Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107523-en_US
The Johnson Laboratory is engaged in development of experimental ophthalmic surgical procedures in preclinical models. We are seeking a highly experienced Research Nurse with direct prior experience in the conduct and assistance with vitreoretinal surgery to help with experimental ophthalmic surgeries in rhesus macaques (non-human primates). The role will involve planning for surgical procedures in conjunction with the ophthalmic surgeons (approximately 4-6 hours per surgery) and serving as surgical scrub nurse or OR circulating nurse for vitreoretinal surgeries (approximately 6 hours per surgery including preparation, procedure, and clean-up). It is anticipated that between 4-12 surgical procedures will be performed per year.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- As a surgical scrub nurse, the candidate would be responsible for planning for experimental procedures in conjunction with the primary and assistant surgeon by detailing a complete list of required equipment, consumables, reagents, instruments, and instruments and helping to acquire these items prior to surgery.
- The scrub nurse would then be responsible for setting up the surgical suite for vitreoretinal surgery in a sterile manner, scrubbing for the surgery, and assisting the surgeons during the surgical procedure by providing instruments, medications, and equipment as needed.
- At the end of the surgery, the scrub nurse will be responsible for helping to clean the room and dispose of biohazardous materials.
- As an OR circulating nurse, the candidate would be responsible for planning for experimental procedures in conjunction with the primary and assistant surgeon by detailing a complete list of required equipment, consumables, reagents, instruments, and instruments and helping to acquire these items prior to surgery.
- The circulator would then assist the scrub nurse in preparing the OR suite for vitreoretinal surgery, obtaining and preparing items required by the scrub nurse for the surgery, and keeping careful documentation of the proceedings of the case.
- At the end of the surgery, the circulator will be responsible for helping to clean the room and dispose of biohazardous materials.
- Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland, or state where practicing.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
- At least 1 year experience with clinical vitreoretinal surgery in human patients
- Must be proficient in the workflow and assistance of vitreoretinal surgical procedures.
- At least 2 years' experience with clinical vitreoretinal surgery in human patients.
Classified Title: Research Nurse
Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: As needed
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Oph Glaucoma
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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