Nurse Practitioner - Research Study (Infectious Disease)
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Requirements:
 The Nurse Practitioner must be a graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, a graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program with a Master's Degree in Nursing, and have a national certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
 Licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) to practice professional nursing in Pennsylvania
 Licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)to practice professional nursing in New Jersey or an application for NJ Nurse Practitioner license submission to be completed by the end of orientation probationary period.
 Preferred pediatric experience, research experience, Home Care experience
 At least 2-3 years of nursing experience preferred
 Valid drivers license
 CPR certified
 Excellent communication skills and demonstrated organizational skills.
 Strong clinical judgment skills
 Strong interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills
 Communicates effectively with the patient and parent/legal guardian in order to monitor patient's overall status and to assess adverse events.
 Provide necessary support to patients and families to remain in compliance with study protocols
 Ability to work independently
 Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks
 Ability to work as a team player in a fast paced environment
 Ability to handle confidential matter and materials
 Comfortable performing physical exams on children
 Comfortable taking temperature, obtaining rectal swab, and collecting urine
 Ensure specimens are collected and shipped according to protocol.
 Computer skills that include data entry
 Completes Case Report Forms in an accurate and timely fashion consistent with the standards of the clinical research industry.
 Facilitates medical monitoring of subjects by reporting adverse events and serious adverse events to the PI, safety monitor, and IRB.
 Assures that the principal investigator is informed of all relevant patient care issues and activities within the research study.
 Supports, enforces, and interprets procedures/policies of the hospital and incorporates these plans into the clinical research protocols/programs as changes occur.
 Must be knowledgeable on and have full understanding of good clinical practices (GCP) and regulatory responsibilities and will be held accountable for adherence to all policies and procedures surrounding these processes and for maintaining up to date knowledge on these policies from IRB, FDA, ICH, GCP, or other sources.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:
An active Infectious Diseases epidemiology research group is seeking a part-time Nurse Practitioner (20 hours per week) Study Research Nurse Practitioner with an interest, expertise, and training in pediatric clinical trials. The NP will join 2 other NPs in the study. The study is a multi-center, centrally randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled non-inferiority clinical trial looking at antibiotic resistance and urinary tract infections in children.

The Nurse Practitioner practices within their Scope of Practice and under the guidelines of the Division of Ambulatory Care. In collaboration with the attending physician, the Nurse Practitioner provides health care management and support to well and sick children enrolled in the ambulatory care network. The Nurse Practitioner provides assessment and diagnosis, interventions, evaluation and follow -up. The Nurse Practitioner participates in professional leadership activities including quality improvement, education and consultation to the nursing staff. Participation in scholarly activities is a part of the role.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Nurse Practitioners (N.P.) will provide clinical support for a research study that will involve three study visits per patient over a 30-day period. The three study visits will take place at CHOP, CHOP affiliated outpatient clinics throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey or at the patient's homes. Access to a car with a valid driver's license is required for this position. The N.P. will be based at home and must also be willing and able to travel up to 40 miles outside of CHOP for each study visit. In addition, the N.P. must have a flexible schedule including availability on nights (no later than 8pm) and weekends in order to accommodate the schedules of study subjects. The 3 Nurse Practitioners will alternate weeks being accessible by phone 24 hours/day, seven days a week with a CHOP provided study cell phone in case the parents have questions or concerns.

The N.P. will be responsible for reviewing the study time frame and procedures with the patient family, obtaining informed consent, determining eligibility via administered questionnaire, administering baseline questionnaires, symptom questionnaires, completing case report forms (CRFs), and performing clinical assessments for UTI symptoms. The N.P. will also administer the study medication according to randomization procedures, collect stool swabs, urine samples (bag technique, catheterization, and clean catch), and is responsible for shipping these samples according to study protocol. The N.P. will also input the data from the CRFs into the study database.

The N.P. is expected to communicate effectively with the patient's family in order to monitor the patient's overall status and to assess adverse events. The N.P. will also facilitate medical monitoring of subjects by reporting adverse events and serious adverse events to the Principal Investigator (PI), Study Coordinator, and the IRB.

The UTI study will enroll patients for 4.5 years. The children in this study are between the ages of two months to 10 years of age.

Job Responsibilities
 The N.P. will be responsible for explaining the study to the patient families, obtaining informed consent, determining eligibility via administered questionnaire, completing case report forms, administering baseline questionnaires, symptom questionnaires, and performing clinical assessments for UTI symptoms.
 The N.P. will also administer study medications according to randomization procedures, collect stool specimens and urine samples, and will be responsible for shipping these samples according to study protocol. The two pharmacies for this study are located in King of Prussia, PA and at CHOP in Philadelphia. The N.P. must be able to pick up the study medication prior to going to the study visits, and therefore must be within reasonable distance of either one of these locations.
 The N.P. must also be willing and able to travel up to 40 miles outside of CHOP for each study visit. In addition, the N.P. must have a flexible schedule including availability on nights and weekends in order to accommodate the schedules of study subjects. The N.P.s will also be accessible (on alternate weeks) to patients by phone 24 hours/day and 7 days/week with a CHOP provided study cell phone and beeper in case the parent has a question or concern.
 The N.P. will also facilitate medical monitoring of subjects by reporting adverse events and serious adverse events to the Principal Investigator (PI), Study Coordinator, and the IRB.
 Perform other duties as assigned by the research study.

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