Sr. Reseach Nurse
UT Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX

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Coordinate and conducts research projects and related activities as assigned by a Senior Research Nurse or other Research staff. Recruits, screens, and enrolls potential survey participants. May be assigned multiple protocols.

Additional Summary Specific to Job

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Functions in a team environment with various team members to coordinate and conduct neonatal research projects and related activities.
  • Provides basic background and education to parents of participants regarding the research project: why their child is being recruited, study procedures, potential risks or benefits of taking part in the study, compensation given and time commitment. (informed consent)
  • Enrolls (consented) eligible candidates in to the research study, ensuring all necessary documentation is collected and processed.
  • Distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principle investigator, and others as requested. Inservices medical team when new study is to start.
  • Coordinates study interventions with attending physicians, bedside nurses, and other personnel as required. Makes sure study procedures are carried out per protocol.
  • Collects and processes (ships) specimens as necessary for research projects and in accordance with research protocols.
  • Collects study data in an organized manner paying particular attention to details and accuracy.
  • Carefully inputs data and maintains research databases and related records needed for research. Participates in study monitoring visits. Is held accountable for their data accuracy.
  • Helps other division staff with (ex. neonatal fellows) as requested with their clinical research.
  • Depending on the protocol may be required to rotate night, weekend, and holiday call
Organizational Requirements

This position may be filled as a Research Nurse or Sr. Research Nurse depending on each candidate's qualifications.

Research Nurse:
Graduation from an accredited nursing program with a minimum of one year of related experience. Registered Nurse (State of Texas)

Senior Research Nurse:
Graduation from an accredited nursing program with a minimum of three years of related experience. Registered Nurse (State of Texas).

Departmental Requirements/Preferences

One year of related experience. Prefer experience in NICU.

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