Research Nurse, CCFV

Application ends: April 30, 2024
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Job Description

Company : IWK Health

Req ID: 176981
Department/Program: CCFV, Research Services
Location: Halifax

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (50% FTE) for 1 year x 2 position(s)
Start Date: April 2024
Union Status: Research, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $38.3239 – $46.5222 /hour
Closing Date: March 25, 2024 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)

IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.

Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

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
  • 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

Hours of Work

Monday – Sunday, 12 hours shift

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Nursing required
  • Must hold a valid NS nursing license
  • 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
  • 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

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.

Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

This is a Management/Non Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.

f you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.