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Sr. Research Nurse

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 29, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

The Office of Capital Region Research (CAPRES) is a Johns Hopkins Medicine effort that provides research management and support infrastructure to the Johns Hopkins-owned hospitals in the National Capital corridor. CAPRES is seeking a full timeSr. Research Nurseto work at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. The Sr. Research Nurse will work with multiple Principal Investigators to perform the responsibilities inherent in clinical research studies and will report directly to the Director, CAPRES.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities



Project Management




Pre-study

  • Anticipates research requirements for designated patient populations.
  • May collaborate in development & writing of protocols and consent forms, as appropriate. Collaborates in development and preparation of regulatory documents as appropriate.
  • Applies knowledge of study design to evaluate new protocols.
  • Applies knowledge of federal & local regulations when evaluating new protocols.
  • Reviews & assesses new protocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, maintaining subject safety etc.
  • Evaluates the impact on & availability of and proposes & negotiates alternatives to improve protocol implementation.


Pre-initiation

  • Collaborates in the determination of roles & responsibilities of health care team members in the implementation of assigned trials.
  • Collaborates in the design of appropriate methods for collection of data required for assigned trials.
  • Oversees & collaborates in development of study tools including data collection forms, eligibility checklists, preprinted orders and the review of the internal budget.
  • Prepares protocol submissions as appropriate.
  • Assures receipt of protocol by pharmacy for review & input as appropriate.
  • Communicates with coordinating center and provides necessary documentation (i.e., Cvs, 1572, lab licenses, normal values, IRB submissions, etc.) as appropriate.
  • Assures compliance with local & national regulatory standards; as appropriate, prepares & submits required regulatory documents.
  • Prepares drug data sheets for pharmacy and assures submission of same to CRO/IRB for assigned protocols as appropriate.
  • Monitors for and notifies PI of IRB approval/request for further information as appropriate.
  • Determines that IRB approval has been received prior to initiation of research activity.
  • Represents department at research and protocol initiation meetings.
  • Assures that all elements of a trial are in place before opening to accrual.
  • Communicates with protocol sponsors and coordinates plans to address issues with PI.


Recruitment & Enrollment

  • Ensures initial & ongoing eligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies.
  • Collaborates in the development of recruitment strategies to ensure patient accrual within protocol timeframes.


Data Collection/Document Maintenance

  • Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal & external sources & monitors compliance with requirements of assigned clinical trials.
  • Applies pharmacological knowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse event causality & relationship to study drug/procedure.
  • Records & documents protocol deviations.
  • Prepares and submits protocol amendments and revisions as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of the clinical research process.
  • Demonstrates ability to integrate new clinical trials with current research activity.


Quality Assurance

  • Evaluates outcomes of clinical trials.
  • Monitors study team compliance with required study procedures & GCP standards.
  • Performs/monitors ongoing data analysis regarding clinical research studies, including toxicities, dose modifications, dose levels, adverse reactions, & response. Assumes responsibility for specific QA activities for research teams (i.e., participates in institutional QA process).
  • Participates in sponsor internal audits/monitoring.
  • Assists with development & review of institutional SOPs pertaining to performance of clinical research.
  • Maintains records of correspondence of faxes, e-mails, IRB/JCCI submissions, FDA submissions, etc.


Communication

  • Independently/collaboratively performs responsibilities of Level I.

Education

  • Patient/Family Education: Designs/coordinates educational programs for patients and families relevant to protocols.
  • Provides ongoing education to patients and families regarding pertinent clinical trial and clinical management issues.
  • Staff Education: Participates in orientation process for new Clinical Research staff including mentoring and precepting.
  • Attends and participates in in-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences, and other relevant programs for professional growth and development.

Community

  • Collaborates with other members of the research team in preparing study results for presentation/publication.
  • Identifies nursing research questions related to protocol populations/issues and, with assistance, collaboration, and appropriate financial support, implements nursing research within departmental priorities.
  • Takes advantage of opportunities to make presentations in local community regarding research projects, areas of expertise, etc.


Clinical Practice

  • Planning - Identifies need and incorporates information from other health care disciplines into clinical research protocol.
  • Plans long-term study patient care in relation to identified and potential problems related to assigned research protocols/patient populations.
  • Implementation - Collaborates with health care team to coordinate and facilitate protocol requirements for assigned clinical trials.
  • Evaluation - Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care s/he has planned, administered, or delegated. Evaluates patient=s response to interventions outlined on study protocol, proposes alternative methods to meet individual patient needs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care planned on a long-term basis.
  • Gives rationale for action/inaction based on scientific principles, practice experience, and internal/external regulations.
  • Evaluates patients - participation in assigned clinical trials and identifies barriers to compliance.
  • Plans, proposes and evaluates means to overcome identified barriers to protocol compliance.

Consultation

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with members of other health care disciplines in order to facilitate clinical and research outcomes.
  • Provides guidance and direction to other health care professionals (internal and external) in implementation of research protocols.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of collaborative role with other health care professionals.


Clinical Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides supervision and oversight of Clinical Associates as assigned.


Working Conditions

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacologic agents.
  • Safety regulations must be followed.
  • Work schedules are determined by protocol activity and may demand flexible and/or extended work hours.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related discipline required.
  • Minimum of two year's experience in the specialty or a related area.
  • Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree and related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree strongly preferred.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Nurse
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Sr. Research Nurse
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF
Starting Salary Range: $74,400 - $130,400 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 8 am - 4 pm M-F
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Suburban - Bethesda, MD
Department name: 10003802-SOM Admin Res Clinical Research Contract
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
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Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visithttps://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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