University of Rochester Project Nurse in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Med M&D-Pulmnry;/Crit Care Unit


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

The employee will fill dual roles at the University of Rochester’s nationally accredited Comprehensive Care Center for Pulmonary Hypertension. Clinical responsibilities include patient evaluation, education, and follow-up as patients learn complex, life-saving therapies and chronic heart failure management. Research responsibilities include recruitment of patients into research studies to discover new therapies for treating this disabling disease.


Triage Patient Calls and Coordinate Care of PAH Patients

The focus of this job duty will be to answer the increased volume of calls associated with our patients have a complex chronic disease requiring specialty medications and long term heart failure management. As part of a team of 3 RN’, the RN will make assessments and provide education about specialty medications and heart failure. High level nursing evaluation and critical thinking will be key along with the support of team including both doctors. These calls include patients, care givers, other physicians/hospitals, pharmacies and home care agencies.

Study Coordination: Screening, Recruitment and Enrollment

Evaluate clinical data to determine eligibility; coordinate study visits and study procedures; complete consent forms and study documentation in compliance with study protocol including source documents. Maintain case report forms and CRF binders as required by the study protocol and perform study drug accountability (usually with assistance from a technician for these tasks). Supervise the timing and coordination of visits for program clinical trials, ensuring that subjects are seen within the appropriate protocol specific visit window (again, usually with assistance).

Patient Education

Following the physician’s lead, communicates to the patient’s different options for care. Educates on how to use the specialty medications as well as side effects. Works with the patient on answering questions so they can make the best decisions on their care, especially honoring their preferences. Pulmonary Hypertension is complex and treatments are rapidly evolving; the RN helps patients master this complexity with knowledge about intravenous, subcutaneous, inhaled, and oral treatment options.

Optimize/prioritize Appointments

Optimize/prioritize PH program clinical appointments to insure that appropriate patient screening and enrollment goals are met. This will include reviewing clinical data and talking to referring physicians prior to patient appointments; tracking new referrals, working with PH program assistant, MPC clinical staff, and Dr. White to reschedule appointments as necessary to optimize patient care and opportunities for patient enrollment.

Study Coordination: Regulatory

Coordinate clinical research trials including supervision/completion of regulatory documentation; WIRB, RSRB, and GCRC applications; SAE reports in compliance with regulatory requirements. Coordination of ancillary services in clinical trial such as GCRC and local lab; assessment of new opportunities for clinical trial work; facilitating site evaluation and initiation visits; overseeing sponsor monitoring and FDA audit visits.

Supervision of Pulmonary Hypertension Program Assistant and file clerk

Supervision of Pulmonary Hypertension Program Assistant in conjunction with Mary Parkes Asthma center nurse manager and Dr. White.

Patient Screening/Data Organization

Evaluate and interpret clinical data to assess patient’s eligibility for clinical trials. Included in this is working with the clinical staff to make sure the charts are optimally organized for clinical trial work (organizing information from the referring physicians into the correct chart sections). This will be done with general supervision from Dr. White at preliminary stages and direct supervision immediately before a decision is made to approach a patient and obtain consent.

Program Finance

Assists Research Administrator with correlating subject visits to proper research account.

Subject-related finance: collects study patient expenses and arranges patient reimbursement; where appropriate, obtains reimbursement from sponsor.


Registered nurse with license to practice in the state of New York. Requires a total of 3 years of nursing experience. Previous experience with clinical research, heart failure, discharge planning or care coordination is helpful but not necessary.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Project Nurse

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 211029

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time