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Position Description


This position performs study procedures and subject-care related to specific trial requirements to ensure that protocol specifications are being met and to ensure sponsor requirements are met.



  • The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
  • Provide nursing care and oversight for clinical trial patients to ensure appropriate care for subjects and that trial requirements are met
  • Communicate subject or trial procedure information to the Research Unit Supervisor, Charge Nurse, Investigator, and/or Project Manager on an ongoing basis to ensure the safety and integrity of subjects and to ensure data collected for trials
  • Ensure compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), regulatory, and protocol requirements
  • Perform and maintain source documentation, data collection, drug accountability, Adverse Event (AE) reporting, lab specimen collection, and lab processing for all
  • Establish and maintain positive external relationships with dialysis centers and other research partners to ensure effective communications and a streamlined process during trials
  • Maintain current awareness and knowledge of research protocols; attend education sessions provided to research staff on trial conduction or research projects
  • Assist in recruiting existing subjects for future trials to ensure study timelines are met
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
  • Work overtime or different shifts as needed
  • Provide on-call coverage as needed
  • Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
  • Meet all annual competency and skills tests/checklists as applicable
  • Know facility emergency plans and demonstrate ability to act swiftly, confidently in an emergency
  • Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures
  • Consistent, regular, punctual attendance as scheduled is an essential responsibility of this position
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    



Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required.

  • A.D.N degree from accredited school of nursing required; B.S.N preferred; three-year diploma from accredited diploma program may be substituted for nursing degree
  • Current RN license in state of practice required
  • Hemo-Dialysis Required
  • Minimum of one (1) year’s clinical nursing experience strongly preferred
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Electrocardiogram experience preferred
  • Phlebotomy skills preferred
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word Outlook required
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Research Nurse
  • Job Function: Clinical Research
  • Location: Lakewood, Colorado