This job plans, coordinates, evaluates, and manages nursing care, as allowed per clinical license, of subjects and data for assigned research studies. The Research Nurse RN ensures compliance with study specific protocol guidelines and all applicable federal, local, and institutional regulations, guidelines, and best research practices.
All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork.
Recruits potential subjects for participation in clinical research trials.
Screens potential subjects for eligibility in research trials, based on the study protocol's inclusion and exclusion criteria, and determines subjects' suitability for participation.
Participates in and documents the initial and the continuing informed consent process for subjects and/or subjects' legally authorized representative.
Coordinates subject care, as allowed per clinical license, in compliance with protocol requirements. Administers investigational IV medication, manages central lines, and writes patient orders.
Provides subject and staff teaching regarding the purpose of the study, tests/procedures, and the investigational products that are required by the study.
In collaboration with the investigator, reviews subject for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medications/procedures performed, protocol compliance, and response to investigational product and thoroughly documents all findings.
Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting. Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.
Communicates with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), regulatory agencies, sponsors, the clinical research team (consisting of physicians, other research nurses, non-clinical research staff, management, and ancillary staff), and/or other organizations as may be required for successful completion of the research study and provides ongoing updates and progress reports to the clinical research team.
Assists in the development of a coverage analysis grid and the identification of impacted services during study start-up.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing program and approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Experience: At least five years nursing experience; two years of research experience preferred.
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: RN currently licensed in South Carolina. Valid driver's license, an acceptable three-year motor vehicle record as defined by the Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Chart, and a certificate of auto insurance.Research certification, Certified Clinical Research Professional (SoCRA) or Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP) preferred. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.
Special Training: Must complete human subject protection, government regulations, and handling of hazardous materials training; must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel); must possess quality written and oral communication skills; must be able to think creatively, analytically, independently, and objectively; must be able to handle stressful situations. Driving is required for this position using the employee's personally owned vehicle. Employee will be expected to adhere to the Palmetto Health Driver Safety Policy and specific department driving policies. Employee must pass driver training.
Internal Number: 46359
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Palmetto Health, one of the largest health care systems in South Carolina and third largest non-governmental employer in South Carolina, is composed of more than 10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s vision: to be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves. The system includes five acute-care hospitals—Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital and Palmetto Health Richland—as well as an expansive physician practice network, dozens of affiliated clinics and specialty care practices and a 501(c)(3) foundation. Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, the region’s newest hospital located in northwest Columbia, opened in spring 2014. Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work and receive care, Palmetto Health also trains the next generation of physicians through its 23 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For more information, visit http://www.PalmettoHealth.org.