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Title:  Research Nurse II

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Part-time, some nights/weekends
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6140

Summary

Part-time, hourly position working up to 15 hours per week.

 

The Research Nurse is a competent level professional nurse who provides hourly professional nursing skills involving patient related research efforts to support the Office of Clinical Research, and associated investigators and study teams.  Responsible for patient care in BLSMC Clinical Research Center (CRC). Duties may include screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, administering medications, recording data for research analysis, maintaining patient records, and quality reviews.  Overnight and weekends expected.

Job Duties

• Coordinates care for patients enrolled on assigned protocols to ensure that the study is implemented as it is written and that all required data are available and collected.
• Coordinates treatments and tests with inpatient and outpatient staff; requests or assists with scheduling and ensures results are received.  
• Coordinates Affiliate involvement with study conduct, Investigational Pharmacy, Research Office, Diagnostics, Credentialing, etc., as needed.
• Ensures research needs are met at all patient/family meetings (discuss progress of treatment, changes in therapy, etc.).
• Acts as liaison between patient and PI/MD concerning problems, adverse reactions, and other patient care issues as they may relate to the study drug.
• Follow-up with patients during study visit to answer questions and assess for any toxicities or side effects.
• Maintains effective communication with patients, physicians, and the company representative or clinical monitor for each research protocol.
• Serves as consultant and provide assistance to nurses, fellows and professional staff for education on specific ongoing research projects to include investigational drugs, devices, or procedures.
• Performs 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.
• Screens, enrolls and evaluate patients that participate in a research study.
• Performs study specific procedures (i.e. blood draws, collects study specimens, vitals, education, investigational product administration and accountability, and administer questionnaires).
• Follows subjects' progress and advises the Principal Investigator.
• Maintains patient charts and medical records.
• Ensures the clinical studies are conducted in accordance with guidelines of the FDA and other regulatory
agencies.
• Educates patients in significant aspects of study.
• Serves as a liaison and distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principle investigator, and others
as required.
• Maintains clean and safe work environment.
• Stocks and orders supplies.
• Completes case-report forms and performs quality assurance checks on all data.
 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

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