Clinical Research Nurse C in Infectious Diseases

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
30 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2020
Ref
JR00023089
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. 

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Clinical Research Nurse C

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Nurse C

Job Description Summary

Job Description 

The Clinical Research Nurse C in Infectious Diseases is responsible for implementation of research protocols in HIV, COVID 19, and other Infectious Diseases. The nurse is responsible for management of patient care, collection of medical and medication history, physical assessments, completion of patient visits according to protocol specifications, administration of investigational products by various routes including injections and  IVinfusions, procurement of specific laboratory specimens, conducting complex evaluations, and completion of source documentation and clinical research forms. The research nurse also takes an active role in participant adherence to treatment and study visits. Additionally, s/he is required to review all clinical and laboratory data, make assessments on severity of symptoms and diagnoses, and communicate with medical staff regarding protocol specific management of toxicities and adverse events. This position will require the research nurse to have a flexible schedule. Research participants are seen in the clinical and home setting during early morning and early evening hours, some weekend days,  as well as daytime visits, and reactogenicity evaluations are done via phone call on all days of the week and year. The research nurse is also responsible for supervision of research support staff. Research assistants are non-licensed personnel assigned to work with the nurse to perform specific tasks that do not require licensure. The research nurse also acts as a mentor to nurses who have joined the unit with less research experience. Research Nurses are responsible for management of very complex evaluations. The nurse will be expected to conduct studies involving a wide variety of investigational products and various sponsors. This area of research requires dedicated attention and care to ensure patient safety and well being. The nurse is responsible for arranging and setting up appointments for procedures in other departments when necessary. The nurse is also responsible for the collection of a variety of specimens.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree with 2-3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

At least two years of this experience in research is preferred. Recent experience with venipuncture for phlebotomy and IV infusions

preferred. A BSN or MSN preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Strong planning and organizational capabilities along with attention to detail, excellent follow through and problem solving skills required.  On-site work required. Position contingent on funding.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements  
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. 

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