We are currently seeking a Sr. Research Nurse to implement and oversee multiple, single- and multi-site national studies as assigned for the Transplant Oncology and Infectious Disease Clinical Research Center (TOID-CRC) in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases. Our primary research focus is the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious complications in solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. The Sr. Research Nurse should be someone who works well in a fast-paced collaborative atmosphere but can also maintain a high degree of independence. This position will report directly to the TOID-CRC Research Manager and Principal Investigators and work closely with the TOID-CRC Senior Research Program Supervisor.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Anticipates research requirements for designated patient populations
Collaborates in development & writing of protocols and consent forms
Collaborates in development and preparation of regulatory documents
Applies knowledge of study design to evaluate new protocols
Applies knowledge of federal & local regulations when evaluating new protocols
Reviews & assesses new protocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, maintaining subject safety, etc. for assigned protocols
Collaborates in the determination of roles & responsibilities of research team members in the implementation of assigned trials
Evaluates the impact on & availability of resources for assigned clinical trials
Lists & clarifies concerns & questions about new protocols with Research Nurse Manager and PI. Proposes & negotiates alternatives to improve protocol implementation.
Collaborates in the design of appropriate methods for collection of data required for assigned trials
Oversees & collaborates in development of study tools including data collection forms, eligibility checklists, and preprinted orders
Develops study specific CRFs
Participates in the development of study specific databases, assuring clinical data is appropriate for answering study specific endpoints
Develops study specific laboratory and operational manuals
Ensures regulatory requirements are met for designated studies
Assures compliance with local, national, and international regulatory standards; as appropriate, prepares & submits required regulatory documents
Develops training materials for assigned studies/projects
Monitors for and notifies PI of IRB approval/request for further information as appropriate
Determines that all approvals for studies have been received prior to initiation of research activity
Represents Center at research and protocol initiation meetings
Assures that all elements of a trial are in place before activating subsites
Participates in communications with protocol sponsors, NIH, and cooperative groups, coordinating plans to address issues with PI.
Recruitment & enrollment:
Responsible for evaluating and assuring recruitment and study/project goals are met by the research team and participating sites.
Responsible for the development of recruitment strategies to ensure patient accrual within protocol timeframes.
Prepares and presents study specific updates to Research Manager and Investigators as requested. Identify and provide recommendations to remediate issues of concern
Data Management/Document maintenance:
Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal & external sources & monitors compliance with requirements of assigned clinical trials.
Applies clinical/pharmacological knowledge to assure that safety reporting processes for assigned studies are implemented and maintained
Prepares and submits protocol amendments and revisions
Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of the clinical research process
Demonstrates ability to integrate new clinical trials with current research activity.
Evaluates outcomes of clinical trials
Monitors external site compliance with required study procedures & GCP standards
Performs/monitors ongoing data analysis regarding clinical research studies, including toxicities, dose modifications, dose levels, adverse reactions, & response
Assumes responsibility for specific QA activities for research teams (i.e., participates in institutional QA process)
Participates in sponsor/cooperative group/internal audits/monitoring
Assists with development & review of TOID SOPs pertaining to performance of clinical research
Maintains records of correspondence of faxes, e-mails, IRB/JCCI submissions, FDA submissions, etc.
Participates in orientation process for new Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Research Coordinators, including the mentoring and managing of other clinic personnel to promote quality, safety, and excellence in care
Coordinates and/or presents continuing education/in-service programs for Clinical Research Nurses, Clinical Associates, Data Managers, and others involved in the research process
Attends and participates in in-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences, and other relevant programs for professional growth and development.
Collaborates with other members of the research team in preparing study results for presentation/publication
Authors/coauthors manuscripts for publication in the nursing literature and/or presentation at conferences related to areas of expertise
Identifies nursing research questions related to protocol populations/issues and, with assistance, collaboration, and appropriate financial support, implements nursing research within departmental priorities
Takes advantage of opportunities to make presentations in local community regarding research projects, areas of expertise, etc.
On-call late and weekend responsibilities are required once per month.
Position requires significant mobility, ability to walk back and forth between university, lab, and hospital.
Must be able to lift 10 pounds overhead, and pickup and carry objects up to 15 pounds.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline required. Master's degree strongly preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience in the specialty or a related area required. Minimum 2 years research experience.
Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree. Related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialing process is required within two weeks of start date.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of 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.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Nurse Working Title: Sr. Research Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805 - $97,435; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm plus, Up to 37.5 hours/week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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