Duties: The Research Nurse in the HIV Prevention Research Division is responsible for: management of patient care, collection of medical and medication history, physical assessments, completion of patient visits according to protocol specifications, administration of investigational products by various routes including IV infusions, procurement of specific laboratory specimens, conducting complex evaluations, and completion of source documentation and clinical research forms. The research nurse also takes an active role in participant adherence to treatment and study visits. Additionally, s/he is required to review all clinical and laboratory data, make assessments on severity of symptoms and diagnoses, and communicate with medical staff regarding protocol specific management of toxicities and adverse events.
This position will require the research nurse to have a flexible schedule. Research participants are seen in the clinical setting during early morning and early evening hours as well as daytime visits, and reactogenicity evaluations are done via phone call on all days of the week and year. The research nurse is also responsible for supervision of research support staff. Research assistants are non-licensed personnel assigned to work with the nurse to perform specific tasks that do not require licensure. The research nurse also acts as a mentor to nurses who have joined the unit with less research experience. This may include RN and LPN staff nurses.
Research Nurses are responsible for management of very complex evaluations. The nurse will be expected to conduct studies involving a wide variety of investigational products and various sponsors. This area of research requires dedicated attention and care to ensure patient safety and well being. The nurse is responsible for arranging and setting up appointments for procedures in other departments when necessary. The nurse is also responsible for the collection of a variety of mucosal specimens.
The typical hiring salary range for this position is $67,000 to $72,000 depending upon the successful candidate's qualifications.
Qualifications: The research nurse position requires an RN license without restriction or limitation and at least 2 to 3 years experience in a clinical setting or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least two years of this experience in research is preferred. Recent experience with venipuncture for phlebotomy and IV infusions. A BSN is or MSN preferred.
Reference Number: 40-28183
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: PS-Addictions HIV-AIDS Prevention Research
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: J-Technical/Professional Medicine/Health