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Research Nurse

Health Care | 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 with benefits. Hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Nursing with current state licensure as a Registered Nurse. Two (2) years specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience with CPR certification.
  • Experience with Med-Surg Nursing.
  • Experience working on clinical Protocols.
  • Strong diagnostic and clinical skills.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and time management skills.

 

DUTIES

  • Work with staff on the recruitment and retention of patients into specific clinical protocols; ensure protocol compliance and database management.
  • Implement clinical protocols.
  • Educate patients regarding the nature of the disease process and possible therapeutic strategies and protocol objectives.
  • Review charts to collect relevant clinical data such as laboratory test results and social background.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical history, sexual history, medication history, history of use of substances such as alcohol and recreational drugs, previous HIV-related risk factors and history of participation in other clinical trials.
  • Identify potential problems that may impede protocol implementation; determine if these problems need to be referred to the principal investigator for action or can be dealt with independently.
  • Examine protocols regarding nursing support requirements and patient safety matters.
  • Maintain computerized patient files and databases containing research data generated through protocol studies.
  • Interpret data; identify results that merit prompt clinical action.
  • Maintain required documentation and files for research protocols.
  • Perform physical assessments of patients; analyze trends in patient conditions; suggest possible alterations in treatment regimens according to research protocols.
  • Perform protocol activities including study drug administration, data collection and submission, patient counseling and physical assessment.
  • Maintain contact with patients and referring physicians to explain patient’s conditions and symptoms; interpret results of laboratory tests; discuss the future status of patients who have participated in the study.
  • Interface with the inpatient and outpatient unit staffs to assess patient concerns and facilitate compliance with protocol studies.
  • Examine and monitor patients during protocol studies; ensure the collection of a complete clinical database on each patient.
  • Ensure that protocol and regulatory requirements are met in terms of patient safety and research goals.
  • Participate in scheduled clinical update lectures at the LDB, branch meetings, clinical grand rounds and various relevant lectures.
  • Respond to telephone inquiries from protocol patients regarding management problems; answer questions regarding patient medications, disease processes or health-related matters.
  • Provide counseling and teaching for patients and their families as appropriate; direct inquiries to section chiefs or medical staff fellows if additional action is necessary.
  • Act as liaison with Clinical Center nursing staff and the fellows/clinical associates in the Hepatology Training program.
  • Perform preliminary review of patient referral and inquiries; obtain additional clinical and/or historical information as necessary based on research protocol criteria; direct information to the attending physician for action; work with physicians in writing letters to communicate with patients.
  • Determine appropriate diagnostic testing in conjunction with medical staff.
  • Gather data for yearly IRB reviews; coordinate the submission process.
  • Work with staff on prescheduling the appropriate evaluations, arranging patient travel and providing the patient with written confirmation of the appointment time and a list of the scheduled diagnostic testing.
  • Schedule appropriate medical consultations as necessary.
  • Participate in the weekly patient care conference; assemble diagnostic studies (x-rays and scans) for review at the conference.
  • Attend professional meetings and seminars.
  • Review and summarize relevant literature.
  • Identify and implement ways to improve operating procedures, patient care and decrease costs.

 

INGENESIS OFFERS

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

 

ABOUT US

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.