The Clinical Research Nurse is a part of the Sleep Research Center in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, which consists of physician and PhD investigators, research coordinators, sleep technicians, data managers and trainees. The Sleep Research Center conducts clinical research studies focusing on the links between insufficient sleep/sleep disorders and cardiometabolic health. The primary responsibility of this individual is the conduct of clinical research and the care of research volunteers.
Screen and identify eligible patients in the surrounding medical community.
Evaluate potential subject data for clinical studies via screening surveys, telephone call or clinic interview.
Schedule and coordinate screening visits.
Work closely with the study MD to determine which candidates can enter clinical research studies.
Refer patients to other healthcare resources when necessary.
Obtain informed consent from potential subjects after explanation and review in layman's terms of the informed consent.
Supervise research assistants in performance of above.
Educate study subjects about study protocol.
Maintain frequent contact with the subject as necessary via phone, email or letter.
Conduct clinical study visits in accordance with protocol.
Demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: a. Vital signs - interprets findings as well as trends. b. Venipuncture and intravenous line placement, in accordance with Universal Precautions; package and ship specimens appropriately. c. Glucose tolerance tests according to established guidelines d. Any procedure required by the study protocol, demonstrate ability to acquire new skills Administer study medication, which may be in oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intravenous form.
Monitor the subject prior to, during and after study drug administration according to the protocol.
Elicit and assess adverse experiences and communicate these to the Investigator.
Evaluate subject laboratory and physical findings with Investigator/sub-investigators; provide or obtain further information from subjects or healthcare providers as required in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment.
Keep the subject's primary physician updated on the subject's status by phone calls, faxes, emails and letters.
Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research required.
Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques required.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Ability to read documents or instruments required.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required.
Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles required.
Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
Current license as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois from the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) by start date required.
Five years of nursing experience preferred.
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