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Clinical Research Nurse

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Job Description
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) seeks a Clinical Research Nurse to manage a dedicated clinical research lab within the Stoler Outpatient Pavilion that performs phlebotomy, specimen processing, and testing using FDA approved research protocols and laboratory manuals for patients enrolled in clinical trials.  This position supervises three full-time medical assistants and is also responsible for the ordering and inventory of protocol-specific kits used in testing.       

Under general supervision, serves as the primary technical support to a clinical drug trial or other research study, the scope and complexity of which requires licensure as a Registered Nurse. This involves implementing specific treatment protocols, obtaining and organizing research data, and providing direct patient care.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Primary Duties:

    Responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations and staff of a research laboratory and providing administrative and technical support to research activities. Supervise laboratory staff of three full-time Medical Assistants including training, scheduling, coordinating and delegating work, monitoring and evaluating performance. Directly responsible for the ordering and inventory of research lab kits, as well as ensuring software database solution (Slope) matches shelf stock.  Works directly with patients to obtain blood specimens through venipuncture and/or finger sticks, as well as other testing which includes but is not limited to blood pressure, urinalysis, electrocardiogram, and spun hematocrit. Processes samples collected using centrifuge according to research protocol and laboratory manual, as well as label, stores, and ships samples collected. Elicits a complete medical history and conducts physical assessments such as taking vital signs. Implements research protocol including study drug, therapy, and/or invasive procedures.  Routinely monitors participants to ensure that medications are being taken in accordance with research protocol. Observes physical and emotional reactions to medications and/or treatments.  Report irregularities and adverse effects to appropriate medical personnel. Reviews medical records and extracts, enters, and updates information into an automated data file or system. Provides health education information to study participants and their families. Facilitates clinic process by scheduling and following-up appointments; overseeing patient flow; preparing patients for procedures; preparing examination and treatment rooms; and maintaining clinic supplies. In the event of lab deviation or error, works with clinical staff to document and report as needed to appropriate regulatory bodies.  Maintains appropriate CITI, HIPPA, Biosafety training as well as other credentialing needed to serve as a designated member of the clinical research team. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Flex working hours and occasional weekend work may be needed to accommodate patient sample scheduling.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or another discipline appropriate to position
Experience: Three (3) years as registered nurse with one (1) year in clinical or research specialization. One year experience as a Registered Nurse preferred.

Other: Currently licensed with the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses as a Registered Nurse under Maryland State Law.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act for Registered Nurses. Thorough knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique and infection control including blood and body fluid precautions. Ability to perform extensive standing and walking. Thorough knowledge, skill, and ability to perform various medical and nursing procedures and to operate medical equipment. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to gather and interpret quantitative and qualitative data. Ability to operate computers and other office equipment. Skill and ability to interact with the public, health care providers, agencies, and facilities. Thorough knowledge of and compliance with confidentiality of records and communications regarding clients.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Job Posting: Mar 31, 2021
Unposting Date: Apr 20, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time