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Sr. Research Nurse

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

We are seeking a Sr. Research Nurse that will report to the Principal Investigator(s), Research Nurse Manager, and Lead Research Nurse this position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of assigned clinical trials within the Genitourinary Disease Group.

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 resources for assigned clinical trials.
  • Lists & clarifies concerns & questions about new protocols with PI &/or sponsor.
  • 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, pre-printed orders, & distribution of the protocol on the Web Library and Internet (where applicable)
    • Assures receipt of protocol by pharmacy for review & input as appropriate.
    • Assures compliance with local & national regulatory standards.
    • Collaborates with study team and pharmacy to prepare drug data sheets for new trials.
    • 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, NCI, cooperative group and coordinates plans to address issues with PI.
    • Works with CBT on beacon protocol order sets prior to start up and attends institutional PORSCHE meetings for approval of electronic order sets.
      Recruitment & enrollment
      • Ensures initial & ongoing eligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies: Same as Level I.
      • 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.
        • Manages patients on clinical studies while adhering to all protocol mandates and standard of care clinical practice.
        • Assures all clinical protocol deviations are communicated with team for proper documentation and or submission to regulatory agencies.
        • 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.
        • Works with CBT on beacon protocol order set changes with amendment that require adjustment to original order set plan.
          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/cooperative group/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.
            • Collaborate closely with study coordinator on patient updates and clinical issues to ensure prompt, accurate reporting to sponsor or other entities is handled within protocol/ regulatory guidelines.
              Education
              Patient/Family Education
              • Provides initial and ongoing education to patients and families regarding pertinent clinical trial and clinical management issues.
                Staff Education
                • Participates in orientation process for new Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Associates, including mentoring and preceptoring.
                • Coordinates and/or presents continuing education/in-service programs for clinical team/outpatient treatment nurses and or phlebotomy staff as appropriate.
                • Attends and participates in in-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences, and other relevant programs for professional growth and development as relevant.
                  Community
                  • Collaborates with other members of the research team in preparing study results for presentation/publication.
                  • Given opportunities, authors/coauthors manuscripts for publication in the nursing literature and/or presentation at conferences related to areas of expertise.
                  • 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 patients' 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.
                              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
                                • Individual must be a 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 are required.
                                • Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree and related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience.

                                  Preferred Qualifications
                                  • Master's Degree strongly preferred. Classified Title: Sr. Research Nurse
                                    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF
                                    Starting Salary Range: $74,400 - $130,400 Annually ($102,400 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
                                    Employee group: Full Time
                                    Schedule: M-F, 830-500
                                    Exempt Status:Exempt
                                    Location:School of Medicine Campus
                                    Department name: SOM Onc Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Re
                                    Personnel area: School of Medicine

Keywords: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore , Sr. Research Nurse, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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