PS Research Nurse

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Job posting number: #7055574

Posted: January 28, 2019

Job Description

Job Summary
This position is for a Research Nurse to work at the University of Utah Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND) on NIH-, DOD-, and PCORI-funded clinical trials of innovative mindfulness-based therapies designed to target the prescription opioid epidemic and alleviate the suffering of individuals with chronic pain.

The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND) aims to develop, test, optimize, and disseminate mindfulness and other integrative health interventions by translating discoveries from basic biobehavioral science into solutions for health and society. C-MIIND’s research efforts target complex, comorbid chronic health and mental health problems (chronic pain, opioid misuse, obesity, depression, addiction, etc.) that have not yet been solved by traditional medical approaches. C-MIIND researchers are currently engaged in multiple clinical biobehavioral research projects funded by more than $40 million in federal research grants.

The research nurse will be responsible for the conduct of clinical and biobehavioral research related to psychological treatments for chronic pain and prescription opioid-related problems. The nurse will recruit, enroll, and assess patients with multiple comorbidities, including chronic pain, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. The nurse will assess and evaluate opioid misuse and opioid prescription data. The nurse will be responsible for regulatory procedures and the conduct of clinical and biobehavioral research.

Responsibilities
Recruits participants from clinical settings and via health care provider referral. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines. Explains and obtains informed consent, medical history and demographics; documents in source file and maintains with historical data, status reports, progress notes, and subject log to help ensure subject safety.

Conducts clinical research assessments, including structured psychiatric diagnostic assessments and semi-structured evaluation of opioid misuse and substance use patterns. Conducts psychophysiological assessments (e.g., EEG, heart rate, galvanic skin response) and tests of neuropsychological function. Extracts medical and prescription data from the electronic medical record. Makes follow-up contacts with research participants to help retain them in the studies and prevent study attrition.

Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports serious AEs to IRB and sponsor. Documents all protocol deviations, reconciles test article accountability at study close out and prepares summary report for sponsor. Completes, audits, corrects CRFs, relays CRFs to sponsor. Maintains contact with IRB and prepare and submits IRB documents.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
RN license in the state of Utah plus two years related experience required. Depending on area of assignment, CCRP, ACRP-CRC, SOCRA-CCRP certification may be required. IRB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within two months of hire and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. A current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card certification or obtain one within 6 months of employment required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

The hiring department may also prefer experience in a specific area of nursing

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



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