The Research Nurse will participate in studies of Multiple Sclerosis(MS) and related disorders. She/he will assist the principal investigators in the implementation of novel high-profile clinical trials for new methods to treat and to follow MS patients and related disorders. The successful applicant will be passionate about patient well-being, and improving the long-term trajectory for those patients through research and clinical care. While the nurse will work with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, research nurses, and research coordinators, applicants must be able to work and make decisions independently, and have good time management skills in order to work on several projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Also, excellent organizational skills and data management are required, as well as flexibility and a willingness to help out members of the collaborative team, when such an occasion arises.
Research responsibilities include:
Screen potential participants for participation in trials and recruitment for studies through patient registries and relevant clinics
Ensure the informed consent process for studies, and coordinate participant enrollment and follow-up visits related to each respective study.
The research nurse will also help with the collection of study data and biospecimens, entering data into study database, as well as documenting and reporting adverse events.
He/She will assist with the management of protocol related health problems, and maintain communication with members of the research team in a confidential manner and in accordance with good clinical practice.
Other research responsibilities include: Maintaining research related documents and correspondence in a confidential manner, including informed consent forms and research data. Resolving queries and reviewing monitoring reports to identify and correct errors. Reporting protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner.Maintaining study inventory according to regulatory standards. Reviewing with PIs research accounts status. Working with Compliance committees and Institutional Review Boards. Interacting with research subjects by email, phone, and in-person in a professional manner. Meeting with the research team on a regular basis, and participating in troubleshooting and resolving issues for research studies.
The nurse's main professional development responsibilities will include: Assume responsibility for own professional development and remain current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education events or programs. Maintain current knowledge of all JHH, JHU, and clinic policies and procedures related to clinical operations, and assume responsibility for appropriate application, and compliance. Complete clinical nursing educational activities to grow/strengthen specialization in MS nursing.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing - in which case the procurement of licensure in the State of Maryland will be required.
Current BCLS / CPR certification required.
Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Successful completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Two years of clinical or research nursing experience in neurologic diseases is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
MS experience, highly desired, but not necessary.
Additional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Ability to work well with families and patients/research subjects. Documentation of completion of HIPAA and research subject protection education required. Prior experience in study coordination is preferred. Proficiency with MS Office software and EPIC electronic medical record system preferred.
Research Nurse coordinates day-to day-tasks related to designing, implementing and/or completing clinical research projects. Ensures the implementation of research protocols as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies; screen and enroll patients, and provide continuous monitoring of these studies ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly.
Classified Title: Research Nurse Working Title: Research Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945-$83,865 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am -5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003522-SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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