The Research Nurse Coordinator will contribute to several studies within the section of Transplant Surgery, specifically focused on kidney and pancreas studies. The incumbent will participate in a variety of clinical research projects/studies involving various modalities of treatment for patients, including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, and single and multi-centered trials, designed, implemented, and coordinated in the Section.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Participates in established and future research programs.
Provides assistance with IRB submission.
Instructs the investigator and research staff on the submission process and provides instructional material for reference.
Works with PI, sponsoring agencies, Medicine Administration, and Office of Research Service to assist with amendment submission, changes or corrections to protocols/and or consent forms.
Works with administrators to submit and revise clinical trial agreements.
Assists in setting up regulatory documents, shadow file systems, databases, screening logs, adverse experience reporting mechanism, and regulatory binders.
Trains and participates in trial related activity from the initial entry to complete follow-up of patients enrolled into research protocols.
Evaluates all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease.
Reports adverse drug reactions and submits the appropriate documentation to the FDA, NCI and IRB.
Coordinates all follow-up lab tests specified by the study and additional tests at the discretion of the P.I. to evaluate toxicities and treatment.
Educates potential research subjects concerning clinical aspects of their disease, purpose and nature of the protocol, and impact on the patient should they agree to participate (i.e. treatment schema, tests, clinic visits, etc).
Teaches patients and their family members how to administer injections and signs and symptoms of side effects.
Provides family education depending on patient's illness and route of medication delivery.
Develops resources and materials for patient and family teaching if none exist.
Provides in-servicing and educating both the nursing units and lab staff regarding upcoming and ongoing protocols.
Assists in recruiting patients for identified clinical trials.
Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research required.
Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques required.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois from the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) required.
Five years of experience in nursing with demonstrated knowledge about home care, palliative care, advance directives, pain management, symptoms control, and/or discharge planning preferred.
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