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Clinical Research Nurse

Job ID 77886BR Baltimore, Maryland
For the Daytime Fulltime or Part-time positions, the hours are:
  • Primarily weekdays with weekend work rotation. 6, 8, and 12-hour dayshifts available.
  • Occasional nightshift required.
  • Self-scheduling and flexibility according to unit needs.
    Nursing experience needed:
  • At least 1 year nursing experience.
    Population served:
  • Mostly healthy adults and on occasion a child.
  • On occasion an adult with a specific diagnosis.
    Nursing Environment:
  • This is a 24/7 in-house unit where participants stay for various lengths of time as determined by different studies. Participants are housed in dormitory-style accommodations, with multiple participants assigned to one room. The nurses oversee the day-to-day administration and operations of the unit.
  • The overall goal is to introduce medication or instruments to be tested for future public use for a variety of indications or illnesses. The nurses are also primarily responsible for investigational product administration via multiple routes, including, but not limited to, IV, IM, SC, PO, Topical, Inhalation etc. The nurses are attentive to the safety of participants and possible side-effects.
  • Nurses work closely with an interdisciplinary team, which includes Clinical Research Coordinators, Project Managers, Medical Team, and Research Assistants, in order to plan for and manage clinical trials.
    Responsibilities:
  • Support Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), and all work processes to ensure the efficient and compliant clinical operation of the Early Phase Clinical Unit (EPCU).
  • Assumes responsibility for patient care and study conduct assignments. Ensures that all study laboratory and medical tests are completed, and that eligibility requirements specific to the assigned study are met. Assesses compliance, symptoms, etc. per study protocol. Arranges for pre/post procedure laboratory work to be performed.
  • Ensures that all established timelines relating to areas of responsibility and assigned projects are met.
  • Participates and may direct identification and enrollment of study participants. Contributes to the development and implementation of study/research objectives.
  • Demonstrates Guest and Staff Relations standards in all activities.
  • Assesses, monitors, records, and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to the appropriate physician. Dispenses medication as directed.
  • Collects and prepares data. Organize and enter data into case report forms. Enter data into databases when required. Assists physicians in completing flow sheets in medical records and progress notes. Updates and maintains the contents of the Clinical Study File.
  • Performs or arranges for phlebotomy, urine collection, sample preparation, storage and shipment of samples, drug dispensing, and follows GCP quality study documentation.
  • Acts as participant advocate in the conduct of clinical studies.

Qualifications

Skills:
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills required
  • Excellent communication skills required. The ability to communicate well with people and doctors are essential.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Must be self-directed and often work with minimal supervision.
  • Emergency care and comprehensive assessment skills are also highly desirable.
    Knowledge and Experience:
  • Desired at least 1-year nursing experience
  • Strong computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the research processes are highly desirable.
  • Working Schedule: Because the clinic is a 24/7 in-house unit, schedule will include shift rotation and weekends as the workflow dictates. Day shift primarily include weekdays with weekend work rotation. 6, 8, and 12-hour dayshifts available. Occasional nightshift is required. Although self-scheduling applies, flexibility is necessary to accommodate unit needs and changes.
  • Physical Requirements: Moving and lifting patient, pushing stretchers, moving heavy monitors, visual and auditory acuity, manual dexterity, exposure to body fluids.
    Education:
  • BSN preferred or relevant work experience.
  • Current Maryland Registered Nurse License.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • ACLS certification required within 6 months of start date

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