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Clinical Research Nurse (LVN)

JOB SUMMARY

The (LVN) is a skilled level position assisting in the variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data. He or she will be responsible to perform care and execute clinical care to subjects in clinical trials when needed by the research team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Perform and complete study procedures, including but not limited to vital signs, electrocardiogram, blood collection, meal distribution, pulmonary function tests, check in/out of volunteers, IV insertions, medical administration, urine sample collection, etc.
  • Maintains assigned work area in a clean and safe condition
  • Enter subject information into facility database
  • Perform all forms of dose administration, included but not limited to; IV, IM, SQ and oral, etc.
  • Responsible for following proper safety and emergency policies and procedures as set forth by WCCT
  • Responsible for following all study and non-study regulations including but not limited to: HIPAA, OSHA, and GCP/GDP
  • Reports directly to the Charge Nurse on duty and/or Clinical Support Manager
  • Restock clinical supplies on the floor, as needed.
  • QC Research Binders/source documents
  • May cross-train to cover Charge Nurse in case coverage is needed; must be able to do the following when covering:
  • Consistently monitor and manage the conduct all protocols, staff, and subject population within the Clinical Support Department
  • Ensure safety and compliance of floor
  • Develop and serve as a resource to ensure staff’s skills are maintained and enhanced
  • Be able to provide medical care, both emergent and non-emergent, to all subjects and floor staff if needed
  • Assist Clinical Research Coordinators with study responsibilities and necessities
  • Duties on the floor: Atomic Clock synchronization, Maintain work area cleanliness of unit, Assist in head count of subjects in-house, Assist in the Quality Control of: tubes, source/PK logs, procedures, Assist with preparation of ALL study set-ups, Assist with the maintenance of supplies and equipment for all study relate procedures, Prepare for and assist with admission procedures, Assist with room assignments for studies
  • Perform basic medical front office duties, including but not limited to welcoming study participants, answering or referring inquiries, and recording and/or collecting study participant information.
  • Required to work various shifts, including but not limited to, weekends, 1st shift, 2nd shift, or 3rd shift.
  • Responsible for complying with all study specific protocol requirements
  • Follows established safety and emergency policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the floor set up for study procedures
  • Ensures availability of study participant’s information by accurately filing and/or retrieving study participant records as request by management.
  • Reports and documents serious adverse effects on a timely manner
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or manager and incidental to the work described herein

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Leadership Requirements

  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and logical reasoning
  • Promote a positive, team-orientated, interaction between departments
  • Positive role model; exhibits confidence in self and others
  • Technical Requirements *
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite - A proficient user of Microsoft Office Applications including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Project* *
  • Knowledge of other computer programs – SharePoint* *
  • Knowledge and use Multi-lined Call Center Tools - A proficient user of Call Center Customer Relations Management (CRM) tools, and ability to interpret reports and data from CRM*

Behavioral Requirements

  • Customer focus - Understanding the needs of the internal or external customer and keeping them in mind when taking actions or making decisions.
  • Team player - Effective participant as a team member and team leader. Can demonstrate significant positive participation on successful teams.
  • Professionalism and integrity - Exhibits professionalism in negotiating sensitive issues.
  • Problem solving techniques - Able to adapt to a changing environment and demonstrates a “make it happen” attitude.
  • Interpersonal interaction - Demonstrates excellent people skills and a positive attitude.
  • Communication - Effective verbal communication and presentation skills. Ability to write clear, succinct and convincing memos, letters and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
  • Organization - Ability to prioritize and to manage multiple tasks as necessary.
  • Attention to detail - Produces high-quality, accurate work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility - Ability to adapt and be willing to assist with achieving Company goals in the area of responsibility and time.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND TRAINING

Education

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED), 9-12 months related experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Current BLS/ACLS certification is required
  • Current PALS certification is preferred
  • LVN/RN License required

Experience/Training

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), safety rules, study-related forms and documents. Ability to write routine reports and accurately record information on forms and/or documents. Ability to effectively communicate with subjects, employees, supervisors, and others on study-related matters in English is necessary.
  • Ability to apply basic mathematics, algebra, and/or geometry concepts, such as fractions, decimals, measurement, time, is necessary
  • Required Training on Modules 1, 2, 3, 6, 7

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The description of the physical demands and the work environment characteristics here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform and those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job:

  • Ability to talk or hear.
  • Required to sit 90% of the workday.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk.
  • Must be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Minimal lifting is required, 10 pounds, with assistance and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus when viewing a computer monitor.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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