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Research Nurse

Johns Hopkins University
Patterson, MD
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
The Johns Hopkins University Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Research is seeking a Research Nurse to participate in studies of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Cancer and related disorders. To assist the Program Director and Principal Investigators (PI's) in the design and implementation of novel high-profile clinical trials for new methods to treat and to follow select patients and related disorders. The successful applicant will be passionate about patient well-being and improving the long-term trajectory for those patients through research and clinical care. The Research Nurse will work with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, research nurses, and research coordinators, applicants must be able to work and make decisions independently and have good time management skills in order to work on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Will have excellent organizational skills and data management are required, as well as flexibility and a willingness to help out members of the collaborative team, when such an occasion arises.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

General Responsibilities Include
  • Work on complex clinical studies which require a high level of knowledge, coordination and data abstraction.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of all assigned protocol and reporting requirements.
  • Screen potential participants for participation in trials and recruitment for studies through patient registries and relevant clinics.
  • Evaluate ongoing eligibility of research subjects participating in clinical trials; collaborate with principal investigator to obtain exceptions as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care given on a short-term basis.
  • Ensure the informed consent process for studies is completed, and coordinate participant enrollment and follow-up visits related to each respective study.
  • Assesses and ensures subject safety throughout participation in the trial and assists patients with medical problems related to study.
  • Recognizes common laboratory values and alerts appropriate individuals for clinically significant deviations.
  • Presents PI with relevant information for determination of seriousness, causality, and intervention for adverse events.
  • Acts on the PI's recommendation for adverse event intervention.
  • Maintain follow-up to determine resolution of adverse event.
  • Will recognize and document adverse events per protocol and ensure reporting to the appropriate study and regulatory personal, as well as initiates adverse events reports and ensures proper and timely distribution to sponsor and IRB.
  • Grades identified toxicities per NCI or protocol specific criteria.
  • Attend medical staff meetings to review study progress.
  • Responsible for appropriate documentation of clinical study in medical record and appropriate protocol documents.
  • Schedules visits, tests & procedures for patients entered into clinical trials to ensure results are available in a timely manner.
  • Will assist with the management of protocol related health problems and maintain communication with members of the research team in a confidential manner and in accordance with good clinical practice.
  • Communicates data from clinical trials relevant to patient management to community-based health care personnel.

Research Responsibilities
  • Maintaining research related documents and correspondence in a confidential manner, including informed consent forms and research data.
  • Collaborate with other member of the research team to prepare for and respond to study audits.
  • Will assist with the collection and management of study data and bio specimens, entering data into study database(s), as well as documenting and reporting adverse events.
  • Resolving queries and reviewing monitoring reports to identify and correct errors Reporting protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining study inventory according to regulatory standards.
  • Reviewing research accounts status with PIs.
  • Will meet with clinical trial financial management staff to identify procedures, laboratory tests and protocol events that require invoicing to the sponsor as defined in the financial contract.
  • May participate in the development of invoicing schedules.
  • Working with Compliance committees and Institutional Review Boards.
  • Interacting with research subjects by email, phone, and in-person in a professional manner. Meeting with the research team on a regular basis and participating in troubleshooting and resolving issues for research studies.
  • Ensures development and or availability of appropriate protocol and or treatment specific patient education materials.
  • Determines effectiveness of patient/family education and modifies the education plan to most effectively address patient/family needs.
  • Provide staff education related to assigned clinical trials (in-services)
  • Attend and participate in in-services, external trainings, workshops, conferences and other relevant and or required programs for professional growth and development.

Primary Professional Development Responsibilities
  • Assume responsibility for own professional development.
  • Remain current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education events or programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all JHH, JHU, and clinic policies and procedures related to clinical operations, and assume responsibility for appropriate application, and compliance.
  • Complete Clinical Nursing educational activities to grow/strengthen specialization Research Oncology Nursing.

Special Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
  • Able to effectively organize own time and set priorities for a group of patients on research protocol.
  • Work well with families and patients/research subjects.
  • Documentation of completion of HIPAA and research subject protection education
  • Required travel to Johns Hopkins sites in The Washington DC area for trial related activities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Individual must be a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related discipline.
  • Prior experience in study coordination.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software and EPIC electronic medical record system.

Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross BCLS CPR certification required.

Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.

Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialing process.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.

Classified Title: Research Nurse
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME
Starting Salary Range: Min $64,000 - Max $112,200 Annually ($92,252 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Oto Otolaryngology Research
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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Accommodation Information

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The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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