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Research Nurse

Job description



Hyde Park Campus

Department
20133 Psychiatry & Behav. Neurosci

About the Unit
The Department has is organized along ‘Mission Lines' These mission lines are focusing in a variety of areas and strategic initiatives of the hospital including, but not limited to, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Supportive Psycho-oncology, Consultation Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Eating Disorders, Geriatrics, Woman's Health and general psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Clinical Neuroscience & Psychopharmacology Research Unit (CNPRU) conducts research into the biology and treatment of psychiatric disorders, including psychotic disorders and mood disorders.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a variety of clinical research projects/studies involving various modalities of treatment for patients, including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, and single and multi-centered trials, designed, implemented, and coordinated in the Section.
  • Participates in established and future research programs.
  • Provides assistance with IRB submission.
  • Instructs the investigator and research staff on the submission process and provides instructional material for reference.
  • Works with PI, sponsoring agencies, Medicine Administration, and Office of Research Service to assist with amendment submission, changes or corrections to protocols/and or consent forms.
  • Works with administrators to submit and revise clinical trial agreements. Assists in setting up regulatory documents, shadow file systems, databases, screening logs, adverse experience reporting mechanism, and regulatory binders.
  • Trains and participates in trial related activity from the initial entry to complete follow-up of patients enrolled into research protocols.
  • Evaluates all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease.
  • Reports adverse drug reactions and submits the appropriate documentation to the FDA, NCI and IRB. Coordinates all follow-up lab tests specified by the study and additional tests at the discretion of the P.I. to evaluate toxicities and treatment.
  • Educates potential research subjects concerning clinical aspects of their disease, purpose and nature of the protocol, and impact on the patient should they agree to participate (i.e. treatment schema, tests, clinic visits, etc).
  • Teaches patients and their family members how to administer injections and signs and symptoms of side effects.
  • Provides family education depending on patient's illness and route of medication delivery.
  • Develops resources and materials for patient and family teaching if none exist. Provides in-servicing and educating both the nursing units and lab staff regarding upcoming and ongoing protocols.
  • Assists in recruiting patients for identified clinical trials.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research.
  • Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to read documents or instruments.
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
  • Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.
  • Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments.


Competencies:
  • Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research.
  • Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to read documents or instruments.
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
  • Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.
  • Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments.


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent or higher in Nursing required


Experience:
  • Previous experience working in a research laboratory with subject contact preferred.


Licenses and Certifications:
  • Current license as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.
  • Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
  • Exposure to infectious material.


Physical Effort:
  • Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.
  • Ability to carry or lifts loads of up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to sit for 4 hours or more.
  • Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.
  • Ability to push/pull objects of up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for 4 hours or more.
  • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.
  • Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment.
  • Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment.


Typical Safety Training:
  • Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation (Annually)
  • Shipping Infectious Substances


Required Documents:
  • Cover letter and Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
20

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
Yes

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
Yes

Posting Date
2018-11-08-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-05-08-07:00

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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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