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The AIDS Center provides HIV primary and specialty care, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, HIV biomedical prevention services, Hepatitis C care, and LGBTQ care at the Center for Positive Living/ID Clinic, the Oval Center and the Inpatient Consult Service. Investigators and staff have recently responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by participating in a number of potential breakthrough clinical trials for this illness.  The AIDS Center’s new Clinical Trials Unit is a dedicated research unit to meet the burgeoning needs of the COVID-19 and HIV pandemics through therapeutic and preventive studies including vaccines, other methods of prevention, and new therapeutic agents and approaches. This unit, while under the umbrella of the AIDS Center, operates primarily at an offsite location near the Moses Campus of Montefiore Medical Center; some activities may occur on-site at the Moses Campus, at the Einstein Campus of Montefiore, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and at various locations in the tri-state New York City region.


The Clinical Trials Unit will be serving those with or at-risk for COVID-19 or HIV, aiming to provide the latest research advances to people of the Bronx and surrounding areas.  We pride ourselves on making research and clinical services available to people of diverse backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual preference, and socioeconomic condition.  The clients we serve know to trust us for our inclusiveness and respect.


As a professional member of an interdisciplinary team, the Staff Nurse I/II will be responsible for a cohort of research volunteers and conducting the following: outreach and education to potential study participants, the informed consent process, patient interviews and surveys per protocol-defined study visits as well as guiding health-care providers and research staff on protocol-required follow-up, adverse event assessment and reporting.  This role will serve as an active member in team meetings, protocol flow improvement and QI/QA as well as document all study activities accurately and in a timely way per protocols and GCP/FDA/ICH/NIH standards.


Responsibilities include:

  • Administration of investigational product by IM/IV/SC/PO route and related activities
  • Data extraction/collection/input, triaging study subject-reported complaints and symptoms/signs (in person, by phone, by electronic capture) per protocols and nursing standards.
  • Work to improve study subject adherence and retention to protocol procedures and follow-up
  • Perform phlebotomy and other specimen collection per protocols, and assisting other research staff with examinations, specimen collection, specimen preparation, and shipping. 
  • Maintains professional practice standards and clinical expertise; and demonstrates leadership skills.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a Grant-funded position – employment may be terminated with expiration of funding for this position.


Education/Skills required:

  • NYS License for a Registered Professional Nurse and current registration or valid permit to practice in New York State as a RN required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years of clinical trials or other human research experience required.
  • Phlebotomy, intramuscular injection, subcutaneous injection, and intravenous medication administration and documentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Strong familiarity with GCP, ICH, FDA, and federal requirements around human research and clinical trials
  • Experience successfully recruiting study subjects into clinical trials or other research including obtaining informed consent
  • Experience following study subjects per protocol and performing study-related procedures and data/documentation requirements
  • Strong familiarity and experience assessing for and documenting/reporting adverse events per protocols
  • Experience documenting study information in paper and/or electronic case report forms or other data capture systems
  • Ability to work in full PPE including N95 mask as needed for infection control purposes


*Grant Funded position- employment may be terminated with the expiration of funding for this position. 


Department: Medicine Bargaining Unit: NYSNA Campus: MOSES  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 3444 Kossuth Avenue, BronxShift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 128761 


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



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  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity