Classified Title: Research Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME Starting Salary Range: $59,159 – $81,406 commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 5:00pm - Occasional Evenings and weekends. Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001144-Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR Personnel area: School of Public Health
General summary/purpose: The Center for Immunization Research offers an exciting career for a Research Nurse specializing in Pediatrics. The research nurse will function as a member of a research team comprised of scientists, health professionals and administrative personnel to evaluate new respiratory vaccines in children. The Research nurse will be responsible for the recruitment and clinical nursing care of healthy pediatric volunteers in intensive, respiratory clinical research studies. The primary role is to conduct independent recruitment activities in pediatric clinics and private practices in the Baltimore/Washington area for participation in NIH-funded vaccine research studies. Job requires collaboration with faculty, lab staff, IRB, and study sponsor on development, implementation, and management of various research studies. The research nurse will have a direct reporting relationship with a senior research nurse.
Specific duties & responsibilities: Assess, implement, and manage recruitment and study activities. Interview and educate potential study volunteers and families. Act as liaison between recruitment sites and study staff. Conduct participant pre-screen calls and schedule participants for screening visit. Conduct informed consent process. Review medical records for basic inclusion/exclusion eligibility and assist in study enrollment. Contribute in the development, implementation, and maintenance of standard operating procedures. Ensure studies comply with applicable regulations and guidelines, including Good Clinical Practice and Federal regulations. Implements and ensures compliance of QA/QC activities related to all studies. Perform other recruitment, retention and research related activities as needed.
Data Responsibilities: Clear, concise, professional oral and written communication is required. Ensure security and confidentiality of all data. Conduct chart reviews, preparation and maintenance of study materials, data collection including but not limited to study documentation, maintenance of volunteer's medical and research records, maintenance of written study related logs and computer files. Meet regularly (phone or in-person) with research coordinator for review of data accuracy and overall progress of recruitment activities.
Nursing Responsibilities: Provide quality and compassionate nursing care, conduct research safety assessments, collect nasal rinse and blood specimens and communicate status of research activities to the study team. The nursing activities may be performed in the CIR clinic, designated primary care provider offices, or in the volunteer's home. In addition, the Research Nurse will engage in continuous professional development, training sessions and team meetings.
Minimum qualifications: Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Preferred qualifications: BSN preferred. Research and phlebotomy experience preferred. Previous pediatric inpatient or outpatient clinical experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Current Research Certification or willing to obtain research certification within three years of hire.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Has excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with pediatric medical care providers, parents and children. Able to make study level decisions based on a combination of professional judgment and experience. Able to work independently and in a group setting. Has reliable transportation to travel between volunteer's homes and recruitment sites. Comfortable with completing nursing duties in a non-clinical environment. Has flexibility in schedule to work evening and rotating weekend on-call hours to accommodate study needs.
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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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