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Clinical Research Nurse-Medicine, Pulmonary COPD

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) position is licensed clinician who is responsible for, with minimal supervision, supporting, facilitating and coordinating the daily clinical trial activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study. This position functions at the Competent level according to the Benner's model of clinical practice. The CRN provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently to research patients under the supervision of the Clinical Trials Manager and Principal Investigator. This position implements clinical research patient care via the research protocol. The CRN position works with the Performance Improvement department, sponsor, and institution to support and provide guidance on the administration of the GCP compliance, financial and other related aspects of the research study. This position serves as a liaison between physicians, patients, staff and sponsors. The CRN position delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to standards and guidelines established by regulatory agencies and Houston Methodist to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental 'Scope of Service' and 'Provision of Care' plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.Focuses on patient/customer safetyDelivers personalized service using HM Service StandardsProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being metInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 20%Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to provide research interventions care to clinical research patients and coordinates with interprofessional team as written in the research protocol. Contributes to teamwork by consistently responding positively to requests for assistance. (EF)Provides patient education regarding disease process and involves patient and family in decision-making processes. Consistently evaluates the patient's comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. Advocates on patient/family's behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF)Facilitates onboarding and orientation process for new staff in conjunction with Clinical Trials Manager. Precepts new clinical research staff in clinical setting. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement. (EF)SERVICE - 20%Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of the clinical research process (Phase 1-Phase 4). (EF)Coordinates pre-site and site initiation visits; trains hospital and clinic nurses/physicians on scientific aspects and protocol requirements of research studies. Attends off-site investigator meetings. (EF)Provides comprehensive nursing assessments to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate activities associated with all phases of clinical research projects. Monitors safety of all research subjects and reports adverse events. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF)Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%Follows the clinical research protocol and nursing process and modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the research patient's condition. Performs nursing functions independently and in collaboration with Principal Investigator as approved by Hospital administration for the conduct of clinical research. (EF)Collects, processes and ships protocol-required lab specimens; maintains supply and equipment inventory; maintains appropriate laboratory certification as well as perform study closeout procedures including post-study documentation, return of study materials to the sponsor and data archiving. (EF)Collaborates and prepares with Principal Investigator, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and regulatory documents for submission assuring compliance with local and federal regulatory standards as appropriate and required by the research protocol. Follows International Council for Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice guidelines. (EF)FINANCE - 20%Assisting financial analyst in development of calendar and Medicare Cost Analysis. standard of care procedures vs. research and approving study calendars for Clinical Trials Management System. (EF)Identifies, recruits, and consents clinical research subjects for participation in approved clinical trials; monitors enrollment goals and modifies enrollment strategies, as necessary. (EF)Enters study related data into Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) in accordance with Houston Methodist Research Institute policy. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care operations using evidence-based practice literature. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects and activities. (EF)Maintains accountability for ongoing professional growth and development. Participates in unit activities. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in Nursing or higher from an accredited school of nursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSOne year acute care or clinical research experienceCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluationsSufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securityAbility to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principlesDemonstrates clinical problem solving and critical thinking using an analytical approachAdapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solvingExhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workersPossesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documentsSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork AttireYes/NoUniformYesScrubsYesBusiness professionalNoOther (dept approved)NoOn-Call* Yes (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.Travel** May require travel withinNoHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outsideNoof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: Patient Care Unit ConditionsUniversal Precautions RequiredSignificant potential for exposure to LatexHouston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies, and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 284 principal investigators and has more than 570 ongoing clinical trials.

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