Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108732-en_US
We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner who will be responsible for the implementation and conduct of clinical trials for the NIH and DoD-funded Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. This position is based at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Responsibilities at JHMI will include recruiting, enrolling and following participants, includes the performance of some basic dermatologic procedures such as biopsing, skin injections, and laser treatments. The later procedures can be taught to the nurse as needed. The position will also involve participation in the multi-site trials at national level through involvement on protocol teams as well as a role in the community in possible recruitment arenas. This position will work closely with the principal investigators in the department, other research coordinators and staff.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Recruit, screen and enroll eligible patients into clinical protocols.
- Explain the protocol in detail and obtain informed consent from potential patient in accordance with the Joint Committee on Clinical Investigation which operates in compliance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Health and Human Services Title 45 Part 46 as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and good clinical practice standards. Collect necessary data through patient interviews including, but not limited to, past medical history, present illness, social history, family history, medication history.
- Coordinate and document all aspects of patient care (including telephone contact with patient, or friends/family of the patient; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the patients treatment.
- Transcribe data completely and accurately to the case report forms for data entry to the database.
- Coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
- Participate in local quality control procedures of data through daily interactions with the quality assurance coordinators of the data management team.
- Maintain confidential records of participants according to FDA and NIH regulations. Assist in maintenance of statistics of patient status.
- Performing basic dermatologic procedures also on our study subjects such as skin biopsy and skin injections. Other duties as assigned.
General Nursing Aspects
- Perform phlebotomy, vital signs, cultures, and other procedures within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act as needed, and as directed by specific protocols.
- Initiates laboratory tests as defined within the scope of the protocols.
- Manage laboratory abnormalities and adverse experiences as directed by the protocols, and when appropriate, notify the primary care provider, as well as both the Principal Investigator and Senior Research Program Manager of the research unit immediately.
- Perform physical assessments of study patients as needed during visits, with appropriate triage and referral to primary medical providers and/or subspecialty care providers.
- Completes in a timely fashion and provides to the office of nursing accreditation and the unit manager the required documentation for continued nursing licensure accreditation and annual reviews required for practice within the organization.
- Other duties as assigned.
Protocol Team Leader
- Implement protocols as assigned by becoming familiar with all aspects of their conduct.
- Orient other key staff to protocols by organizing and coordinating training sessions. Ensure adequacy of supplies needed for specific protocols.
- Act as resource for back-up staff assisting with protocol. Develop recruitment strategy including outreach fliers and posters.
- Represent protocol at staff meetings, community meetings, service meetings, etc. as assigned.
- Assist data management team with resolution of data inconsistencies. Maintain protocol statistics, including patient status, recruitment logs and enrollment logs. Other duties as assigned.
Expanded Research Aspects
- Contribute to the protocol development process as the Field Representative on protocol teams. Represent the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology as a leader and/or member on national clinical studies.
- Conduct special independent research projects as the opportunity arises.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing.
- Additional experience may substitute for master's degree, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
**Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date**
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. 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). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner
Starting Salary Range: $100,00 - $116,600 - $148,390 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M - F; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Der Research Division
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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