The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Department of Medicine - Chairman's Office is currently seeking a Clinical Research Nurse . This position independently manages operations of the Chairman's research on diabetes related protocols requiring the expertise and care of a Registered Nurse. Instructs and counsels patients in research procedures, administers treatment procedures, and monitors patients.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Recruit, screen and enroll eligible patients into clinical protocols.
Explain the protocol in detail and obtain informed consent from potential patient in accordance with the Joint Committee on Clinical Investigation which operates in compliance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Health and Human Services Title 45 Part 46 as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and good clinical practice standards.
Collect and manage necessary data through patient interviews including, but not limited to, past medical history, present illness, social history, family history, medication history.
Coordinate and document all aspects of patient care (including telephone contact with patient, or friends/family of the patient; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the patient's treatment.
Transcribe data completely and accurately to the case report forms for data entry to the database.
Coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
Participate in local quality control procedures of data through daily interactions with the quality assurance coordinators of the data management team.
Maintain confidential records of participants according to FDA and NIH regulations.
Assist in maintenance of statistics of patient status.
Other duties as assigned.
Clinical Research Aspects:
Perform phlebotomy, vital signs, cultures, and other metabolic research procedures within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act as needed, and as directed by specific protocols.
Initiates laboratory tests as defined within the scope of the protocols.
Manage laboratory abnormalities and adverse experiences as directed by the protocols, and when appropriate, notify the primary care provider, as well as both the Principal Investigator and Senior Research Program Manager of the research unit immediately.
Perform physical assessments of study patients as needed during visits and perform research procedures.
Protocol Team Leader:
Implement protocols as assigned by becoming familiar with all aspects of their conduct.
Orient other key staff to protocols by organizing and coordinating training sessions.
Ensure adequacy of supplies needed for specific protocols. Act as resource for back-up staff assisting with protocol.
Develop recruitment strategy including outreach fliers and posters.
Represent protocol at staff meetings, community meetings, service meetings, etc. as assigned.
Assist data management team with resolution of data inconsistencies.
Maintain protocol statistics, including patient status, recruitment logs and enrollment logs.
Participate in publishing and presenting scientific clinical research data.
Education: Bachelors in Nursing.
Experience: Three (3) years of registered nurse experience with at least one (1) year in research specialization. Previous Diabetes training is preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E2302E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Department of Medicine
Job Posting: Jan 8, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 110441
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.