Coordinate day to day tasks related to implementing clinical research projects. Ensure that research protocols are carried out correctly, including all documentation and administrative issues. Work with others in a research team environment.
Will collect data for a study that aims to understand the biology of sudden death and the interaction of the defibrillator in primary prevention of this condition under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
This position will be required to work on various project activities within a multi disciplinary team. Duties will include complete follow up of participants in the PROSE-ICD study. Must be able to work independently, perform multiple duties and travel occasionally within the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area. Study follow-up takes place when research participants are in the clinic for patient appointments. Activities include phlebotomy, processing blood samples, getting ECG’s/SAECG’s, web-based data entry, and database maintenance. Research Nurse will spend 2 – 3 hours on each participant. All together, work will usually be less than 10 hours each week.
Scheduling and completion of study participant follow up, telephone follow up with patients and referring physicians’ offices. ECG recording with preliminary quality assessment of the data. Will assist in the coordination of the above activities at the Washington Hospital Center. Screening obituaries and social security data bases for patient follow-up information Patient specimen handling. Blood sample processing to including obtaining specimens by phlebotomy and appropriate handling and labeling.
Regular participation at weekly research meeting and assist other research staff in all research related duties as appropriate. Anticipates requirements for designated patient populations and evaluates ongoing eligibility of research subjects. Ensures collection of pertinent data and will be responsible for all data management (i.e. entering data into sponsor database(s) and maintaining individual participant’s binders from internal and external sources). Monitors compliance with requirements of assigned clinical trials and resolves queries and reviews monitoring reports to identify and correct deficiencies. Ensures that patients and staff education needs are met with regard to assigned protocols. Reports protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner.
Lists and clarifies concern and questions about protocols with PI/ sponsors. Proposes and negotiates alternatives to improve protocol implementation. Represents department at research meetings, applies cardiology device or pharmacological knowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse event causality and relationship to study drug / device procedure. Works with review boards and collaborates with compliance committees and IRB.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Successful completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date. Research nursing experience or minimum of three years full time clinical nursing experience preferred. Experience with phlebotomy and ECG’s skills necessary.
Johns Hopkins University - 11 months ago
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