of the research nurse supervisor or research manager.

Screens population for initial entry into clinical trials and obtains informed consent. Supports conduct of multi-disciplinary clinical trials involving stroke neurology, neuro-interventional, surgical critical care, critical care, and emergency medicine research.

Oversee and provide direction to research students/assistants.

Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports, in a timely manner, to the appropriate chain of command any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself other employees, patients and visitors.


  • Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware
  • Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • BSN required; or commitment to obtaining within three years of date of hire.
  • Minimum 2 years acute care clinical experience
  • Travel to offsite physician offices and CCHS facilities and possible overnight travel for investigator meetings.

Hours: This is primarily a day shift, Monday - Friday schedule with possible day/evening rotation (12pm-8pm).

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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