JOB SUMMARY: Assures the integrity and quality of clinical research trials are maintained under occasional guidance. Plans and implements recruitment procedures, manages enrollment of the trial, and ensures compliance with protocols.
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Posseses knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporation of them in the conduct of research and care of participants.
Proficiently prepares and processes new research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse events.
Perform administrative duties for trials, including but not limited to: Procuring equipment, preparing documentation, and packaging and shipping medications.
Utilize nursing skills to perform procedures, deliver individualized care, and abide by research protocols. If problems arise, identify and implement solutions, assuring goals are met.
Performs the procedures required of each study protocol, understanding standard of care versus research. Continually assesses the need for additional protections for research participants.
Recruit and identify the eligibility of candidates, regularly assessing them to ensure continued eligibility for participation. Troubleshoots trial recruitment strategies to ensure trials are completed in a timely manner.
Provides education and training to appropriate personnel and participants in research specific methodology and procedures.
Utilizes knowledge of disease processes to observe for and report adverse events to the principal investigator and all regulatory authorities as required by protocol, policies and procedures and regulations.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
RESEARCH INFO & SPECIFIC DUTIES:
The research nurse specialist will be working with our team of critical care research nurse specialists to screen the VUMC Medical, Surgical, Trauma and COVID ICUs daily for patients who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria for the STAT clinical trial of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells in ARDS as well as a number of other observational studies that enroll patients in the Vanderbilt ICUs. Eligible patients will be approached for consent to enroll. Once enrolled, the research nurse specialist will perform all procedures for the studies including clinical data collection, biospecimen collection, study product infusion and patient monitoring. This position provides a great opportunity for nurses with critical care experience who desire to transition to a research nursing career.
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