Ideal position for independent, experienced nurse or clinical research coordinator with IV infusion skill set. Part-time position to perform direct-patient care in monitoring patients enrolled in neurology and neurodegenerative clinical trials.
Ideal Skill Set:
Performs accurate and complete data entry, case report form completion and query management. Maintains patient study binder per departmental guidelines including all related source documentation. Ensure data is enter into clinical trial monitoring systems.
Appropriately utilizes the electronic medical record for management of the patient on study and to communicate with clinical staff. Participate in monitoring visits, site initiation visits and close-out visits as needed. Familiarity with CTMS Real-Time a plus.
Attends required training, maintains applicable certification and/or licensure as required. Attends regularly scheduled departmental or team meetings. Performs other duties as assigned which may include clinical procedures such as IV access, IV infusion administration, electrocardiogram, phlebotomy, sample processing and shipping per regulations(training provided), safety monitoring with MD investigators.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
2 or 4 year Nursing degree and minimum of 2 years experience in clinical trial research or equivalent nursing with IV/infusion/phlebotomy experience.
Dr. Kerwin is the President of Kerwin Research Center, LLC. The Center specializes in clinical trials for therapeutic developments in neurodegenerative disorders. Her area of expertise is more than 15 years experience in clinical trials related to Alzheimer's disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, frontotemporal dementias, Lewy Body Disease, Parkinson's Disease and related cognitive disorders and dementia behaviors. Dr. Diana Kerwin is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed residency and Geriatric Medicine fellowship training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill.
Prior to founding Kerwin Research Center, LLC, Dr. Kerwin was assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern. She was part of the Northwestern University, National Institute on Aging funded, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where she had oversight of clinical trials and clinical research for the development of treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She also served on the national Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Studies Steering ...Committee, as chair of the Medical Safety committee for the LIFE (Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders) study and as the academic partner on several community initiatives to improve the care of senior adults with dementia in underserved areas.
Dr. Kerwin’s areas of research and clinical interests include the identification of risk markers and prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. She has lectured extensively on cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She is a member of the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association and is the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association-Dallas Chapter. Her award-winning research on the relationship between obesity and memory function in women has been featured in TIME Magazine and The Boston Globe, and on local and national news programs including the BBC. Her research has also garnered her recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association (Young Investigator Award) and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (Dr. Judith Stitt Faculty Scholar Award). In 2006 she received the T. Franklin Williams Research Scholar award, a competitive national award for her research investigating the effects of body weight and vascular risk factors on the development of cognitive decline and dementia.