Research Nurse

Maryland, United States
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classified Title: Research Nurse 
Working Title: Research Nurse  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,342-$83,034 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002805-SOM DOM Cardiology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose:

Research Nurse coordinates day-to-day tasks related to designing, implementing and/or completing clinical research projects. Ensures the implementation of research protocols as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies; screen and enroll patients, and provide continued monitoring of these studies ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Will manage and coordinate care of Cardiology patients participating in designated clinical trials under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • Anticipates requirements for designated patient populations; screens potential research subjects for participation in clinical trials and evaluates ongoing eligibility of research subjects.
  • Ensures collection of pertinent data and will be responsible for all data management (i.e. entering data into sponsor database(s) and maintaining individual participant’s binders from internal and external sources).
  • Monitors compliance with requirements of assigned clinical trials and resolves queries and reviews monitoring reports to identify and correct deficiencies.
  • Ensures that patients and staff education needs are met with regard to assigned protocols. Reports protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for patient follow-up and collection of specimens.
  • Lists and clarifies concern and questions about new protocols with PI/ sponsors. Proposes and negotiates alternatives to improve protocol implementation. Reviews and assesses new protocol for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, maintaining subject safety, etc. represents department at research and protocol initiation meetings, applies cardiology device or pharmacological knowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse event causality and relationship to study drug / device procedure.
  • Maintains study inventory according to regulatory standards. Reviews with PIs research accounts status. Works with Compliance committees and Institutional Review Boards.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams. Will work with Regulatory Research Coordinator and Commercial sponsors.
  • Handle relevant patient biological specimens and follow protocol requirements.
  • Blood sample processing to include obtaining specimens by phlebotomy and appropriate handling and labeling.
  • Oversee record management for several research studies. Set up database, as well as processing systems and efficiencies for reporting purposes using Excel, Access, or similar systems
  • Oversee budget development, as well as budget expenditures for study operations. Lead and Participate in weekly research conferences.
  • Conduct all study close out related procedures including IRB termination reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing (RN License).
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Additional experience may substitute for some education. 
  • Research nursing experience preferred.
  • Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
  • Successful completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.

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

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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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