________________________________________ The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) in the Department of Pediatrics provides support for the Department's clinical research enterprise. Focus areas are improvements in clinical research facilities, support for Division's clinical trials activities, to support IRB, contracting, budgeting and other activities related to clinical trials, perform internal study audits, serve as a liaison to the Pediatric Clinical Research Center and as an informational and educational clearing house to keep research faculty and staff apprised of the latest developments in clinical research both from external sponsors as we well as within the VUMC.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the CCTR (PI), the Research Nurse Specialist II (RNS II) is responsible for supporting the Director's efforts to improve and expand clinical research infrastructure and expertise within the Department. For specific clinical trials, the Research Nurse Specialist II with work with individual Departmental PIs assuring that the integrity and quality of the clinical research studies are maintained and are conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines and Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure. The RNS II independently plans and implements recruitment procedures for potential participants, manages enrollment of the trial from screening to randomization to study completion, evaluates clinical data, ensures compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives, serves as a resource for inquiries on study projects, manages study-related procedures as required by the protocol and maintains communication with the sponsor, IRB, DSMB and other research related entities. Specific responsibilities also include subject recruitment and informed consent, both in person and by telephone, phlebotomy and sample processing and storage, data entry, and coordination of multicenter studies. This position offers the opportunity for career satisfaction and development as part of a dynamic and growing team dedicated to improving the health of children and their families through scientific discovery.
Possess 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 prepare and process new research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse events.
Perform administrative duties for trials, including but not limited to: Procuring equipment, preparing documentation, and packaging and shipping medications.
Utilize nursing skills to perform procedures, deliver individualized care, and abide by research protocols. If problems arise, identify and implement solutions, assuring goals are met.
Perform the procedures required of each study protocol, understanding standard of care versus research. Continually assesses the need for additional protections for research participants.
Recruit and identify the eligibility of candidates, regularly assessing them to ensure continued eligibility for participation. Troubleshoot trial recruitment strategies to ensure trials are completed in a timely manner.
Provide education and training to appropriate personnel and participants in research specific methodology and procedures.
Utilize 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.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
**Minimum Qualifications Required**
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year experience
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