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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; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
  • Minimum if three (3) years of experience in Pediatrics.
  • Expertise in matters related to the research process and specific, complex patients with undiagnosed diseases.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

 

DUTIES

  • Interview, screen and recruit patients for entry into protocol; contribute to conferences determining who will be accepted into the UDP.
  • Determine suitability of patients for travel, if necessary.
  • Communicate with families and caregivers to obtain medical records; conduct family interviews to obtain comprehensive understanding of the care needs of the patient and family members during travel to and from the NIH and throughout the evaluation period.
  • Serve as point of contact for families and their physicians; perform data retrieval; communicate test results to outside entities; ensure adequate consents.
  • Respond to phone calls from patients or potential patients inquiring about this study.
  • For admitted patients, adjust plan of care in the absence of established guidelines.
  • Work with Principal Investigator to make recommendations to patients and families regarding disease management.
  • Provide on-call services to the multidisciplinary team, relevant to all matters of clinical research issues, for patients who are seen on-site.
  • Provide in-services to inpatient and outpatient unit nursing staff; provide informal education to care providers.
  • Direct health care members in the execution of trials and resolution of logistical constraints; ensure that all aspects of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and federal regulatory requirements are met/exceeded.
  • Develop intake tools and screening forms; work with staff on the general administration of protocols’ implementation.
  • Serve as liaison between NIH and various outside agencies to further the mission of education and protocol implementation.
  • Initiate active efforts for protocol enrollment.
  • Collaborate with staff to obtain and maintain informed consent/assent and address ethical and legal implication of same.
  • Direct and perform quality assurance and quality control activities relating to protocol adherence, protocol monitoring, data collection, data abstraction and data analysis.
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) reflect the highest standard of rigor.
  • Manage data through CTDB database to ensure accurate and reliable data entry.
  • Perform and/or coordinate the collection, processing and handling of laboratory samples, including appropriate storage and shipping.
  • Serve as point of contact among laboratory personnel, families and phlebotomy services to ensure timely acquisition and receipt of samples.
  • Engage in team meetings to update team members of changing directions in study implementation.
  • Report data to appropriate regulatory and monitoring agencies; anticipate and create databases and data capture forms to meet protocol needs.
  • Facilitate the ease of reporting, avoidance of repetition of data entry procedures and generation of reports appropriate to various agencies.
  • Design and maintain a selection of materials appropriate to send to health care referral sources seeking eligibility information or other objectives.
  • Perform data searches of medical records for analyses of patient characteristics.
  • Survey the medical literature for background information on specific aspects of the diseases under purview.
  • Problem-solve complex or unpredictable situations and improve processes and services to patients and colleagues.
  • Participate in clinical practice and research support meetings; develop multidisciplinary performance improvement programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with staff to analyze and evaluate current systems of health care delivery and to identify and implement new practice patterns.

 

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.