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Research Nurse

Research | Bethesda, MD | Full Time

Job Description

InGenesis, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and talented Research Nurse to work at our client site the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with current state licensure and credentials.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of the scientific process including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of complex and subtle patient needs and interventions.
  • Knowledge of currently accepted and state of the art nursing, medical and research practice to specific patient populations.
  • Ability to obtain and record complete health histories, conduct psychiatric and physical assessments, and communicate and interpret data from these and other sources.
  • Ability to administer and interpret psychiatric rating scales.
  • Ability to develop and teach educational programs for patients, families and health care students.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and time management skills.

DUTIES

  • Participate in the design and implementation of current and future studies.
  • Manage clinical and research support activities to ensure patient safety and address clinical needs.
  • Work with staff on recruitment of eligible subjects.
  • Work with staff on the screening process for potential subjects.
  • Administer and interpret complex psychiatric rating scales.
  • Obtain and record complete health histories; conduct psychiatric and physical assessments; communicate data from these and other sources.
  • Oversee/ensure the informed consent process and human subjects protection in research.
  • Ensure protocol integrity by overseeing and organizing all aspects of study procedures.
  • Administer research interventions accurately and precisely.
  • Respond to variances in protocol implementation and report them to the research team.
  • Document and communicate specified research observations in a timely manner.
  • Plan and organize all study activities.
  • Provide quality assurance of all protocol activities and data collection.
  • Interact with and support the activities of other clinical, research, IRB and QA staff as they pertain to protocol coordination.
  • Participate in all study related IRB and regulatory matters, including all reporting requirements (including deviations, unanticipated problems, adverse events).
  • Oversee the preparation for and represent the branch in any QA regulatory audits.
  • Provide clinical support of patients participating in protocol.
  • Oversee/perform accurate data collection, including the use of standardized scales and assessments.
  • Oversee/perform accurate data entry into research database.
  • Document observations; identify and evaluate trends and important findings; communicate this information to the multidisciplinary research team.
  • Provide feedback to staff on all issues affecting the quality of the research.
  • Protect research participant data in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Identify, evaluate and communicate the impact of the research process on patient care; adjust interventions based on findings; report issues/variance promptly to the research team.
  • Continually assess ongoing understanding of the research process for patients and families and provide teaching and support as indicated.
  • Participate in data analysis and management as well as manuscript preparation and presentation of findings.
  • Participate direct patient care, in coordination with interdisciplinary team and specific team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research.

INGENESIS OFFERS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Health Insurance Plans
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Life and Disability Insurance