Title:  Research Nurse I

Division:  Neurology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,251 - $66,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6589


The Department of Neurology and the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic provide educational programs to residents and fellows, medical students and practicing Neurologists; support research in Neurological disorders; offer the highest quality, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We invite you to learn more about our nationally and internationally recognized physicians and our cutting-edge research. We are seeking a qualified, entry level professional nurse who possesses basic general knowledge of nurse practices for a full-time Research Nurse I. This position will function in the clinical research section of the Department of Neurology Parkinson's Disease Clinic Center and Movement Disorders Clinic. The Research Nurse I will function in a capacity in which they manage, coordinate, and facilitate clinical research trials throughout their duration. The Research Nurse I will receive training on all research aspects of this position. The Research Nurse I will provide professional nursing skills involving patient related research efforts. Responsible for patient care in a clinic research area. The Research Nurse I is expected to perform responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and customer service; adheres to the scope of practices as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Learn more about the Department of Neurology Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic: www.Jankovic.org

Job Duties

  • Handles interviewing, screening and recruiting patients, site initiation visits, interim monitoring visits and close-out studies, explaining processes and procedures to educate the participants regarding the respective research study. 
  • Schedules research participants for tests and procedures such as laboratory tests, x-rays, and other studies specific for the research protocol.
  • Collects, processes, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol.
  • Maintains records and regulatory documents and records for respective research studies to ensure compliance with FDA and other governing entities.
  • Manages investigational drug accountability.
  • Collects patient information; processes documents and enters information into a database. May perform Venipuncture (blood draws), EKGs/ECGs and obtain vital signs on study participants. 
  • Assists with the required submissions, amendments and renewals to the IRB.
  • Orders research supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains investigational drug dispensing accountability and shipping logs according to protocol guidelines. 
  • Ensures that all study activities are in compliance with federal and institutional regulations.
  • Completes placement/removal of infusion access lines, observation of patients during infusions, injections of study drug, venipuncture (blood draws), EKGs/ECGs, and vital signs for study participants.
  • Works with Research assistant to collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. 
  • No experience required.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willing to train research nurse components.
  • Basic nursing knowledge and skills required.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies.





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