The Department of Nephrology is seeking a Research Nurse who will participate in clinical research studies on Acute and Chronic Kidney Injury and related disorders. The Research Nurse will work and interact with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, research coordinators, and pharmacists. Applicants should be able to monitor the participants' medical condition and schedule and conduct research protocol follow-ups. The Research Nurse will be the primary contact for participants. This role will also involve providing patient education on various topics including kidney disease in general, the proper use of blood pressure machines and weight scales, the importance of proper medication adherence, and the importance of adherence to medical and research follow-up. Research nurses will be expected to assist in training clinical skills to other team members when needed, in line with good clinical practice (GCP). Excellent organization skills and data management are required, following all research procedures within approved study protocols, as well as flexibility and a willingness to help out members of the collaborative team as assigned.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Work under the direction of the Nephrology Research Manager and Faculty to ensure successful completion of each clinical research study and to perform other duties as assigned.
Work collaboratively with faculty investigators, study coordinators, and other members of the study team to ensure the highest quality, most ethical clinical research study on activities including but not limited to;
Study coordination, data management
Development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Adherence to all HIPAA requirements
Conduct research participant interviews, draw blood samples, sample collection, obtain vital signs, and monitor research participants.
Fill out appropriate study paperwork and complete nursing documentation.
Attend protocol start-up meetings, and be familiar with all study protocols being conducted in the research clinic.
Screen potential participants for study inclusion, conduct the informed consent process and recruit research protocols.
Schedule and conduct follow-up visits, ensuring that all research procedures are followed including regulatory components.
Organize enrollment data and create reports for presentation
Organize research team meetings across participating sites on a regular basis and present progress reports.
Implement standards of Good Clinical Practices in the care of research subjects, work with compliance committees and the Institutional Review Board.
Report protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner to faculty investigators and the research manager.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Documentation of completion of HIPAA and research subject protection education required.
Strong organizational and problem‐solving skills.
Ability to work independently as well as with various research and clinical teams.
Effective interpersonal skills: must be an outgoing self-starter who can comfortably work with physicians and staff and get things done.
Excellent time management skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency with MS Office software and Epic electronic medical record system preferred
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
Must adhere to policies related to protecting and reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
Must understand the importance and impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service, and scientific research in general.
Requires regular contact with research participants, physicians, pharmacists, research coordinators, and other health care personnel. Requires the use of good judgment, tact, and sensitivity.
Position will RARELY require off‐hour work in the evenings, nights, or weekends. These will be compensated with an hourly differential.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Ability to remain standing and/or move about on feet for most of the work day.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the candidate. It should not be held to exclude other duties not listed.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
Must maintain current licensure and certification during the duration of employment. Successful completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to the start date.
Bachelor's Degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
Prior experience in clinical research and study coordination preferred.
Classified Title: Research Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Nephrology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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