CLINICAL RESEARCH NURSE - CV Surgery Clinical Trials
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
Coordinates complex research projects that may involve sites and/or the supervision of research activities. Implements research protocols, including screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests. Administering medications and maintaining pertinent patient records. Obtain, record, validate and interpret data to achieve the goals of the research project. Serves as a liaison between physicians, patients, staff and sponsors.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Direct patient care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as Study Coordinator for cardiology/cardiovascular clinical trials (as indicated), managing study recruitment in a clinical setting to maintain patient recruitment goals.
Complete case report forms and ensure that data is accurate and complete.
Performs device accountability, and maintains inventory of study related supplies in appropriate areas.
Prepare presentations to schedule institutional training for physicians, nurses and staff on research protocol.
Provide patient education regarding disease process and involves patient and family in decision making processes.
Generates reports for supervisor on patient enrollment and tracking of assigned research studies.
Maintains accountability of own ongoing professional growth and development.
Performs nursing functions as approved by hospital administration for the conduct of clinical research.
Maintains strict confidentiality of patients, employees and hospital information at all times.
Responsible for completion of case report forms and reporting of adverse events to sponsor.
Responsible for accountability logs for study product/device.
Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Associate Degree in Nursing required
Bachelors Degree preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 1 year of experience required
Minimum of 2 years of full-time experience coordinating clinical trials required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Current Registered Nurse Licensure in the State of Texas

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Supervisory experience required.
Requires highly effective communication skills.
Requires highly effective time management skills
Requires ability to understand and implement protocols.
Requires experience with computer database management.
Requires Microsoft Office skills.
Requires strong interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Extended periods of walking and standing may be required.
Lifting, pushing or pulling required (minimum 50 lbs.)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Patient care unit conditions
Universal precautions required
Significant potential for exposure to Latex

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