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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Nurse.
Join the NYU Langone Vaccine Center, a dynamic new multi-disciplinary initiative at NYU Langone Health within the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. The NYU Langone Vaccine Center leverages many existing NYU research strengths for a broad scope that includes basic, translational, and clinical studies of novel vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics for infectious diseases with public health importance such as: influenza, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, agents of diarrhea and pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, multi-drug resistant organisms and emerging infectious threats (Zika, Ebola, bird flu), HIV/AIDS, and studies of novel immunotherapeutic approaches for chronic diseases (e.g., dementia) and cancer.
This position, Research Nurse, NYU Langone Vaccine Center, is responsible for working directly with patients and health care providers throughout the course of our clinical trials, and will play a key role in ensuring the compliant and ethical conduct of clinical research. As a core member of the research team, you will evaluate eligibility of our patients to participate in clinical trials, educate patients and families about the trial, coordinate the informed consent process and trial enrollment. Responsibilities include the tracking of symptoms and medications, and coordinating care to ensure patients are treated in compliance with the clinical trial protocol.
- Facilitates recruitment to clinical trials by screening scheduled patients for basic eligibility criteria. Ensures patients are informed of available clinical trials.
- Provide direct patient care as part of a multidisciplinary team utilizing a base of knowledge and an understanding of the objectives of the protocol to provide continuity of care to patients throughout various stages of treatment on protocol and follow-up. Performs procedures within the scope of the NYULMC nursing practice (vital sign monitoring, specimen collection, serial blood drawing via venipuncture or venous and central access intravenous lines, fluid delivery, and assisting with medical procedures).
- Facilitates the informed consent process and evaluates patient eligibility for participation in a research study with the principal investigator.
- Documents study assessments, provides education and maintains communication with the research study participants and their families.
- Uses expert nursing judgment to maintain the integrity of the research protocol in accordance with federal regulation and good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines, and coordinates care to ensure the compliant conduct of the trial while maintaining patient safety.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary discussions to discuss feasibility of new protocols at Vaccine Center meetings.
- Reviews each new protocol with the principal investigator prior to approval by the peer review committee for feasibility and addresses questions or concerns to the appropriate personnel (Principal Investigator, Clinical trials Office (CTO), etc.).
- Communicates effectively with all members of the research care team and with the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) throughout the study start up and closure process.
- Ensures data integrity by ensuring high quality source documentation is recorded within the electronic medical record and any other research related documents.
- Participates in performance improvement initiatives in the Vaccine Center, such as work redesign initiatives, audits of departmental studies, and related work. Utilizes evidence-based practice methods to improve patient care. Follows Good Clinical Practice guidelines and federal regulations (IHC, April 1996).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
To qualify you must have a NYS RN License with current registration. Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, or equivalent combination of education and experience with plans to earn a baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Prior RN experience in a clinical setting preferred. Experience working with specific indications (department-specific). Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible related experience coordinating clinical/research trials studies. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Effective verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and work and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently. Commitment to continuous learning as required by department administration. Ability to make decisions independently. Ability to manage time, multi task and prioritize work. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems; ability to work well under pressure..
Required Licenses: Registered Nurse License-NYS
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is highly preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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