Screen and identify eligible patients in the surrounding medical community.
Evaluate potential subject data for clinical studies via screening surveys, telephone call or clinic interview.
Schedule and coordinate research visits.
Work closely with the study MD to determine which candidates can enter clinical research studies.
Obtain informed consent from potential subjects after explanation and review in layman's terms of the informed consent.
Supervise research assistants in performance of above.
Educate study subjects about study protocol.
Maintain frequent contact with the subject as necessary via phone, email or letter.
Conduct clinical study visits in accordance with protocol.
Demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: a. Vital signs - interprets findings as well as trends. b. Venipuncture and intravenous line placement, in accordance with Universal Precautions; package and ship specimens appropriately. c. Glucose tolerance tests according to established guidelines d. Any procedure required by the study protocol, demonstrate ability to acquire new skills Administer study medication, which may be in oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intravenous form.
Monitor the subject prior to, during and after study drug administration according to the protocol.
Elicit and assess adverse experiences and communicate these to the Investigator.
Evaluate subject laboratory and physical findings with Investigator/sub-investigators; provide or obtain further information from subjects or healthcare providers as required in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment.
Keep the subject's primary physician updated on the subject's status by phone calls, faxes, emails and letters.
Participate in the conduct of clinical research projects/studies involving various modalities of treatment for patients in the Department of Medicine.
Assist with NIH Funded Diabetes prevention multi-centered trials implemented, and coordinated within the Section.
Participate in established and future research programs in the Section.
Serve as liaison between P.I., sponsoring agent, regulatory groups, patient, family members, referring MD's/community MD's, pharmacist, statistician and other members of the research team.
Assist in the development of comprehensive databases and participate in Qi/QA projects.
Applies logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Interprets information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Five years of nursing experience Â
Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research.
Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Ability to read documents or instruments.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.
Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments.
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