Title:  Research Nurse II

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,895 to $89,956
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11234


This position will help support the clinical and research related activities for the Rett Center.  Competent level professional nurse who provides professional nursing skills involving patient related research efforts. Responsible for patient care in both clinical  and research areas. Duties may include screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, administering medications, recording data for research analysis, and maintaining patient records.  Clinical responsibilities would include telephone triage, assistance and follow up of clinic visits, and generating letters of medical necessity.

Job Duties

• 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.
• Recruits, screens, enrolls and evaluate patients that participate in a research study.
• Schedules study visits and meetings related to studies.
• Collects study specimens and check subjects’ vital signs.
• Administers study medications.
• 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.
• May assist in developing the clinical trial agreement.
• Maintains clean and safe work environment.
• Stocks and orders supplies.
• Provides training and guidance to research nurses and other research personnel and serves as a resource to staff.
• Performs other job related duties as assigned.
• Provides education for patient families, care providers, and education/therapy support staffs regarding the features of Rett syndrome, including seizure management.
• Prepares for clinic appointments including, but not limited to, coordinate scheduling of related testing (ie: annual ECG’s), provide clinic packets for the physicians.


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 requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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