Jan 26 2024
Category: Healthcare
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  February 9, 2024, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Cecelia Shikuma 808-692-1328 (Oahu). 

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i (UH), John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Hawai’i Center for AIDS (HICFA), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $5,597 - $8,583.33/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Manages and administers clinical trial/research studies from study start-up to conduct of the trial to study closure. Critically evaluates each protocol under consideration for implementation for regulatory compliance, patient safety, resource utilization and feasibility concerns. Works with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the programmatic staff to make the decision to participate in the study. Assists with study budgets as needed. Participates in study meetings and conference calls. Assists HICFA Program Manager and Unit Coordinator with ‘start-up’ activities, providing needed information to open the study. Oversees the Research Associate(s) assigned to assist with the study. Ensures site compliance with research protocols. Ensures the appropriate implementation and documentation of all protocol-mandated visits and procedures. Ensures assigned study are conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines. Interacts with research and regulatory officials at collaborating institutions such as Queen’s Medical Center and various Federally Qualified Health Centers to ensure successful implementation of each assigned study. Uses electronic medical record (EMR) as needed and allowed.  Participates in recruitment and selection of study participants by interviewing and documenting medical history to determine compliance with eligibility requirements. Employs strategies to maintain recruitment and retention rates. Provides patient education and explains informed consent documents to participants to ensure full understanding of protocol requirements and the benefits and risks of participation in the study. Develops accurate source materials. Provides accurate and timely data collection and documentation. Conducts research study visits and performs medical tests, including, but not limited to phlebotomy, vital signs and electrocardiograms as required by the specific protocol. Provides referral oversight for testing to be done at other clinical facilities. Coordinates the management of investigational products (IP) with study pharmacist. Under the direction of the PI, physician, and per research protocols, administers the investigational medications and performs participant assessments for different research protocols. Determines grade level of adverse events. Follows protocol mandated procedures for notification of PI or designee. Files mandated reports as mandated by protocol. Performs and participates in quality control and assurance of research data.  Available to study participants during work hours to address any concerns. Ensures that any potential issues are conveyed to the ‘after hour’ physician on call. Prepares for study monitoring visits and meets with the study monitor as needed. Handles or supervises database entry for the study. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.


Three to five (3-5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant caring for or treating adults. At least two (2) of those years should be in acute care areas of Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, subspecialty hospital floors, or home healthcare nursing, or two (2) years of clinical research experience occurring within the past ten (10) years. Experience with minority populations.


Advanced understanding of clinical trial or research regulatory and procedural ethics and requirements. Knowledge of management principles including, but not limited to, supervising or developing employees, EEO, workplace safety, corrective/disciplinary actions, and administration of policies and procedures.


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Ability to perform phlebotomy and physical exams. Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills. Ability to multi-task, medically triage, work independently and well with others. Ability to be non-judgmental and very flexible. Job requires careful attention to detail in review of patient's records and the completion of case report forms. Must have a valid driver's license and be able and willing to drive to off-site locations as needed by the specific study. Must have good computer skills and able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and have familiarity with electronic medical records. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete the UH Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) within two (2) weeks from date of hire, and re-certify every twelve (12) months. 


Ability to lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds unassisted.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to the University of Hawai‘i's Hawai‘i Center for AIDS (HICFA) HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy. Violation of the RCUH's, the UH's, or the business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). Must complete the University of Hawai‘i's Hawai‘i Center for AIDS (HICFA) HIPAA/PHI privacy and security training immediately after hire or not later than employee’s initial exposure to HIPAA/PHI. Must maintain a current status on the University’s and/or the business entity's training requirements.




Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing. Experience working with individuals living with HIV and their health issues. Experience in clinical trials work. Experience in a clinical or translational research setting, or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides knowledge, abilities, and skills to perform the job. IV insertion skills.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected]. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262. Please visit https://www.rcuh.com/document-library/3-0​00/benefits/rcuh-benefits-at-a-glance/ for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.




We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.