The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the oversight of the administrative and scientific implementation of complex clinical research studies. This individual provides comprehensive and age appropriate care for children with allergic diseases, including food allergy, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis. He/she will work with allergists and other members of the health care team in the care of patients from infancy through adolescence. This will include evaluations of subjects in research protocols, oversight of oral food challenges and research medication administration.
The Nurse Practitioner practices within the guidelines of the unit, department, and institution and in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner- Physician Written Agreement required and approved by the State of Maryland.
This job requires utilizing a thorough knowledge of concepts and theories in research studies and associated protocols for the design, implementation, oversight and analysis of clinical trials. Job requires collaboration within Johns Hopkins including faculty, Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU), IRB, and various other internal staff members as well as with outside entities including NIH, Contract Research Organizations and FDA on the development, implementation, and management and monitoring of various research studies.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide advanced nursing care directly to patients/families enrolled in ongoing research studies on food allergy, specifically novel and potentially high risk studies on novel treatments children with severe food allergy. Duties includes providing compreshensive physical exams, prescribing and regulating medications. Providing direct supervision during research visit-related skin testing, study medication adminstration and oral food challenge administration and performing other related procedures per Nurse Practitioner-Physician written agreement.
Carry out research coodinator responsibilities. Duties includs research subject recruitment and collection of data on food exposures and reactions, prior allergy evaluations, comorbid conditions, and current medications, and monitoring compliance and adverse events on subjects enrolled in research protocol.
Oversee the regulatory, administrative, and scientific implementation of multiple research studies including participation in protocol development, preparation of IRB original submissions, renewals and amendments, ICTR original application, in-service and renewals, and CRMS application and maintainance.
Communicate on a regular basis with the NIH and coordinating center for each of these studies.
Develop and implement plans to identify, recruit and retain research subjects
Maintain study database/spreadsheet as well as organization and entry of research data in study database. Complete case report forms and data collection tools to ensure accurate collection of pertinent data
Coordinate study visits with the ICTR staff, Division staff, research subject and familes.
Assisit in data analysis, manuscript preparation and presentation of research findings at local and national meetings.
Oversight of 1-2 study staff
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. Current 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.
Preferred Qualifications: 4 years' experience in research and 6 years nursing experience preferred.
JHU Equivalency: Additional experience may substitute for master's degree.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to perform double blind, placebo-controlled food challenges with food allergic subjects in a safe manner. Able to perform and interpret skin tests and spirometry.
Individual must maintain Certification as a Research Professional (SOCRA or ACRP preferred).
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 Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Pediatrics Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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