Health Care | Baltimore, MD | Full Time
InGenesis, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and talented Registered Nurse to work at our client site the National Institutes of Health at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD. This is a full-time position with benefits. Hours are Sunday to Thursday, 3pm to 11pm.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with valid license in the state of Maryland and current CPR and ACLS certification.
- Minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
- Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of NIA clinical research studies.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
- Upon employment, must complete all required training and coursework within 30 days.
- Assess participant’s physiologic condition upon admission, throughout visit and upon discharge.
- Plan, implement, evaluate and document care provided, per protocol requirements and good clinical practice standards.
- Assess patient for follow- up information by phone, written correspondence or email.
- Assist physicians during examinations and procedures.
- Provide cardiac monitoring if indicated.
- After successful completion of hospital pharmacology exam, administer and document medications per doctor’s orders.
- Assess, record and report patient reactions to drugs; report study drug adverse reactions to staff.
- Insert and maintain peripheral access intravenous (IV) lines.
- Access and provide care of central venous access lines.
- Perform phlebotomy to collect clinical and research blood samples per doctor’s orders and protocol requirements.
- Follow established policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines for proper disposal of biohazard and chemical wastes.
- Implement Quality Control measures.
- Ensure the security of the premises and respond to security issues and breaches.
- Incorporate research protocol requirements into the delivery of care for participants in support of the NIA research efforts, in accordance with standards of NIA Protocol Office and IRB.
- After documented training, perform specialized testing/procedures asper research protocol.
- After documented training in protection of human subject’s research issues and approval of Principal Investigator (PI), obtain informed consent.
- Inform Clinical Nurse Manager and staff of the progress of protocols and the functions of the clinical unit; provide relevant and timely input on pertinent nursing implications for the NIA Research Unit.
- Upon completion of orientation and satisfactory employment, serve as preceptor for new personnel.
- Enter clinical and research data into medical records, case report forms and/or computer systems.
- Attend clinical unit meetings as needed.
- Participate in development and training programs, both internally and externally.
- Provide participant education; instruct participants on computerized testing.
- Coordinate and troubleshoot participant transport issues; communicate concerns to staff.
- Perform appropriate action plan in response to emergency situations and/or illness of participants, including direct admissions for participants.
- Write and/or implement Standards of Practice and Unit Based Competencies.
- In an emergency situation, contract employee is available to the best of his/her abilities to perform his/her assigned duties in order to ensure the continuity of NIA’s critical core functions as appropriate. Emergencies can range from inclement weather or a building fire/flood to a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Because emergencies can happen at any time, the contract employee will provide all updated personal contact information (cell and home telephone numbers, home email address, personal blackberry pin number if applicable, etc.) to ensure rapid response in the event of an emergency outside of regular business hours.
- As an emergency staff member, the contract employee will perform his/her assigned duties as requested to help protect NIA’s critical resources (e.g., staff, patients, animals, research, property), and help to ensure the continuation of NIA Critical Core Functions. The core functions include: (1) maintenance of employee safety; (2) care for clinical patients, including monitoring and oversight of Advanced Studies in Translational Research on Aging (ASTRA) study participants; (3) care and feeding of animals; (4) maintenance of physical security; (5) maintenance of mission critical laboratory and clinical experiments and scientific equipment; (6) safeguarding perishable laboratory samples and biological stock; (7) preservation and protection of NIA information systems and data; (8) continue to make awards to grantees to enable maintenance of essential research functions; (9) maintenance of administrative functions including acquisitions, timekeeping, payroll, benefits, budget and records; (10) communication with NIA researchers and grantees; NIH and various Institutes and Centers; other government agencies; private sector partnering organizations; and key stakeholders; and (11) serving as a member of the NIA Crisis Response Team (CRT).
- Competitive Salary
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Federal Holidays
- Medical, Dental, Vision Health Insurance Plans
- 401K Retirement Plan
- Life and Disability Insurance
Established in 1998, InGenesis enjoys a long history of positive government and commercial relationships with healthcare industry professionals and businesses nationwide. We are the recent recipients of an Inc. 5000 award, and dedicated to servicing our customers.
InGenesis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.