Registered Nurse Research-Neurology - Cognitive Sciences Broward and PB Counties

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Job location: Boca Raton, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-07
Req: R100041817
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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 Department of Neurology/Cognitive division has an exciting opportunity for a Research Registered Nurse. The Research Registered Nurse evaluates, plans, implements, and documents scientific research utilizing human subjects and is responsible for participant recruitment, counseling, and ethical oversight. Confirms valid signed and dated informed consents for each research participant or their representative prior to beginning the study. Obtains and reviews medical history of study participants for clinical studies. Collects and handles specimens as required by individual study protocols. Reports pertinent clinical findings and results to appropriate managing staff. Ensures compliance with institutional and government guidelines, regulations, and requirements. Maintains inventory of supplies and ensures orders are placed as needed. Work closely with the Director as part of an interprofessional, transdisciplinary team to provide outstanding, comprehensive care in the clinical research setting. Perform standardized scales, vital signs, and anthropometric measurements. Perform memory and functional screening or monitoring tools that allow for objective re-evaluation of change in performance and/or function over time. Ensure proper use and maintenance of medical equipment, including infusion pumps and defibrillator. Order, stock, and maintain inventory of emergency medications, oxygen, and other code cart supplies. Develop and execute patient emergency response plans when needed. Order, stock, and maintain inventory of unit medical supplies. Develop and execute patient emergency response plans when necessary. Develop and update standard operating procedures as needed. Blood sample collection and processing per protocol requirement. Demonstrates critical nursing judgment to maintain the integrity of the research protocol without compromising patient safety. Demonstrates appropriate clinical skills relating to the execution of research protocols, such as determining eligibility, exclusion criteria, identifying need for modifications and adverse responses. Help prepare NIH and IRB applications Assist in the development of recruitment strategies and promotional materials. Coordinate participant enrollment, determine patient eligibility and obtain informed consent. Create and maintain participant charts & coordinate participant appointments Perform vital signs, neuro checks, EKGs, and blood draws for study participants

Collects, organizes and maintains source documentation. Ensure protocol is being followed as approved by the IRB Report all adverse events. Participate in research activities by assisting in the collection of data, initiating research under supervision as appropriate. Supervise the activities of research assistants/project assistants as appropriate. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required

Certification and Licensing:

Registered Nurse (RN)


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

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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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 10/20/2020
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