Johns Hopkins University Sr. Research Nurse in Baltimore, Maryland

Classified title: Sr. Research Nurse

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MF

Starting Salary Range Competitive

Employee group : Full-Time

Schedule : 37.5 Hours/Week

Employee subgroup : Exempt

Department name: Radiation Oncology

Personnel area ): School of Medicine

General summary/purpose

Coordinates day-to-day tasks related to designing, implementing and/or completing clinical research projects. Ensures that research protocols are carried out correctly, including all documentation and administrative issues. Works with others in a research team environment.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

Will manage and coordinate care of Radiation Oncology patients participating in designated clinical trials under the direction of the Radiation Oncology Research Program Manager and Principal Investigator (PI).

Anticipates requirements for designated patient populations; screens potential research subjects for participation in clinical trials and evaluates ongoing eligibility of research subjects. Ensures collection of pertinent data for the protocol.

Monitors compliance with requirements of assigned clinical trials and works with the Study Coordinator to resolve queries and review monitoring reports to identify and correct deficiencies.

Ensures that patients and staff education needs are met with regard to assigned protocols. Reports protocol deviations and adverse events to the study team in a timely manner. Responsible for scheduling patient follow-up and collection of specimens.

Proposes and negotiates alternative to improve protocol implementation. Reviews and assesses new protocol for clarity.

Represents department at research and protocol initiation meetings, applies knowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse event causality and relationship to research treatment. Will work closely with Regulatory team, Research Coordinators, and PI.

Knows the key formal and informal goal of the department and research team and asks for guidance appropriately. Uses own judgment in achieving goals of good research practices, good documentation and interactions with patients, staff and health care professionals.

Organizes own time and sets priorities for patients on assigned research protocols. Demonstrates understanding of the informed consent process. Displays knowledge of protocol endpoint definitions.

Decision Making: On a regular and consistent basis exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people in the workplace and potential or actual research subjects.

Uses judgment to maintain and improve the quality of service within the research program. Communication: Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline required. Master's degree strongly preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience in the specialty or a related area required. Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree. Related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialing process is required within two weeks of start date.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.