senior rn research coordinator resume example with 12+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

High performing, quality-focused clinical research and nursing professional seeking a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management, and problem-solving skills. Delivers proven clinical knowledge of trial logistics, execution, and coordination in accordance with Good Clinical Practices.

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA Expected in : - GPA :
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: Prenursing Studies
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA, Expected in 12/2008 Bachelor of Science in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
  • Independent
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Seamless care coordination
  • Clear, productive communication
  • Prioritization
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and MAC OS
  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking
  • Accurate, clean documentation
  • Effective judgement and decision making
  • Adaptable
  • Exceptional rapport development with physicians, sponsors, and peers
  • Proficient with various EDC platforms (Oracle, DataLabs, iMedidata Rave, IBM Clinical Development)
  • LA RN License #125119
  • Member of Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. (SOCRA)
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for Human Research
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support
  • NIH Stroke Scale
  • IATA
Key Accomplishments
  • Invited as a speaker by Abbott "Hemodynamic-GUIDEd Management of Heart Failure" (GUIDE-HF) study sponsor staff on two separate occasions among all US and Canada based sites (Research Coordinator Call in May 2019 and Virtual Investigator Meeting in October 2020) to discuss site best practices and operations due to study success prior to and extending into the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Level I Clinical Research Ladder Program recipient, promoting professional development and research excellence among coordinators while presenting the opportunity to support and publicly acknowledge the accomplishments of coordinators who consistently exceed expectations (2016-2020)
  • Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiac “Superstar” Award for outstanding performance and commitment to teamwork (September 2017)
  • Nursing Mentor course completion (2017)
Work History
Charleston Area Medical Center - Senior RN Research Coordinator
Hurricane, WV, 11/2013 - Current
  • Coordinates complex cardiovascular drug and device trials involving cardiac amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular assist devices (VADs), and pulmonary hypertension with involvement in over 30 trials throughout tenure
  • Excelled as high performing lead coordinator for randomized arm of "Hemodynamic-GUIDEd Management of Heart Failure" (GUIDE-HF) trial, maintaining 97.7% in range follow-up compliance and high enrollment (ranked 3rd across entire trial, 2nd across sites without CMS coverage, and 1st across sites finishing highest above goal set by Abbott DVP of Medical Affairs of 132 participating centers), leading to PI invitation to contribute to study publication in The Lancet Journal
  • Contributed to innovation as lead coordinator for "A Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Single Blind Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the Cordella™ Pulmonary Artery Sensor System in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III Heart Failure Patients" (PROACTIVE- HF Trial), coordinating implants for first enrollment and successful implant in Louisiana as well as world's first internal jugular implant of Cordella PA sensor

  • Coordinates and oversees regulatory and administrative processes in relation to evaluation, initiation, maintenance, closure, and internal and external audit of clinical trials and other research activity
  • Ensures clinical trial efficacy by developing and maintaining all required documentation, safety procedures, device and drug accountability, and clinical interaction of patients, study sponsors, coordinators, and physicians as it relates to conduct of assigned clinical trials and associated patient care and assessment
  • Works with principal investigators, sub-investigators, and sponsors to facilitate daily trial activities and maintains compliance with research protocols covering patient care and clinical trial operations
  • Follows informed consent processes, collects and maintains data records, and follows research protocols, operations manuals, and case report form requirements
  • Screens patient records, databases, and physician referrals to identify prospective candidates for research studies
  • Educates patients and family members about protocols including risks and benefits of participation, potential side effects, and self-administration of drugs
  • Drives continuous operational improvements such as identifying enrollment barriers created by research billing issues and strategizing alongside billing department to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and best practices until resolution, resulting in uninterrupted enrollment and continued study success
  • Provides oversight, mentorship, professional development, and support to staff
Charleston Area Medical Center - Staff Registered Nurse, Cardiac Intermediate Care
South Charleston, WV, 09/2009 - 11/2013
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for 4-5 patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, and other cardiac conditions
  • Worked within interdisciplinary health care team to develop, implement, and make adjustments to patient care plans, individualizing strategies and methods to improve health, meet recovery goals, and provide patient education
  • Performed basic ventricular assist device (VAD) care, equipment maintenance, and monitoring, including driveline site care
  • Administered medications via oral, intravenous, and intramuscular routes and monitored responses, including initiation and maintenance of inotropic agents, anticoagulation, and multiple antibiotic therapy
  • Assessed medical status of patients recovering patients from angiograms, electrophysiology procedures including, but not limited to pacemaker placements, ablations, and cardioversions, and surgeries including, but not limited to amputations, gastrostomy placement, and laparoscopic procedures
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews, observation, and physical assessments, documenting data in electronic records via Epic
  • Audited medical record documentation for 10 nurses per month as part of Ochsner's performance improvement initiative and provided constructive feedback
  • Precepted 2 student nurses annually and oriented new hires as needed, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on proper techniques, care and safety standards, operational procedures, and nursing best practices

STAT Home Health - Per Diem Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 07/2013 - 10/2013
  • Provided in home nursing care for homebound patients in New Orleans and surrounding areas
  • Performed admission, re-certification, routine, and discharge visits based on OASIS charting system for 5-7 patients per week
  • Experience with thorough physical assessments, wound care, and patient education
  • Proficient computer and written charting skills
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates - Per Diem Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 08/2009 - 10/2009
  • Organized and managed patient care for 5-10 patients from admission to discharge in outpatient setting
  • Provided direct patient care, including monitoring vital signs during recovery and assessing for post-procedure complications following gastroenterology procedures such as colonoscopies and EGDs
  • Obtained medical and medication histories and provided education and home care instructions upon discharge

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School Attended

  • Louisiana State University
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior RN Research Coordinator
  • Staff Registered Nurse, Cardiac Intermediate Care
  • Per Diem Registered Nurse
  • Per Diem Registered Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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