BCCH: Clinical Research Nurse Advisor

BC Children's Hospital
28 April 2023
Vancouver, B.C
Closing Date
Open until filled


Job Title:Clinical Research Nurse Advisor CFRI, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Job Type: Temporary, Part-time (until March 01, 2025; FTE 0.50)

Salary Range: $80,935 - $116,344. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver V6H 2N9

Hours of Work: Monday, Tuesday, Alternating Wednesdays/Flexible; 0800-1600

Requisition #: 141149E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What you'll do:

  • Coordinate and manage multiple research studies and clinical trials, simultaneously, from planning to implementation to completion and evaluation.
  • Prepare ethical review applications and liaises with the Research Ethics Committee to determine the status of the applications and assists the PI’s in resolving related issues.
  • Develop and edit protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and review protocols and agreements for ethical and scientific integrity and accuracy.
  • Manage regulatory documentation related to the study approval and renewal process.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely collection of data and proper handling of subject records. Assist in the design of databases and collaborate with CRSU in the statistical analysis of the data collected as required.
  • Recruit, train and provide leadership to research staff including summer students and graduate students. Establish responsibilities and schedules for staff and students to meet study requirements.
  • Recruit, consent and manage nursing care of subjects involved in clinical trials until the completion of the trial.
  • Prepare and negotiate budgets in collaboration with CFRI Finance. Monitor study budgets and track expenditures.



  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute
  • Clinical research professional certification through the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Required: Knowledge of medical terminology and patient record systems

What you bring:

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in a health discipline and five (5) to seven (7) years of recent, related experience in an academic health care organization, or a related industry.
  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), experience in general pediatric nursing, and understanding of clinical issues in pediatric medicine required.  SOCRA & ACR accreditation an asset.

You will have:

  • Sound knowledge of medical, clinical, scientific and research terminology and methodology.
  • Experience with research practices and clinical trials administration.
  • Expert knowledge of ICH & GCP guidelines.
  • Clinical experience in the health care sector and the ability to evaluate service delivery.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, coordination and communications skills.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring:

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

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