1) 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.
2) The Sleep Research Center conducts clinical research studies focusing on the links between insufficient sleep/sleep disorders and cardiometabolic health.
3) The primary responsibility of this individual is the conduct of clinical research and the care of research volunteers.
4) PRN overnight shifts providing nursing care for research study participants.
5) Shifts will be mainly at night, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., daytime shifts available occasionally.
6) Monitor safety of one subject through night; collect blood samples; and start and maintain overnight infusion.
7) Demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: (a.) Vital signs - interprets findings as well as trends. (b.) Skilled in venipuncture and intravenous line placement, in accordance with Universal Precautions (c.) Collect and minimally process blood samples (d.) Administer study medication, which may be in oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intravenous form.
8) Monitor the subject prior to, during and after study drug administration according to the protocol.
9) Elicit and assess adverse experiences and communicate these to the Investigator.
This is a grant funded position.
1) Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research.
2) Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques.
3) Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
4) Excellent verbal and written communication.
5) Ability to read documents or instruments.
6) Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
7) Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
8) Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles.
9) Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments.
1) Five years of nursing experience
2) Cover letter
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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