Research Nurse

Location
New York, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
1/13/2018
Closes
2/12/2018
Specialty
Research
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
 

As one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research, NYU Langone Health (NYULH) provides a professional environment in which nurses can perform at their best and excel in their careers. Each and every day, is a new opportunity to learn, to grow, and to be a part of what makes us world-class.

 
 

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Nurse.

In this role, the research nurse is a registered professional nurse who provides comprehensive nursing care to study participants in a clinical research environment. The research nurse in conjunction with the research staff (Principle Investigator, Site Coordinator, Study MD and Data Manager) will interpret and implement guidelines established by research protocols designed for the treatment of Parkinson's and Movement Disorders and its complications. The research nurse is expected to complete her duties following good clinical practice, with HIPPA compliance, following human subject protections, ethical principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

Job Responsibilities:
  • PUBLICATION - Contributes to and publishes relevant research findings in collaboration with research staff
  • COLLABORATION - Establishes communication wit other health professional to promote and implement research with in assigned unit/department. Collaborates with regulatory coordinator in monitoring all activities, evaluation results and documenting same. Actively participates in appropriate committees with the Department or Institution.
  • COMMUNICATION/DOCUMENTAION - Enters documentation of all medications and/or treatments administered to patients in appropriate medical records. If and when applicable, maintains appropriate records of supplies and investigational drugs in protocol studies as required by government, hospital and FDA regulations. Assists clinician in writing up study conclusion report and research paper. Communicates appropriate information within organization in a timely manner. Reports promptly and accurately all significant clinical events to clinician. Ensures accuracy, usefulness and completeness of all hospital and departmental records and manuals. Contributes to a climate supportive of all departmental and institutional activities. Reports in a timely manner appropriate toxicities to the AER office and the IRB.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT - Works flexible hours in assuming responsibility and accountability for assigned responsibilities. Sets priorities in collaboration with other staff and plans/schedules work hours accordingly. Mets deadlines as required.
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - Participates in formal evaluation of own progress, setting goals toward improvement. Updates practices in accordance with nursing standards or professional trends. Seeks advances learning experiences independently (workshops, seminars, conferences, courses, etc.). Regularly reviews current nursing research literature and shares significant information with staff. Participates actively in professional organizations.
  • STAFF/PATIENT EDUCATION - Provides patients/families instruction wit teaching materials pertinent to protocol, medication and disease management.
  • CLINICAL - Screens and directs attention of clinician to all patients referred by medical/nursing staff as potential candidates for study. Administers appropriate test medication/treatments in accordance with protocol; documents observations. Makes patient and chart rounds to observe progress of patient. Promptly responds to calls from medical or nursing staff regarding any untoward reactions occurring in patients and immediately apprises the clinician of same. Demonstrates skill in handling problematic patient care situations when need arises. Participates in monitoring/maintaining a safe environment for staff, visitors and patients through hazard identification and reporting accident prevention. Contributes to the application of evidence-based research findings to appropriate clinical settings. Assess for changes in concomitant medications, report any new diagnoses, sign and symptoms subject has experienced since last study visit. Monitor laboratory values for possible toxicities following guidelines accurately and appropriately. Make dosage adjustments based on toxicity management guidelines in protocol. The research nurse is expected to complete her duties following good clinical practice, with HIPPA compliance, following human subject protections, ethical principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.
  • PLANNING - Meets with clinician regularly to review approved or proposed projects; participates in planning and evaluating these projects. Participates in staff meetings on a regular basis.
  • ADMINSTRATIVE - Ascertains that appropriate consents, protocols and form are properly completed and filed in patients chart as per GCP and IRB guidelines. Records all required clinical information. Collects data at conclusion of each sessions observations and ascertains that these forms are forwarded to appropriate location/department in a timely manner. Promptly reports to clinician all untoward reactions observed during the course of treatment, all potentially serious reactions, and any problems encountered. Records immediately all observations in appropriate record.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • To qualify you must have a NYS RN License with current registration.
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Experience working with specific indications (department-specific).
  • Minimum of one years progressively responsible related experience coordinating clinical/research trials studies.
  • Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Familiar with Internet applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and work and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.
  • Commitment to continuous learning as required by department administration.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Ability to manage time, multi task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems; ability to work well under pressure.

Required Licenses:
  • Registered Nurse License-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Prior RN experience in research and clinical setting.
  • Experience in conducting Biopharmaceutical clinical trials.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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