Clinical Research Nurse - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Job posting number: #7194052 (Ref:ej-4794016)
Posted: November 15, 2023
Clinical Research Nurse - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Job ID: 265642
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
Augusta University - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.
This position provides research coordination for assigned resident/faculty research studies. Responsibilities include becoming familiar with study protocols, reviewing charts and screening potential study participants, obtain written informed consent from study participants, conducting study procedures that may include blood draws and preparing specimens for shipment and testing, reading lab results, collecting and entering study data and preparing and maintaining documents. Additionally, coordination and oversight of activities in the virtual simulation lab will be expected.
The duties include, but are not limited to:
Evaluation and Implementation of Clinical Trials: Review study protocols, primary disease category, and investigational drug Information; Be familiar with all study requirements; Communicate and make arrangements with the different areas of AU that may be involved in the study (ice, radiology, laboratory services, pathology, patient scheduling, etc.); Setup studies according to sponsor requirements and IRB policies. Adapt study for changes due to study amendments and extensions.
Record Keeping: Maintaining accurate patient medical records for coordination of patient screening questionnaire, regulatory and data management paperwork, and communicating with sponsor. Maintaining accurate and up-to-date information in patient research charts with regard to treatment delivery calendars/roadmaps, side-effect check lists, medication diaries, lab reports, imaging reports, and other clinical data.
Report and Financial Documentation: Complete all reports, including the annual study continuation report required by IRB; Prepare forms and submit investigational New Drug (IND) Safety Reports to the IRB.
Medical Management: Assess patient's general health. Accurately report all adverse events within required time frame to sponsor and IRB. Notify Principal Investigator of patient's condition. Provide assistance to Principal Investigators for management of adverse events. Schedule any required follow-up procedures for resolution of adverse events.
Conduct of Study: Schedule patient visits, laboratory tests and procedures. Under the direction of the Principal
Investigator, dispense investigational drugs per protocol and AU requirements. Obtain laboratory samples. Obtain vital signs, perform ECGs when required and assist physician with physical examinations. Conduct Good Clinical Practices.
Recruitment of Subjects: Be familiar with Inclusion/exclusion criteria; Prepare recruitment plan with Principal Investigators; Prepare any advertisements for institutional approval; Prepare correspondence to potential sources for patient accrual; Become the liaison between sources of referral (i.e., clinical staff, community groups, and referring physicians) and Principal Investigator; Screen patients for inclusion/exclusion criteria; Verify informed consent procedures.
Study Documentation and CRF Completion: Help maintain all FDA and sponsor required regulatory documents; Ensure documentation and reporting of required procedures/tests and study information; Accurately complete source documents; Work with data coordinators to accurately complete case report forms and other data entry in a timely manner; Enters patient information into OnCore.
Research and Care Coordination: Coordinating medical records requests from outside institutions, follow up of record delivery, submission of outside records for scanning to PowerChart. Coordinating and scheduling of screening clinic visits, follow-up clinic visits, labs, imaging, ECGs, anesthesia, surgeries, radiation therapy, admissions, and other clinical services. Assisting with coordination of consent process and distributing copies of consents to stakeholders. Coordinating, scheduling, and communicating with off-site providers for clinic visits, admission records, labs, imaging, anesthesia, surgeries, radiation therapy, and other clinical services. Coordinating and scheduling collection, pick-up, processing and shipping of research biological samples, such as blood plasma, tumor specimens, etc.
Patient and Family Education: Educating patients and families regarding the treatment regimens, including therapy calendars, expected side effects, timing of disease surveillance imaging such as MRI, health maintenance plans, supportive care, etc.
Communication with Off-Site Providers: Communicating and coordinating with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, office staff, etc. to maintain information flow and on-site record keeping regarding off-site clinical events, lab reports, imaging files and reports, and other clinical data. Communicating with off-site providers to update them on patient status and events, i.e., professional letters, practice site notes, discharge summaries, lab reports, imaging files and reports, and other clinical data.
Other: Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia with a minimum of three years of clinical experience in a specialized area; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification; OR Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia with a minimum of six years of clinical experience in a specialized area; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.
Registered Nurse, Master's degree in Nursing, and four years' experience with two years in area of specialization.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.
Detail oriented with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to make sound judgement. Ability to develop and implement process and procedure guidelines to assist residents and fellows in the collection of research data. Ability to be thorough with the completion of all required documentation for the patients.
Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)
Pay Grade: 19
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
How To Apply
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