Title:  Research Nurse II

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $55,779 - $72,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5498


The Research Nurse II, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) and the supervisor, ensures the integrity and quality of clinical trials and sponsored research projects are maintained and conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, and Baylor College of Medicine policies and procedures. This is a sponsored research funded position for 12 months, with a possibility of extension.  The Cardiovascular Clinical Research Core (CCRC) at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology is a growing and fast-paced research core with the focus on studies in pediatric cardiology, which include clinical trials and grant funded projects. We are seeking a Research Nurse II to primarily be responsible for coordination of industry sponsored device clinical trials. Other types of sponsored research projects may be assigned, as needed.  This position is primarily responsible for patient care in a Pediatric Cardiology clinical research area.  Duties may include consenting, screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, administering medications, recording data for research analysis, maintaining patient records, preparing electronic data entry in the different databases (departmental, institutional, and external), and writing and maintaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols for assigned projects. 

Job Duties

  • Recruits, screens, enrolls and evaluate patients that participate in Pediatric Cardiology clinical trials and research studies.
  • Performs Venipuncture (blood draws), EKGs/ECG’s and obtain vital signs on study participants. 
  • Schedules study visits and meetings related to studies via telephone, Epic and/or Microsoft Outlook.
  • Collects study specimens and checks subjects’ vital signs documenting the process electronically and in study binders, as required by study protocol.
  • Administers study medications and performs study specific procedures, as required.
  • Follows subjects’ progress and advises the Principal Investigator.
  • Documents clinical research data in electronic data capture (EDC) in accordance with protocol requirements.
  • Maintains patient charts and medical records.
  • Ensures the clinical studies are conducted in accordance with guidelines of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Provides updates, follows-up on projects and ensures deadlines are met by all stakeholders as required.
  • Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and treatment options.
  • Serves as a liaison and distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principle investigator, and others as required.
  • Works with Principal Investigator on both local and commercial Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, including but not limited to new protocol submission, amendments and renewals.
  • Collects clinical data and enters it into a research database as required.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment.
  • Stocks and orders supplies for assigned studies
  • Travels to attend sponsored study training meetings as required. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detail oriented in all aspects of work.
  • Strong follow through skills and ability to proactively identify and solve problems; demonstrated initiative is imperative.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel, electronic health systems and databases used in research environment, or have a willingness to learn and demonstrate proficiency within six months of hire.
  • Prior experience in research
  • Knowledge of EPIC
  • Experience with REDCap
  • Experience maintaining/writing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols 
  • Clinical trials research experience with catheter devices
  • Possess the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and manage deadlines





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.