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Research Nurse Specialist I

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Research Nurse Specialist I','1204130','!*!Temporary Assignment (up to 6 months) - Research Nurse Specialist


Conveys a basic knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporates them in the conduct of research and care of participants.



Possesses a basic awareness of the Federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects, e.g., FDA, OHRP, GCP/ICH guidelines, and HIPAA regulations



With assistance, prepares and processes new IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse events according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations



Possesses a basic awareness of the Vanderbilt policies and regulations governing the protection of human subjects



Possesses a basic awareness of the operations of the Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board and its requirements for the protection of human subjects (Seeks to attend IRB 101 in-service and completes IRB testing requirements prior to beginning interactions with human subjects)


Communicates a basic knowledge and understanding of the management and implementation of clinical trial operations:



Exhibits the capability to understand and follow a clinical study protocol



Understands and is capable of performing the procedures required of each study protocol (obtains training needed to safely and accurately perform or assess required procedures)



With assistance, prepares and stores critical documents required to be maintained and provided to the sponsor prior to, during and after the conduct of a clinical trial



Identifies and procures equipment and supplies needed to fulfill project requirements



With direction, records data from source documentation onto case report forms (either paper or electronic) with awareness and attention to the requirements for accuracy, completeness and source documentation



Performs packaging and ships study medication and specimens (blood, urine, etc.) to the sponsor or laboratory in accordance with IATA and sponsor shipping guidelines



With supervision, participates in periodic site visits from sponsor, regulatory authorities and others to review research, source documentation and research procedures



Participates in the determination of eligibility and recruits candidates for study participation



With direction assists with study completion, data lock, study closeout and archiving of study files
·         Ensures completeness and continuity of all study data
·         Performs ongoing checks of clinical data that has been entered on the case report forms (paper or electronic) to ensure that it is being entered in a timely and accurate manner o
·         Reviews all study data queries correcting any inaccurate data and flagging questionable data for resolution



Collaboratively participates in study team meetings


Serves as an advocate for human subjects by establishing and maintaining communication with Investigators, research staff, Sponsors, participants and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research



With guidance assesses and evaluates potential participants pertinent medical and historical information to ensure only appropriate subjects are enrolled in clinical trials



Continuously assesses participants to ensure continued eligibility for participation in research



Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that human subjects, their families, and other health care providers clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in a clinical trial



Utilizes nursing skills to complete research protocols including patient recruitment, screening, scheduling and organizing of study visits, enrollment, assessments, interviews, laboratory and diagnostic studies, medication dispensing and other protocol specific investigational procedures



Encourages open communication with participants by providing them with contact information and being available to answer, address or refer their calls



With supervision uses and documents the nursing process to plan, deliver and evaluate goal focused, individualized, safe, age-specific care as it relates to uncomplicated research participants and with assistance for complicated research participants



Performs procedures for research as they are described in the protocol, deviating from the protocol only when a subject’s safety is at risk and reports all deviations from the protocol to the Principal Investigator and/or senior personnel who will determine of a protocol amendment or other safety assessments are required



Considers scheduling subject appointments to utilize their and personnel time efficiently


Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities to improve own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development. Pursues avenues to ensure awareness of the latest information available to nurses conducting clinical research, for example



Demonstrates initiative in self-directed learning, as evidenced by attendance of professional development opportunities. Actively seeks new learning opportunities. Sees learning as part of work.



Assumes responsibility for continuous learning, engaging in a minimum of 5 hours of educational activities annually or pursuing an advanced academic education or certifications



Participates in and maintains professional certifications, licensure and credentialing as required of nurses employed at Vanderbilt (i.e., CPR certification)



Further knowledge base by attending the Basic Research 101 within first three months of employment date.

Due to the high volume of applicants and the nature of temporary employment a VTS recruiter will contact you ONLY if your skills are likely to meet the requirements for current positions. ','!*!Licensing Requirement:  Registered Nurse
Education Required: Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program','Temporary Services','TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave','','','','','Ongoing','','false','Research Nurse Specialist I

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