The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is currently recruiting for a Nurse Coordinator . The Nurse Coordinator will coordinate and implement clinical research activities for the DC Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress (DC PFAP) Hepatitis Clinical Research Program that is part of the Clinical Research Unit at the Institute of Human Virology. This position is based in Washington, DC to support the clinical research activities of the DC PFAP Program. The Nurse Coordinator will be responsible for study coordination of research studies specifically investigational drug studies, overseeing staff implementation of research at sites, administrative coordination for study implementation, ongoing monitoring, and assisting with regulatory reporting. In a clinic setting, this position is responsible for day to day operations of clinic and support to physicians and patient care. This position will work in tandem with the pharmacist, regulatory staff, other support staff, nurses and physicians also working in the DC PFAP Program and the CRU.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Perform study coordinator responsibilities with regards to study-start up, implementation and close out including IRB submission, regulatory reporting etc.
Implements research protocols including investigation study drug, therapy, and/or procedures. Routinely monitors participants to ensure that medications are being taken in accordance with the research protocol. Observes physical and emotional reactions to medications and/or treatments. Reports irregularities and adverse effects to appropriate medical personnel.
Obtains, processes and transports specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic technique. Performs venipunctures and fingersticks to obtain blood specimens if necessary.
Completes case report forms and other records documenting activities such as treatments and medications received. Compiles and presents statistics of study progress internally and to sponsoring agency.
Reviews medical records and extracts, enters and updates information into an automated data file system. Keeps primary provider informed on patient enrollment.
Maintains thorough knowledge of protocols, nursing procedures and regulatory requirements.
Provides health education information to study participants and their families.
Facilitates clinic process by scheduling and following-up appointments, overseeing patient flow, preparing patients for procedures, preparing examination and treatment rooms and maintaining clinic supplies.
Coordinates application of medications through patients' insurance companies.
Trains program research assistants and staff at sites to support study implementation and clinical care.
Participates in grant writing and development of new projects and implementation/coordination.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Nursing
Experience: Five (5) years of experience as a registered nurse. Requires at least 1 year of clinical research experience. Experience in study coordination with investigational drug studies preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed registered nurse in Washington, DC. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation. No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
Knowledge of best practices in the field good clinical research practice (GCP) and nursing as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
Experience and willingness to work with diverse patient populations and communities.
Interest in opioid-use disorder, viral infections including hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
Ability to interview patients to determine effectiveness of treatment/research outcomes.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
Oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E2301F
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Mar 12, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 117761
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