Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Nurse Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee
Research Nurse Specialist (Levels I, II, and III)
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We are seeking several experienced and inexperienced Research Nurses to be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working on several exciting studies here at VUMC. We have research studies open in Nephrology, Clinical Pharmacology, GI Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Allergy/Pulmonary.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Nurse Specialist is responsible for assuring that the integrity and quality of the clinical research trial is maintained and that the trial is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines and Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure.
The Research Nurse Specialist plans and implements recruitment procedures for potential participants, manages enrollment of the trial from screening to randomization to study completion, ensures compliance with protocols and overall research and clinical objectives, manages study-related procedures as required by the protocol, maintains accurate and timely documentation and maintains communication with the sponsor.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience)
Research experience preferred, but not required
Interest in research
- These positions are 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday with some flexibility on start and stop times.
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Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Occasional: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
Job Research Nursing
Organization: Nephrology 104375
Title: Research Nurse Specialist
Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)
Requisition ID: 1803336
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