The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is seeking a Clinical Research Nurse. The Department of Neurology provides evaluation, treatment, and care for patients suffering from a wide range of neurological disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and migraine. We provide care through our inpatient and consultative services, our designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, our Level 4 Epilepsy Center, our 22-bed Neuro-Critical Care Unit, and our busy outpatient practice. The Department also provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation services. A number of departmental faculty received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Veteran's Administration to study the role of genetics in stroke, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease, new brain imaging modalities in multiple sclerosis, biomarkers in multiple sclerosis, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. Many faculty are lead investigators in clinical trials to identify new therapeutic approaches for a broad range of neurological disorders.
This position will be responsible for performing research of a clinical nature across divisions in the Department of Neurology and is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research programs, studies and/or projects and overseeing clinical research activities. This position will be responsible for timely completion of deliverables to meet the needs of the study sponsor, principal investigator and department administration.
BENEFITS: 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.
Manages operations of one or more research studies or clinical trial protocols requiring the expertise and care of a Registered Nurse. Instructs and counsels patients in research procedures, administers treatment procedures, monitors patients during procedures, and analyzes patient data.
Develops and tracks work flow policies, recruitment strategy, and progress through the duration of the research study or clinical trial. Collaborates with Principal Investigators and regulatory staff in the preparation of new protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing clinical trials.
Reviews and recommends proposed research study and clinical trial protocols to evaluate factors such as sample collection process, facility location, data management plans, and potential subject risks.
Recruits research and clinical trial subjects. Interacts with subject participants that include eligibility screening, recruitment, and enrollment. Ensures informed consent is properly secured and documented, counseling, and obtaining patient medical history. Serves as a patient advocate throughout the research study or clinical trial. Develops and conducts patient and family education.
Instructs and counsels patients in research procedures and administers treatment procedures. Manages patient care in compliance with the research study or clinical trial protocol requirements. Monitors subject condition while ensuring safety and maintaining confidentiality. Identifies patient problems and makes adjustments to care plans.
Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures and/or methods of clinical research to meet changing needs and requirements and enforce standards. Performs Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protocol development and ensure compliance of research operations with protocols and all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional policies.
Develops and prepares study or research related documentation such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, case report forms, and institutional review board documents. Responsible for developing and producing custom and routine reports. Conducts quality assurance audits on data and regulatory documentation. Identifies protocol problems, informs investigators, and assists in problem resolution efforts. Recommends modifications and adjustments to care plans.
Administer and implement treatment procedures or drugs, monitors and studies their effects, and conducts subject medical evaluations. Obtains biologic tissue and blood samples as necessary and collects information through interviews, questionnaires, test results, and charts.
Manages the collection of complex research study or clinical trial data. Develops methods for collection, database storage, tracking, analysis, and interpretation of data. Prepares study and research related documentation.
Assist in monitoring study, clinical trial, or unit budget and compliance. May identify potential research study and clinical trial opportunities. Assist in writing research grants, publications in medical and nursing literature, study materials, brochures, and correspondence.
Serves as a liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies, and sponsor to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resource. Attends research study or clinical trial related meetings, conferences and teleconferences, as well as participating in any additional planning and development related activities.
Provide guidance and direction to staff engaged in clinical research or trials to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. Continuously educates and trains personnel on compliance and protocol.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or another discipline appropriate to position preferred
Experience: Three (3) years as registered nurse with one (1) year in research specialization
Certification/Licensure: Current Maryland license in good standing issued by the Maryland Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse or a multi-state licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland or appropriate federal district licensure where research is conducted.
Other: Certification from Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates preferred
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E2302E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Neurology
Job Posting: Mar 19, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 148041
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