Research Nurse (RN), Office of Clinical and Translational Research/OCTR
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 129207
Department/Unit: OCTR Office for Clinical and Transitional Research
Shift/Hours: This is a 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week), day shift
Benefits Eligibility: Exempt role. This FTE qualifies for benefits at the full-time rate (benefits at their lowest cost)
Salary range - $32-42 (Salary calculated based on years of nursing experience)
SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Research Nursing contributes to the clinical research process [participant-oriented research], advancement of scientific knowledge, development of therapies, the establishment of medication safety, dosage and effectiveness, quality research, participant safety, and the improvement of health. Their primary role is to ensure that patients are safe and data is collected ethically and accurately.
CCHMC SALARY GRADE:11
Scope: Participates in shared governance as a member of research nurse forum or by demonstrating awareness and contributing to shared decision making (reading minutes; giving feedback and implementing research nurse forum decisions).
Patient/Participant Care Recognizes and accesses system components and processes within clinical research environment. Focuses on the usual and customary needs of the research participant /patient and family. Anticipates future needs. Bases care on standards and research protocols. Maintains a safe physical environment. Demonstrates awareness of potential adverse events throughout the research study. Works on behalf of research participant and family. Represents research participant when participant cannot represent self. Sees self as key resource to support the family through the research experience.
Assessment Assess participants, clients and families, whose needs range from uncomplicated to complex and recognize normal parameters, deviations and abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status based on past nursing experience. Develop a plan of care, and effectively prioritize both expected and unanticipated needs for the participants involvement in the research study and make determination of clinical relevance of study procedures and tests. Involve participant, clients, families, and clinical research and health team members in establishing protocol specific research study implementation and adherence goals. Demonstrate proficiency in the implementation of the technical skills. Demonstrate initiative in remaining current on CCHMC policies, standard operating procedures and good clinical and research practices. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by making appropriate nursing decisions, prioritizing both planned and unplanned events for protocol implementation, and proactively addressing potential and actual problems. Implement age appropriate care, including sensitivity to assent and consent in research participation.
Compliance Work to understand regulatory requirements and accreditation standards that govern clinical research. Follows standards and guidelines. Advocate for research participant to ensure they get the best for their involvement in the study. Educate participants/families on purpose of the research study, study procedures, potential benefits/risks, and rights of research participants during the screening and enrollment process. Ensure informed consent process is carried out correctly and all patient/participant questions and concerns are addressed prior to signing consent form.
Research Receptive to the contributions of the interdisciplinary team in research team meetings and discussion regarding research participant/patient issues. Demonstrates openness to coaching and mentoring from others. Competent in performing study procedures, data collection, data analyzing and decision making regarding clinical research care, including initial screening, assessment, diagnosis and modification of care. Intervene for the attainment of research care goals. Ensure proper follow-up of study subjects to ensure compliance, collection of study specimens and schedule of study visits. Evaluate effectiveness of research caregiving and shows ongoing follow through in care delivery. Collaborate effectively with investigators to ensure proper progress and completion of clinical studies. Demonstrate proficiency and compliance with established practices in documentation. Maintain records and files required by regulatory agencies and industrial sponsors for clinical studies. Utilizes internal and external resources as appropriate. Demonstrates awareness of the value and relevance of research and evidence based practice in nursing. Practice can be identified as research based.
Process Improvement Provides just-in-time feedback and demonstrates interest in evaluating other perspective to peers to ensure clinical research care based on safe and ethical clinical research practice using the nursing process.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Requires clinical license and certification
2 - 5 years of work experience in a related job discipline
Current Ohio RN license; ANCC approved certification within 4 yrs of hire date
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.