• Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: July 22, 2021

Research Nurse (RN/LPN) – Term (2 Years) – Part Time

Come join the Northwood team!

Since 1962, Northwood has led the way as Nova Scotia’s most dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. Northwood is the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada and is recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice, but we like to call it the power of love! When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people!

Northwood is currently accepting applications for a Research Nurse (RN/LPN)

Reporting to Principal Investigator (PI) and/or the Research Project Director, the Research Nurse is responsible for the coordination of research projects conducted at Northwood Halifax Campus. This coordination includes the administration of documents and data collected throughout the study period.


Study/Clinical Trial Administration

  • Coordinates one or more studies/ clinical trials for the Research Project Director,
  • Educates and updates facility staff on study protocols
  • Recruits and screens study subjects
  • Acts as the initial point of contact for study subjects to answer questions or address problems and follows up as appropriate
  • Participates in various and meetings with either the PI or the Research Project Director,
  • Confers with the PI and sponsor representatives on study progress, compliance and interpretation
  • Prepares for and assists Monitors during visits by ensuring all required test results and documentation are available Assists in orienting new Research staff as required

Study Subject Care

  • Obtains medical and family history as it relates to the study
  • Assesses, counsels, educates and provides care to study subjects as per the protocol
  • Arranges for diagnostic/clinical tests, assessments and appointments for study subjects
  • Books clinic times with patients and assists in clinic as appropriate in relation to the study
  • Performs appropriate designated procedures, assessments and obtains necessary samples as per protocol
  • Reviews test results and reports significant findings to the PI
  • Administers questionnaires and tests as per the protocol
  • Advocates for and supports the study subjects’ rights and well being
  • Responds to study subject inquiries by phone and in person
  • Monitors study subject for Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events
  • Reports Serious Adverse Events to REB and the sponsor as per the protocol

Data Management

  • Manages Case Report Forms and ensures their accuracy and completion prior to forwarding to the sponsor for verification of protocol compliance
  • Creates source documents
  • Maintains, stores and retrieves study documentation
  •  Performs other related duties


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Registered Nurse-Province of Nova Scotia OR
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nurses with pharmacological training
  • Licensed Practical Nurse registered in the province of Nova Scotia
  • Minimum 2 years experience in nursing preferred with current knowledge and experience in long term care.
  • Experience coordinating studies/clinical trials and generating reports
  • CPR A certification is required
  • Strong clinical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities in problem solving, decision making, group process, and directing and supervising others.
  • Demonstrated use of proper body mechanics.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis according to the Northwood Corporate Standard.

Hours of Work: 40 hours bi-weekly

Salary: As per Northwood Scale

To learn more about Northwood please visit our website

Northwood is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please Apply now.