Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Otolaryngology Research seeks a Research Nurse to participate in studies of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Cancer and related disorders. Assist the Program Director and principal investigators in the design and implementation of novel high-profile clinical trials for new methods to treat and to follow select patients and related disorders. The successful applicant will be passionate about patient well-being, and improving the long-term trajectory for those patients through research and clinical care.
The Research Nurse will work with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, research nurses, and research coordinators, applicants must be able to work and make decisions independently, and have good time management skills in order to work on several projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Also, excellent organizational skills and data management are required, as well as flexibility and a willingness to help out members of the collaborative team, when such an occasion arises.
*Travel to Johns Hopkins sites in The Washington DC area for trial related activities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Work on complex clinical studies which require a high level of knowledge, coordination and data abstraction
Maintain good working knowledge of all assigned protocol and reporting requirements.
Screen potential participants for participation in trials and recruitment for studies through patient registries and relevant clinics.
Evaluate ongoing eligibility of research subjects participating in clinical trials; collaborate with principal investigator to obtain exceptions as appropriate.
Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care given on a short-term bases.
Ensure the informed consent process for studies is completed, and coordinate participant enrollment and follow-up visits related to each respective study.
Assesses and ensures subject safety throughout participation in the trial, and assists patients with medical problems related to study.
Recognizes common laboratory values and alerts appropriate individuals for clinically significant deviations.
Presents PI with relevant information for determination of seriousness, causality, and intervention for adverse events.
Acts on the PI's recommendation for adverse event intervention.
Maintain follow-up to determine resolution of adverse event.
Will recognize and document adverse events per protocol and ensure reporting to the appropriate study and regulatory personal, as well as initiates adverse events reports and ensures proper and timely distribution to sponsor and IRB.
Grades identified toxicities per NCI or protocol specific criteria.
Attend medical staff meetings to review study progress.
Responsible for appropriate documentation of clinical study in medical record and appropriate protocol documents. Schedules visits, tests & procedures for patients entered into clinical trials to ensure results are available in a timely manner.
Will assist with the management of protocol related health problems, and maintain communication with members of the research team in a confidential manner and in accordance with good clinical practice.
Communicates data from clinical trials relevant to patient management to community-based health care personnel.
Other Research Responsibilities include:
Maintaining research related documents and correspondence in a confidential manner, including informed consent forms and research data.
Collaborate with other member of the research team to prepare for and respond to study audits.
Will assist with the collection and management of study data and bio specimens, entering data into study database(s), as well as documenting and reporting adverse events.
Resolving queries and reviewing monitoring reports to identify and correct errors Reporting protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner.
Maintaining study inventory according to regulatory standards.
Reviewing research accounts status with PIs.
Will meet with clinical trial financial management staff to identify procedures, laboratory tests and protocol events that require invoicing to the sponsor as defined in the financial contract.
May participate in the development of invoicing schedules.
Working with Compliance committees and Institutional Review Boards.
Interacting with research subjects by email, phone, and in-person in a professional manner. Meeting with the research team on a regular basis, and participating in troubleshooting and resolving issues for research studies.
Ensures development and or availability of appropriate protocol and or treatment specific patient education materials.
Determines effectiveness of patient/family education and modifies the education plan to most effectively address patient/family needs.
Provide staff education related to assigned clinical trials (in-services)
Attend and participate in in-services, external trainings, workshops, conferences and other relevant and or required programs for professional growth and development.
Primary Professional Development Responsibilities will include:
Assume responsibility for own professional development and remain current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education events or programs.
Maintain current knowledge of all JHH, JHU, and clinic policies and procedures related to clinical operations, and assume responsibility for appropriate application, and compliance. Complete clinical nursing educational activities to grow/strengthen specialization research oncology nursing.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing (in which case the procurement of licensure in the State of Maryland will be required). Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross BCLS CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH credentialing process.
Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Ability to effectively organize own time and set priorities for a group of patients on a research protocol.
Ability to work well with families and patients/research subjects.
Documentation of completion of HIPAA and research subject protection education required.
Prior experience in study coordination is preferred.
Proficiency with MS Office software and EPIC electronic medical record system preferred.
Be prepared to travel to Johns Hopkins sites in The Washington DC area for trial related activities.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Research Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945.00 - $83,865.00; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Otolaryngology Research Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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