The primary duties of the Research Nurse will be to have general knowledge of principles, concepts, and theory behind research, applies general analytical skills to oversee the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention; utilizing this knowledge will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assess subject eligibility by comparing subject history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements.
Consent, enroll and schedule eligible subjects.
Perform skin testing and pulmonary function testing.
Perform double blind placebo controlled food challenges with physician supervision.
Administer oral immunotherapy with physician supervision.
Perform clinical procedures relating to research protocols including case report and data collections forms, collecting data on past exposures and reaction, prior allergy evaluations, co-morbid conditions, and current medications.
Under the supervision of a physician, he/she will perform skin tests, spirometer, DBPCFC and oral immunotherapy administration.
Coordinate study visits with the GCRC staff, interact with subjects, ensure collection of pertinent data and complete case report forms, monitor the subject’s clinical course and collect research data on subjects enrolled in research protocol.
Responsible for entry of research data in study database.
Assist with data analysis, manuscript preparation and presentation of research findings at local and national meetings.
Meet regularly with Research Nurse Program Coordinator and PI to assess recruitment, determine subject eligibility, review data and study progress, and assist in adverse event awareness and reporting.
Responsible for maintaining records of patient related correspondence (labs, faxes, phone follow-up), maintaining IRB and GCRC files, and assisting Research Nurse Program Coordinator in preparation of IRB renewals and amendments.
Work with lab personnel to coordinate all subject related laboratory studies.
Abstract data from patient medical records that requires interpretation.
Use standard statistical techniques to ensure data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol.
Perform on-site and off-site audits as required by research protocol.
Utilizing working knowledge of study(s) will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues.
Perform literature searches.
Will abstract and index gathered information based on at minimum a working knowledge of the subject matter.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Three (3) years as a registered nurse with a minimum of two (2) years of clinical trial research experience; strongly preferred but not required. SoCRA certification is recommended, but not required at job entry.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Current CPR certification required.
Computer or other special needs for the position: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel; able to navigate eIRB, EPR/EPIC, ICTR online and CRMS.
Physical requirements for the job: Standing, sitting, walking, lifting testing equipment, and pulling a cart with testing equipment and binders.
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: Monday - Friday, 8:30am -5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hours/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003081-SOM Ped Immunology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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