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Clinical Research Nurse - Neurology - Houston Methodist Research Institute

Houston, TX

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Houston Methodist

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Work Shift: DAY Work Week: M - F Job Summary At Houston Methodist, the Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) position is licensed clinician who is responsible for, with minimal supervision, supporting, facilitating and coordinating the daily clinical trial activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study. This position functions at the Competent level according to the Benner¿s model of clinical practice. The CRN provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently to research patients under the supervision of the Clinical Trials Manager and Principal Investigator. This position implements clinical research patient care via the research protocol. The CRN position works with the Performance Improvement department, sponsor, and institution to support and provide guidance on the administration of the GCP compliance, financial and other related aspects of the research study. This position serves as a liaison between physicians, patients, staff and sponsors. The CRN position delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to standards and guidelines established by regulatory agencies and Houston Methodist to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: - INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. - COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. - ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. - RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. - EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. o Focuses on patient/customer safety o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE - 20% 1. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to provide research interventions care to clinical research patients and coordinates with interprofessional team as written in the research protocol. Contributes to teamwork by consistently responding positively to requests for assistance. (EF) 2. Provides patient education regarding disease process and involves patient and family in decision-making processes. Consistently evaluates the patient¿s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. Advocates on patient/family¿s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF) 3. Facilitates onboarding and orientation process for new staff in conjunction with Clinical Trials Manager. Precepts new clinical research staff in clinical setting. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement. (EF) SERVICE - 20% 1. Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of the clinical research process (Phase 1-Phase 4). (EF) 2. Coordinates pre-site and site initiation visits; trains hospital and clinic nurses/physicians on scientific aspects and protocol requirements of research studies. Attends off-site investigator meetings. (EF) 3. Provides comprehensive nursing assessments to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate activities associated with all phases of clinical research projects. Monitors safety of all research subjects and reports adverse events. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF) 4. Helps drive improvement of department score for patient satisfaction, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 30% 1. Follows the clinical research protocol and nursing process and modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the research patient¿s condition. Performs nursing functions independently and in collaboration with Principal Investigator as approved by Hospital administration for the conduct of clinical research. (EF) 2. Collects, processes and ships protocol-required lab specimens; maintains supply and equipment inventory; maintains appropriate laboratory certification as well as perform study closeout procedures including post-study documentation, return of study materials to the sponsor and data archiving. (EF) 3. Collaborates and


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