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Research RN - Medical Education

Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Part timeShift:Description:I Accountability Objectives:
Collaboratively shares responsibility for the research management of patients with the physician investigator.
Manages duties necessary to begin, coordinate and monitor the clinical research studies occurring at St. Joseph Mercy
Oakland Research Office. Responsibilities include physical assessment utilizing nursing practice skills under the
supervision of physician investigators and in collaboration with the patients and primary care physicians. Coordinates
adjustments to the patient's plan of care in the hospital and home according to assessment findings, research protocols,
patient teaching, staff education, and consultations. Collaborates with health care team members to facilitate the
delivery of seamless patient and family focused care maintaining continuity throughout the full continuum.
II Position Qualifications:
Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.
A. Education

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
    B. Licensure / Certification
    • Current licensure to practice Nursing in the State of Michigan.
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    • CCRC preferred.
      C Special Skill / Aptitudes
      • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.
      • High level of physical assessment skills needed in order to complete study protocols and manage patient care.
      • Basic computer skills required in order to input patient data into national web based Data Base.
      • Ability to work independently.
      • Ability to be flexible regarding scheduled work hours in order to enroll participants when they become available for research studies is desirable.
        D. Experience
        • Three years working experience as an RN with emphasis on patient physical assessment in order to complete
        • research study protocols and manage patient care.
        • Knowledge of managing clinical research --- protocol and research oriented data collection process.
          • Knowledge of FDA Regulations and GCP guidelines.
            III Duties / Responsibilities:
            In collaboration with the investigator(s) and other team members, manages a case load of research patients
            including:
            • A. Determines a patient's study eligibility, recruits patients, follows patients and monitors research study for
            • protocol compliance.
            • B. Completes a comprehensive history and physical at baseline and throughout the study.
            • C. Performs study visits to case load of patients (inpatient and outpatient).
            • D. Assists other study personnel as needed with their caseloads.
            • E. Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and medications. Writes progress notes for
            • data source documents.
            • F. Assists the investigator(s) and performs the credentialing procedures in accordance with research policies
            • and protocol procedures.
            • G. Receives, dispenses, administers, and has accountability for research medications and other medications
            • as needed, under the guidance of the investigator, according to the research protocol.
            • H. Obtains laboratory specimen collection including blood drawing, processing, packaging and shipping
            • according to IATA guidelines.
            • I. Coordinates inpatient and outpatient research care (provision of research medication and follow-up
            • appointments, to maintain research protocol. May assist in patient care areas to facilitate a research patient's
            • flow of care. (Cath Lab, ER, CCU)
            • J. Obtains verbal orders from investigator(s) for study related and adverse event related procedures or
            • medications.
            • Coordinates the regulatory documents necessary to be in compliance with the FDA, SJMO IRB/RC, and sponsoring companies of open protocols of the Research Office.
            • Accurately, completes individual study case report forms and cardiovascular data collections forms.
            • Coordinates span of patient care, protocol questions, patient/family questions, and patient retention 24hrs/day 7 days/week as necessary.
            • Meets with Study Monitors who represent external related companies as necessary.
            • Manages and problem solves issues and conflicts that impact patient care and research processes, influencing customer satisfaction and customer relations.
            • Develops and maintains resource binder for departments involved in open protocols (including standard orders).
            • Orients physicians and other hospital personnel to study protocols and procedures.
            • Assesses and analyzes the collection and tabulation of appropriate information.
            • Prepares and presents complete and timely reports to standing and ad hoc committees, departments and/or division.
            • Complies with all nursing policies and procedures.
            • Attends investigator meetings for research protocols.
            • Performs other duties as assigned.
            • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.
            • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.
            • Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.
            • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.
            • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.
            • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.
            • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
              Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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