Clinical Research Nurse

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Company :
Northwestern University

Location :
Chicago, Illinois

Expiry Date :
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
SunIRef:Nurse:title The Clinical Research Nurse is responsible for coordinating research-related activities for patients treated in the Division of Infectious Diseases. This individual ensures appropriateness of subjects, supervises data collection and reporting, subject management, and ensures adherence to all regulatory requirements and IRB-approved protocols. In addition, this individual is responsible for helping to orient new personnel, acting as a resource to research study subjects, physicians, and other clinic personnel. This position will facilitate clinical research-related activities for the AIDS Clinical Research Group. Specific Responsibilities: Providing direct patient care involving diagnosis, administration of medications, and performance of tests under the direction of the principal investigator or supervising physician; Providing health practices information and education to patients regarding medications, diseases, diet, exercise, and any special procedures; Acting as a liaison for patient/physician telephone calls; Assisting patients by providing appropriate referrals to physicians, clinics, or agencies. Reviewing medical records; Reviewing clinical and laboratory evaluations; Maintaining appropriate source documentation and appropriately and accurately completing patient charts and/or case reports. Evaluating and enrolling patients in clinical research studies; Obtaining patients’ informed-consent, Collecting scientific samples and detailed, accurate data; Arranging follow up medical care to insure ongoing monitoring of patients in research protocols; Reporting adverse events to principal investigator and/or sponsor in a timely manner. Preparing materials for submission to the IRB and participating in protocol development by drafting study protocols and/or reviewing potential protocols to evaluate their effect on standard nursing procedures; Preparing financial records including quarterly reports, budget, and subject-related expense; Preparing for and completing close out procedures for terminated studies, ensuring all FDA, sponsor, and University regulations have been followed; Acting as a protocol resource for other research team members; Participating actively in clinical meetings, rounds, and departmental meetings. Participating in departmental activities, special projects, and other duties as required or assigned. Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired; and Current license as a registered nurse with the state of Illinois. Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.) Proven knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of nursing care. Proven knowledge of health care data management techniques and systems. Proven clinical assessment skills. Proven ability to perform diagnostic testing. Able to articulate and clearly communicate clinical and/or information to patients and other health care professionals. Strong computer skills to include advanced use of Word and Excel software programs, internet and email. Ability to successfully complete the requirements of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Research Access Program. Proficient in written and spoken English. Action oriented – Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation. Coachability – Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement. Collaboration – Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one’s own team. Collegiality – Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment. Initiative – Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems. Meets deadlines – Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines. Multi-tasking – Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Organization – Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail Preferred Qualifications: 1-3 years’ experience in clinical research or academic medical center environment; Previous experience with HIV clinical care or research; and Previous experience with IRB and NIH regulations and procedures.