Research Nurse Specialist 3 ($10,000 Sign on bonus)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2113137
Research Nurse Specialist III - Clinical Pharmacology
JOB SUMMARY: Assures the integrity and quality of clinical research trials are maintained independently. Plans and implements recruitment procedures, manages enrollment of the trial, and ensures compliance with protocols.
The $10,000 sign on bonus is available for full-time research nurse positions. This sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC within one year.
Posseses knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporation of them in the conduct of research and care of participants.
Proficiently prepares and processes new research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications, adverse events, budgets, and accounts.
Digests complex clinical information to determine if documentation is accurate, complete, and to ensure procedures contain appropriate safeguards.
Conducts multiple studies independently. Utilizes nursing skills to complete all research protocols, and deliver goal focused, individualized, safe, care as it relates to uncomplicated research participants and with assistance for complicated research participants.
Participates in the recruitment of eligible candidates for study participation. Strives to ensure studies are completed in a timely manner through implementing effective screening and recruitment strategies and completing required documentation.
Provides education and training to appropriate personnel and participants in research specific methodology and procedures.
Utilizes knowledge of disease processes to observe for and report adverse events to the principal investigator and all regulatory authorities as required by protocol, policies and procedures and regulations.
Assists in budget and contract negotiation, and facilitates interactions between sponsors and institutional departments.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
The scientific mission of the Clinical Pharmacology Division is to understand the mechanisms of drug action in humans in order to improve therapeutics. The research of the Division members bridges the basic and clinical sciences. In addition to conducting state-of-the-art research, members of the Division also lead many institutional and national efforts to train clinical and translational investigators and to support infrastructure for translational research.
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