Joanne C. Baldasare, DHSc, CCRA, RN
Certified Clinical Research Associate
N.Y. 12309•(518) 377-9030•firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking a position in clinical research
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
CRA certification with solid knowledge of ICH/GCP, FDA, TPD, EMEA
Regulations, and HIPPA.
Over 14 years as a Registered Nurse with experiences in nursing instruction, school
nurse, long-term care, home health care, supervision, and medical-surgical nursing.
Excellent communications skills as a nursing instructor with over 25 presentations and
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications including SPSS and SAS.
Nursing Instructor January 2011-present
EXCELSIOR COLLEGE, Albany, N.Y.
Teaching baccalaureate prepared nursing students in an online format using Vista
CLINPROXY RESEARCH SERVICES March 2010-present
Home-based Clinical Research Associate (Intern)
Phase II clinical study of XXXXX drug as a preventative treatment for lowering blood
concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with normal and
elevated blood concentrations of LDL-C.
Performed the following duties in the above project:
Identifying potential investigators.
Creating research site evaluation forms.
Designing case report forms.
Preparing randomization schedules for blinded studies.
Preparing checklists for study initiation, periodic visits, and study closeout visits
Drafting and reviewing informed consent documents and patient information sheets
Setting up a trial master file.
Classroom and Clinical Nursing Instructor
January 2010-January 2011
MILDRED ELLEY COLLEGE, Albany, NY.
Instructed practical nursing students in theoretical concepts of science such as basic
human needs/rights, legal and ethical requirements, HIPPA regulations, patient
education and evaluation, prevention of infection transmission, and communication
skills and application of such skills to nursing practice in a structured on-campus
Teached clinical rotations where students gain “hands-on” nursing experience by
giving patient care, teaching and monitoring patient compliance administering medications as
well as reviewing drug indications and adverse events.
Taught NCLEX-PN prep course with 90 % pass rate.
[GLOBAL SERVICE CORPS, Tanzania]
Taught English, reading, writing, health, and math to HIV orphans at the Bethlehem
Orphanage in KiJenge, Tanzania according to Tanzanian curriculum requirements.
Learned how to read and speak basic conversational Swahili in order to better serve
and understand residents of Tanzania.
OLD ARUSHA CLINIC, ARUSHA, Tanzania
Shadowed physicians in diagnosing and treating patient chief complaints according to
good clinical practice guidelines; all prescribed medications were fully explained to
patients along with assessment of patient understanding.
Assisted laboratory personnel with drawing blood specimens for random and fasting
blood sugars, performing widal testing utilizing good laboratory practices;
Discussion of lab results with patients and course of treatment based on results if
necessary in compliance with good laboratory practice.
Assisted staff surgeon with primary closure of wounds following standard precautions
and adhering to Tanzanian surgical protocols.
Entered patient data and became familiar with the DAIICHI hospital computer system
while honoring data integrity and patient privacy issues. for typhoid,
parasites, and for HIV
MALARIA RESEARCH STUDY:
Applied ICH/GCP in conducting a follow up study determining the prevalence of
malaria parasitemia among clients seeking treatment for fever or malaria at drug stores
Performed statistical analyses of data on 293 eligible Tanzanian residents using
computer software while securing integrity of all data.
Interpretation of statistical analyses indicated that drug store clients, especially
children, are as likely to be infected with malaria as patients seeking care for similar
illnesses at a
health care clinic.
HIV CLINICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM, DIVISION OF HIV MEDICINE
June 2008-August 2008
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE, Albany, N.Y.
Evaluated people with only HIV infection in accordance with inclusion/exclusion
Prepared lab kits and packaged blood specimens on dry ice for shipping in regulatory
compliance with specimen protocols.
Shadowed senior CRA completing CRF’s.
Answered telephones and obtained informed consents of research subjects and/or their
guardians adhering to confidentiality regarding trial participants in accordance with
Reviewed all classes and demonstrated understanding of all classes of HIV drugs
which included Nucleotide/Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors, Non-
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors, Protease Inhibitors,
Integrase Inhibitors and Entry Inhibitors and how these drugs disrupt the HIV
CATHOLIC CHARITIES AIDS SERVICES, SYRINGE EXCHANGE
Spring Semester 2007
Conducted Internet-based and library research to collect information necessary for
program development of a new program such as the Expanded Syringe Access Project
(ESAP). Compliance with state regulations/requirements regarding program
development was enforced.
Prepared tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing search results of
HIV incidence and prevalence rates, injection drug use (IDU) and syringe exchange
in New York State with strict adherence to issues of confidentiality and regulatory
compliance with state protocols.
Interpreted research data to executive director of Catholic Charities AIDS program.
CLINICAL NURSING EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
September 2007-April 2010
SCHENECTADY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Schenectady, N.Y.
Traveled to various elementary and secondary schools in the Schenectady City School
Evaluated and managed pediatric health problems including: infectious diseases,
allergic conditions, dermatological problems, respiratory,
diseases as well as behavioral and mental issues according to school protocols and
Monitored children’s’ medication compliance as well as adverse events associated
REGISTERED NURSE/RN SUPERVISOR
ACCU CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, Rensselaer, N.Y.
October 2005-March 2008
Worked as part of an interdisciplinary team which included developing and
implementing personalized care plans, making appropriate referrals for various health
services, and communicating with physicians regarding patient medication
orders, treatments, and inpatient hospitalizations according to good clinical practices.
Provided services that were in compliance with regulatory guidelines of the New York
State Department of Health and Accu Care Home Health Services.
July 2004-November 2010
NURSECORE, Albany, N.Y.
Provided staff relief in hospitals and other health care facilities assuming a variety of
roles such as charge nurse, staff nurse, and RN supervision.
Became fully compliant with clinical guidelines regarding patient care, confidentiality,
medication and treatment administration, lab work results, physician orders, providing
progress reports to physicians, maintaining clinical records, and assessing client needs
October 2001-July 2004
ST. PETER’S HOSPITAL, Department of Addiction
Recovery Center (SPARC), Albany, N.Y.
Worked on the detoxification unit for alcohol and other substance abuse issue.
Observed strict patient confidentiality during hospital stay.
Consulted patients on importance of medication compliance and immediately
any adverse effects.
Encouraged the use of advocacy and support groups where patients receive valuable
resources such as self-empowerment and survival tools.
SAMUAL STRATTON VA MEDICAL CENTER
January 2000-October 2001
Served patients with chronic illnesses such as COPD, Diabetes, Urosepsis and other
elimination difficulties in compliance with VA protocol and standards of care.
Provided patient education on disease management and prescribed medications along
with dosage regimen.
JAMES A. HALEY VETERANS HOSPITAL
November 1998-December 1999
Worked on a medical/surgical unit with oncology focus.
Oncology drugs prepared and administered according to NCCN clinical practice in
JAMES A. HALEY VETERAN’S HOSPITAL
August 1997-November 1998
Worked on a Spinal Cord Injury Unit utilizing good clinical practices.
Performed clinical assessments according to guidelines for the management of acute
surgical spine and spinal cord injuries.
Contributed substantially to successful JCAHO accreditation within the department.
LARGO MEDICAL CENTER
December 1996-July 1997
Worked on medical/surgical unit with telemetry; adhered to clinical guidelines for the
management of acute cardiac problems.
Prepared patients for surgical and radiological procedures, initiated and maintained
intravenous therapy, and operated 12-lead EKG according to hospital standards of
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Vista Software, WebCT, ICH/GCP, Ventilator care, Telemetry, Intravenous therapy,
Phlebotomy, Basic life support, Addiction medicine/Behavioral Health, Medical/Surgical,
Triple Lumen Catheters, Care Plan Administration, Nasogastric (NG)/Sump and Peg Tubes,
and Patient /Family education.
Clinical Research Associate Certification
Registered Professional Nurse New York State
Chemotherapy Certification 1998-Tampa VA Hospital
Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAS
Available upon request
CRA Professional Development Program,
Kriger Research Center, Inc.
March 2010-June 2010
Clinical Site Monitoring (site selection, initiation, monitoring and close out)
Pharmacology for Clinical Research Professionals
Doctorate in Health Science
Dissertation: Development of an Expanded Syringe Access Program in Bangkok,
Concentration Area: Global Health
NovaSoutheastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Master of Science in School Health Education
Health Education Portfolio
Sage Graduate School, Troy, New York
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Russell Sage College, Troy, New York
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
(Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and Sixth grade)
St. John’s University, New York, New York