Research Nurse II
Baylor College of Medicine
Job posting number: #7135393 (Ref:15170-en_US)
Posted: March 22, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Research Nurse II is a competent level professional nurse who provides professional nursing skills involving patient-related research efforts to support the Office of Clinical Research, and associated investigators and study teams. Responsible for patient care in BLSMC Clinical Research Center (CRC). Duties may include screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, administering medications, recording data for research analysis, maintaining patient records, and quality reviews. Occasional overnights and weekends.
This position is needed to support clinical research visits in our in-patient and out-patient Clinical Research Center at BSLMC and McNair. A registered nurse with clinical research experience is necessary to support these visits. After hours and weekend visits are a common necessary to support the clinical research agenda for the College.
- Coordinates care for patients enrolled on assigned protocols to ensure that the study is implemented as it is written and that all required data are available and collected.
- Coordinates treatments and tests with inpatient and outpatient staff; requests or assists with scheduling and ensures results are received.
- Coordinates Affiliate involvement with study conduct, Investigational Pharmacy, Research Office, Diagnostics, Credentialing, etc., as needed.
- Ensures research needs are met at all patient/family meetings (discuss the progress of treatment, changes in therapy, etc.).
- Acts as liaison between patient and PI/MD concerning problems, adverse reactions, and other patient care issues as they may relate to the study drug.
- Follows up with patients during study visit to answer questions and assess for any toxicities or side effects.
- Maintains effective communication with patients, physicians, and the company representative or clinical monitor for each research protocol.
- Serves as a consultant and provides assistance to nurses, fellows, and professional staff for education on specific ongoing research projects to include investigational drugs, devices, or procedures.
- Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and customer service.
- Adheres to the scope of practices as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- Screens, enrolls and evaluates patients that participate in a research study.
- Performs study-specific procedures (i.e. blood draws, collects study specimens, vitals, education, investigational product administration, and accountability, and administers questionnaires).
- Follows subjects’ progress and advises the Principal Investigator.
- Maintains patient charts and medical records.
- Ensures the clinical studies are conducted in accordance with guidelines of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
- Educates patients in significant aspects of the study.
- Serves as a liaison and distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principal investigator, and others as required.
- Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
- Stocks and orders supplies.
- Completes case-report forms and performs quality assurance checks on all data.
- Participates in additional projects as directed by College leadership and research nurse manager, as a central office within the Office of Research.
- Provides cross-coverage across OCR clinical research study support as needed.
- Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Oncology experience.
- Must be a team player and open to cross-training to support other team members on short notice.
- Ability to think outside of the box and be proactive.
- Good outward-facing ability to interface with multiple departments across the College.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.