The COVID CRU Outpatient Sr. Research Nurse reports directly to the Research Nurse Manager of the CRU and Medical Director and carries out outpatient clinical procedures in keeping with approved study protocols, clinic policies, and good clinical practice (GCP). This position also assists the Medical/Clinic Director in the day-to-day oversight of the outpatient clinic, the creation and interpretation of clinic policy, budgeting and financial oversight, and personnel management. The COVID CRU Outpatient Clinics anticipate seeing 1000 outpatient visits on approximately 25 different research protocols each year. The COVID CRU Outpatient Sr. Research Nurse participates in almost all of these visits, and must be conversant with each of the study protocols using the clinic.
The COVID CRU Outpatient Sr. Research Nurse “Nurse” will report to one or more field-based Clinical Research Units designed to implement clinical research protocols in persons infected and uninfected with SARS-CoV-2. The Nurse will be responsible for transfusion and monitoring of blood products, medication infusions, injections, and oral administration of medications as well as collection of biospecimens including but not limited to nasopharyngeal swabs, blood, urine, and stool. The Nurse will perform study procedures as required by each specific protocol and will be responsible for executing these procedures according to the protocol.
Implement standards of Good Clinical Practices in the care of research subjects.
Provide study-protocol-directed, evidence-based care based on the nursing process, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.
Insert IV’s, transfuse blood products, monitor infusions, give medications, conduct patient interviews, collect biospecimens by phlebotomy and other methods, process lab samples, conduct QA/inspection of Clinic equipment, perform nursing examinations, obtain vital signs and anthropometrics.
Fill out appropriate study paperwork and complete nursing documentation.
Work collaboratively with faculty investigators, research nurses, study coordinators and other members of the study team to ensure the highest quality, most ethical clinical research study.
Identify and advocate for quality improvement initiatives (clinical, financial, operational) that are aligned with departmental and organizational safety and operational objectives and promote cost-effective use of clinic resources.
Attend unit meetings, attend protocol start up meetings, and be familiar with all study protocols being conducted in the clinic.
Assist Research Nurse Manager and Medical Director in mentoring and managing other clinic personnel to promote quality, safety, and excellence in care.
Enforce all unit, lab, safety and bedside testing policies for the unit consistent with JHH/JHU policies and procedures and adhere to all HIPAA requirements.
Work under the direction of the Research Nurse Manager and Medical Director to ensure successful completion of each clinical research study and to perform other duties as assigned.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline required.
Two (2) years of experience in the specialty or a related area required.
Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Knowledge of EPIC, BLS, and Infusions/ transfusions.
Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree and related master's degree may be considered in lieu of some experience, as permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: Related 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for some 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.
Master's degree strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
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.
Ability to move about.
Classified title: Sr. Research Nurse
Working title: Sr. Research Nurse
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MF
Starting Salary Range: $70,805 - $97,437 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Blalock 3 - 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore
Department name: 10003311-SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Research
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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