RN Research Program Manager - Food Allergy/CoFAR

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  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Pediatrics Research
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Registered Nursing
  • Req #: 16728
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National Jewish Health is one of the leading allergy and respiratory hospitals in the United States. The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) at National Jewish Health is seeking a highly skilled RN Research Program Manager to take on a leadership role in clinical research for our team.

Research protocols include new treatments in food allergy, atopic dermatitis, asthma and birth cohorts designed to understand the origins of allergy and reverse severe allergies. The selected candidate will lead food challenges to evaluate patient sensitivity to foods. Successful candidates will have: 

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience.
  • Excellent CPR/resuscitation skills.
  • Blood drawing skills in young infants down to one month of age.
  • Excellent communication skills.

The RN Research Program Manager will act as a liaison between nursing divisions, and be familiar with a wide range of nursing skills including evaluation of cardiopulmonary status. They must be able to interact with a diverse group of nurses, physicians and other medical staff interested in providing outstanding clinical care and research management. Most of the protocols are funded by the NIH and will require interaction with clinical sites at other centers with central supervision at the NIH. 

Position Summary

Oversees protocols including high risk food challenges and immunotherapy requiring highly skilled nursing adept at resuscitation and vascular access down to young infants.  Administrative and Nursing Manager for CoFAR.  Leads the work of others in the CRU and CRS.

Essential Duties

  1. Leads the work of co-workers by providing effective communication, direction, training, guidance and resources as appropriate.  Partners with leadership to effectively manage clinical staff.  
  2. Directs in-service and continuing education activities for staff regarding food challenges and up-dosing of immunotherapy.      
  3. Collaborates with Principal Investigators (PIs), in the development of scientific clinical research proposals and with nursing staff, research coordinators and multidisciplinary health care team to provide a quality, cost-effective, patient care delivery system required by protocols. 
  4. Prioritizes patient safety through promoting a culture of mutual respect, adherence to best practice principles and following up on any patient incidents.
  5. Demonstrates expertise in the care of patients and families with complex problems, assessing patient care requirements by synthesizing data from a variety of sources which encompass both actual and potential patient care needs. 
  6. Actively participates in delivering care required by complex, high-risk protocols, ensuring patient safety at all times. 
  7. Knowledgeable with and adheres to Good Clinical Practices, FDA Rules and Regulations, OHRP, NIH and ICH guidelines and HIPAA regulations, in relation to conducting clinical research. Serves as a regulatory liaison between researchers, administration and the funding agency in areas related to protocol operations and budget. 
  8. Prepares technical reports to be submitted to the NIH that summarize the work accomplished and outlines work currently in progress.  Works with financial administrator to develop and monitor budgets. Is accountable for study success both at NJH and other sites.
  9. Facilitates communication and problem solving for department; leads or serves on committees; serves as a liaison between the research and clinical staff.  Serves as a resource person by developing, interpreting, supporting, and implementing policies and procedures. 


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  3. Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.
  4. Coaching and Teaching Others: Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  5. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  6. Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  7. Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility: Leads the work of co-workers

Travel: None

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required. 
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of four (4) years’ experience required, with at least two (2) years in clinical trials.  A minimum of two (2) years in a leadership role preferred.  ICU nursing experience preferred.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current Colorado Professional Nursing License.  CPR/BLS required. PALS and ACLS preferred.


Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.

With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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