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Registered Nurse (Research Coordinator)

POSITION:
Registered Nurse (Research Coordinator) Time-Limited Appointment not to exceed 4 years WORK SCHEDULE:
Monday-Friday, 7:
45am-4:
30pm SALARY TO BE DETERMINED BY THE NURSE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD (NPSB)DUTIES:
Serves as the primary research support to the principal investigator of the VA Merit Award "Effect of Exercise Training on Inflammation and Function in HIV Infected Veterans" and associated research studiesResponsible for coordinating all aspects of the assigned research with the study of Principal Investigator and research staff.
Directly accountable to the study Principal Investigator and responsible to the ACOS, Research and Development of the Salem VA Medical CenterResponsible for the daily management of research studies conducted at the Salem VA Medical Center which includes:
recruitment and screening of participants, providing informed consent with documentation in VA electronic medical record, scheduling all testing visits, administration and completion of surveys and case report forms, specimen processing and shipping, oversight of participant payments, initial assessment, documentation, and referral of adverse events, reporting and correspondence to regulatory and oversight committees, maintenance of the activities, maintenance of basic recruitment and retention statistics, coordination of other research staff, and participating in local and national research meetingsWorks directly in an ongoing fashion with the research staff to maintain scientific integrity of the research, minimizes participant risk, and reports any concerns to the Principal InvestigatorEngages in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality of research and translation to improved patient carePrepares applications and directly maintains correspondence with Human Subject Protection Committees, including Institutional Review Board, Safety Subcommittee and R&D CommitteeCreates and organizes study files in paper and electronic form in accordance with VA regulationsManages flow of participants throughout the studyPerforms clinically related duties as needed by protocol including:
assessing adverse events and serious adverse events, assessing lab results, performing EKGs and phlebotomy, conducting visits when physician presence is not required, obtaining, processing, and transporting specimens to appropriate laboratories, and placing ordersAttends meetings and conference calls as needed including sponsor investigator meetings, training sessions, and scientific meetingsProvides leadership to initiate and improve outcomes and serves as an agent of change Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team Must possess ability to keep meticulous records, organize complex projects, including paper and computer documents Must possess strong computer skills with Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Power Point

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