Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108179-en_US
The Division of Nephrology is seeking a Research Nurse who will participate in COPE-AKI clinical trial focused on post-discharge management of patients after being hospitalized acute kidney. The Research Nurse will work and interact with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, research coordinators, and pharmacists. Applicants should be able to monitor participants medical condition and schedule and conduct research follow-up visits. 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 the 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, collect urine samples, 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.
- 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 workday.
- 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.
- 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 healthcare personnel. Requires the use of good judgment, tact, and sensitivity.
*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 is preferred.
Classified Title: Research Nurse
Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM DOM Nephrology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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