The Registered Nurse participates in the conduct of clinical trials, monitoring safety and well-being of the subjects and assists the study team with all functions related to execution of protocols. Shifts will vary depending on nature of study.
- Time management techniques must be used to manage multiple projects efficiently to ensure specified project objectives, timeline and quality requirements are met;
- Read and execute assigned protocol tasks.
- Insert angio-catheters for blood sampling and intravenous medication.
- Oversee and perform data collection in a manner that is consistent with Standard Operating Procedures, the study protocol, and the standards of GCP.
- Obtain required blood samples through angio-catheters and direct venipuncture.
- Perform sample collection of urine, feces and timed urine collection.
- Obtain vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate and temperature).
- Obtain medical history, height and weight of subjects.
- Perform electrocardiograms.
- Monitor and manage adverse events through documentation of clinical observations.
- Monitor concomitant medications.
- Provide clinical care to subjects during study participation.
- Monitor activities of Medical Assistants, LPNs and Study Assistants.
- Perform accurate and timely completion of case report forms (CRFs).
- Perform emergency and resuscitative interventions as appropriate.
- Assist in the training and mentoring of new personnel.
- Provide leadership in the CRU in the absence of the Study Coordinator.
- Other duties as assigned
- Must have graduated from an accredited nursing program and be a Registered Nurse with a current NY/NJ license. Bachelors of Science in Nursing is preferred.
- Training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will be required.
- Three (3) years’ experience working in a clinical setting is required with extensive experience with telemetry monitoring in CCU/ICU setting, and clinical trial experience is preferred.
- Must be familiar with Microsoft Office® products and possess computer skills necessary to deliver on project objectives.
- Must be able prioritize activities in a manner consistent with Clinical Research Unit goals: act with professionalism under adverse conditions, handle confidential information with discretion; work under minimum supervision to accomplish complex tasks; accept challenges and new responsibilities; actively manage the changing priorities and work distribution based upon needs of the unit; and assist the team to stay focused on objectives with results orientation.
- Must exhibit a positive work attitude and high productivity, consistently deliver on commitments, facilitate the work of the project team, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.