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Sanford Health Senior Clinical Research Specialist, RN in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: Cancer Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1309 W 17th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

An advanced research position that involves a balance of clinical patient contact, research study coordination, qualitative or quantitative data collection and management of study data. Facilitates clinical research services for patients in cooperation with the health care team. Organize complex components of various research projects and clinical trials, including coordination of study required training and procedures. Also may be responsible for applicable insurance pre-authorization for study participation. Requires close collaboration with physician investigators to ensure safe and compliant investigational treatment or intervention and follow-up per the established research protocol. Closely works with a group of employees in a work team/shift; coordinates and provides day-to-day direction to staff, may become actively involved to meet schedules and perform escalated work, up to 50% of the time. Oversee and ensure high quality clinical research conduct and study operations.

Maintains compliance with organizational policies and procedures and with clinical research rules and regulations. Cross departmental collaboration is often required. Develop onboarding and orientation program in collaboration with the department leaders as well as assist in overseeing department staff development and annual education programs to meet compliance and regulatory standards. Report out and monitor enrollment goals, recommend modifications to the recruitment plans as necessary. Selects methods, techniques, and analytical approach on behalf of the team to complete work. Provides input on performance reviews, hiring, and disciplinary actions, particularly in the development of employees. Assists in overseeing the employee's workload and performance. Delegates work to the team to ensure balance and outcomes are met. Leads and motivates others in identifying improvements to work processes within guidelines and compliance parameters.

Occasional local travel between sites may be required.

Department Details

This position will support the Oncology program and portfolios in a Senior role.


Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

At least 1 year of clinical research experience.

Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. (SoCRA) or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) certification required within 1 year of taking the position.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Research
Req Number: R-37198
Featured: No