Research Nurse II
This Research Nurse II position is within Office of Clinical Research (OCR), providing centralized support to Investigators who primarily conduct community engagement clinical research studies through Baylor College of Medicine’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). Unique opportunity to gain research nursing experience, leverage your existing clinical background, and transition to research nursing, as well as to gain clinical research coordinator experience in a variety of settings.
Experienced professional nurse who provides professional nursing skills involving patient related research efforts, with a focus in community engagement. Responsible for patient care in a clinical research area. Duties may include screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, administering medications, recording data for research analysis, and maintaining patient records. Experience working in a community based setting, as well as with pediatric population preferred. Requires travel to community settings for outreach and study conduct activities, and occasional after hours and weekend work. Ability to draw blood and work with participants to assist them in self-administering nasopharyngeals swabs, and bilingual (preferably Spanish) speaking preferred. Unique position focuses on community engagement and spends most of time performing outreach and clinical trial activities in the community.
- Requires travel to community settings for outreach and study conduct activities, and occasional after hours and weekend work.
- Develops relationships with community stakeholders, such as nursing homes, clinics, community centers, etc. for continued community engagement in clinical research
- Coordinates between OCR and ICTR to provide community based clinical trial support.
- Assists Clinical Research Manager with pre-study visits and feasibility assessments.
- Coordinates and ensures accurate protocol implementation and conduct for all assigned protocols, in accordance with guidelines of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
- Coordinates all study care for patients from recruitment, screening, enrollment, treatment, through follow-up on assigned protocols to ensure that the study is implemented as it is written and that all required data are available and collected.
- Assists the Principal Investigator - with informed consent; keeps apprised of subject progress; keeps apprised of study and enrollment status.
- Registers all patients, obtains and maintains randomization and dose levels; maintains records of patient accrual by protocol as required.
- Performs study specific procedures (i.e. blood draws, collects study specimens, vitals, education, investigational product administration and accountability, and administer questionnaires).
- Schedules study visits and coordinates all treatment and tests with inpatient and outpatient staff; requests or assists with scheduling and ensures results are received.
- Maintains patient charts and medical records, completing case-report forms and performing quality assurance checks on all data.
- Maintains effective communication with patients, physicians, and the company representative or clinical monitor for each research protocol.
- Acts as liaison - with drug companies or sponsoring institutions; and between patient and PI/MD concerning problems, adverse reactions, and other patient care issues as they may relate to the study drug.
- Coordinates with OCR regulatory staff on IRB interactions, completion of required actions as directed by study Sponsor, Affiliate involvement with study conduct, Investigational Pharmacy, Research Office, Diagnostics, Credentialing, etc., as needed.
- Follows-up with subjects and ensure research needs are met at all subject/family meetings (discuss progress of treatment, changes in therapy, answer questions, and assess for any toxicities or side effects, etc.).
- Serves as consultant and provide study specific education to nurses, fellows and professional staff for ongoing research projects to include investigational drugs, devices, or procedures.
- Serves as a resource to staff, providing training and guidance to research nurses and other research personnel.
- Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and customer service in adherence with the scope of practices as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Experience working in a community based setting, as well as with pediatric population.
- Able to draw blood and work with participants to assist them in self-administering nasopharyngeal swabs.
- Bilingual - preferably Spanish.
- Regional travel during the day to community settings.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.