Research Nurse - LPN

Department/Program: CCFV, Research Services 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) for one year
  x 5 position(s)
Req ID: 133444 
Union Status: Research, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: As Per Health Centre Scale

Posting Date: May 20, 2022
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP


IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to employment equity and the reduction of barriers to employment and career growth. We encourage all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

Position Summary

The Research Nurse reports to the Research Manager, Challenge Unit, CCfV and is responsible for providing administrative and clinical support for Challenge Studies led by CCfV.

The Research Nurse is responsible for a wide range of duties including some or all of the following: research project logistics, recruitment/enrollment, consenting participants, conducting visits, and participant follow-up.


• Review study protocol and orientation materials and attend study orientation meetings/site initiation visits
• Recruit and enroll subjects according to study protocol
• Perform all study procedures in adherence with Good Clinical Practice and the study protocol in collaboration with the Registered Nurse, or independently within scope.
• Maintain appropriate study blinding, randomization methods, and drug accountability records
• Handle appointment bookings, enrollments, and follow-up with under the supervision of the Research Coordinator
• Complete source documentation
• Maintain study documentation in adherence with the CCfV filing system
• Act as professional liaison with study participants
• Assist Research Coordinator in reporting of SAEs
• Maintain a current knowledge of the study status and important milestones

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience

• Experience in research, specifically clinical trials
• Able to effectively multitask in a clinical or research setting
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
• Comfortable dealing with parents, participants, and members of the public
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others
• Highly organized and able to multi-task when needed
• Strong attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

• Licensed Practical Nursing certificate required; Licenced or eligible for licensure with Nova Scotia College of Nursing
• 2+ years of relevant experience within a university research setting, hospital, or comparable environment
• Strong clinical skills including blood sampling, IM injections and physical assessment
• Experience writing, editing, and reviewing study related documents
• Understanding of Research, Ethics, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in concept and practice
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
• Strong interpersonal skills

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health. We will only contact those applicants selected for interview/testing. Applicants we invite to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

 Please note: our offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.

Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

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