Nurse Specialist - Schiff Center

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Job location: Miami, FL


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-01
Req: R100041574
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Schiff Center for Liver Diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine dedicated to clinical research and education in liver and biliary tract diseases has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Specialist.

The Nurse Specialist will participate in a cooperative, organized work environment through teamwork. Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriate care and positive working relationships throughout the medical center and provides coverage for other coordinators as needed. This is a full-time regular position. Flexible hours (day/night/weekend) to accommodate the need of the study/subject/PI. Must be willing to travel to investigational meetings. The Nurse Specialist will conduct all aspects of the clinical trial (outpatient/ inpatient) under the supervision of the Administrator, PI or Director. The Nurse Specialist will manage subjects for multiple clinical research protocols. The Nurse Specialist will be responsible for screening and enrolling research subjects.

The incumbent assists the Monitors and PIs in the organization and preparation of Site Initiation Visits (SIV) and in providing the patients and their families with a thorough description of the research protocol. Attends site group collaborative meetings.

  • Assures that all continuing reviews, serious adverse events are submitted to the appropriate IRB of record in a timely manner. Manage/file all information provided by in-house regulatory team accordingly.
  • Compiles patient data and presents those to the PI / recruiter for their determination of patient eligibility for protocol enrollment.
  • Assists PI in obtaining informed consent and documents the informed consent process as required. Enters required protocol enrollment report to CRIS Office and JHS CTO according to established procedures.
  • Updates Enrollment log and in-house Study list on a timely manner.
  • Replies to emails promptly (same day unless the email is received after business hours.
  • Complete and submits to the CRIS Office and/or JHS CTO Office protocol specific forms as required per UM and/or JHS policies.
  • Ensures study protocol adherence, including completion of protocol specific procedures and the completion of protocol specific documents while obtaining relevant medical information from patient clinic charts/medical records.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with patients/participants, health care providers, community agencies, study sponsors.
  • Updates appropriate agencies such as sponsors, IRB, etc. regarding status of research projects as required and under the supervision of the PI. Maintains /logs progress reports to track both currently enrolled as well as follow-up participants.
  • Provides protocol specific study documentation required in the management of study patients as per the protocol, federal regulations, sponsor requirements, SOPs and/or UM policies while maintaining logs to track progress reports participants.
  • Enters data onto case report forms and/or into computer database. Completes corrections/queries required at audits/monitor visits in a timely manner. Ensures data integrity and consistency in computer database and written records by reviewing entered data for accuracy.
  • Execute the plan developed for collection of protocol specific subject specimens, i.e. pharmacokinetics samples, blood specimen, tissue samples, etc. as per protocol.
  • Ensures that protocol lab kits and study specific supplies are obtained/ordered as necessary. Responsible for the entry of and maintenance of the patient calendars. Ensures protocol specific data is entered into VELOS within 24 hours –Per policy
  • Enters EDC and respond to sponsor queries within 24-48 hours
  • Monitors adherence to protocol.
  • Takes action to report and correct deviations or other problems. Records and reports AEs, SAEs and UPs in compliance with federal regulations, the protocol and UM policies to the sponsor and/or IRB as directed by the PI. Maintains logs including but not limited to the following: screening, enrollment, adverse event, deviation, concomitant medication, delegation and other sponsor and/or protocol specific logs and actively participates in monitoring visits and site audits.
  • Ensures that randomization and registration of patients are performed in compliance with CRS and UM policies, the protocol, ICH-GCP, and federal regulations.
  • Performs and/or oversees research activities, including scheduling laboratory tests, radiology testing, and/or exams for study subjects. Completes case report forms for each study participant and document medical data in subject study chart
  • Performs and/or oversees a variety of clinical duties that may include, blood draws, and processing of blood serum, urine, and chemistries, assisting in EKGs, and recording the results in the subject case report forms
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of biological specimens for shipment to reference laboratory and centrifugation of hazardous biological and chemical materials
  • Educates subjects concerning treatment plans and explains informed consent procedures, including HIPAA authorizations to research study subjects; obtain subjects written consent with the assistance of the Principal Investigator and/or co-investigators
  • Performs nursing assessments and monitors subjects' progress during clinical trials. Notifies Principal Investigator of any adverse events and serious adverse events, including evidence of any investigational product toxicity or unexpected side effects
  • Provides emotional and educational support to research subjects and serve as liaison between them and the investigators
  • Performs and/or oversees research activities, including scheduling laboratory tests, radiology testing, and/or exams for study subjects. Completes case report forms for each study participant and document medical data in subject study chart
  • Performs and/or oversees a variety of clinical duties that may include, blood draws, and processing of blood serum, urine, and chemistries, assisting in EKGs, and recording the results in the subject case report form
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of biological specimens for shipment to reference laboratory and centrifugation of hazardous biological and chemical materials
  • Administer IV, PO and IM medication
  • Attend Center’s research meetings, IRB meetings, ethics meetings, attend/participate in training workshops/web-based courses offered through the Office of Research Education and Training (ORET), and in services.
  • Travel/Attend: Represent study site at national/international investigator/coordinator meetings.
  • Participates in internal staff meetings and in-service education
  • Maintains adequate inventory of research supplies necessary for research activities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to work independently and collaborate with a team, must have experience conducting quality control audits and data analysis/entry.
  • Excellent English (both verbal and written) required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent English written and communication skills
  • Moderate to advance computer literacy and skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with the skills to manage multiple projects and deadlines, establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve stated goals

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, BSN required
  • Current/valid Florida Registered Nurse License
  • BLS certified
  • EKG trained/certified
  • Needs to have obtained national certification as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CNURSE SPECIALIST) via ACRP and/or SORCA. If a certification has not been obtained, the applicant must obtain certification within 2 years of employment.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • One year of nursing experience; experience in research at a medical school, clinic, hospital or large group practice environment preferred

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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