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Research Nurse Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-29
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







The Research Nurse Specialist performs a variety of technical and administrative duties concerning specific clinical research studies\.







Job Responsibilities







+ Ensures optimal quality of medical care for patients participating in study; uses ethical conduct as established for healthcare personnel; assists in formation of educational aides and manuals as reference framework for patients and staff as necessary\.



+ Participate in continuing education programs\. Educate nursing staff to drug protocols\. Assist with updating policies/procedures\. Keep abreast of new methods of treatment including the various venous access devices in the field\.



+ Ensures optimal quality of medical care for patients participating in study; uses ethical conduct as established for healthcare personnel; assists in formation of educational aides and manuals as reference framework for patients and staff as necessary\.



+ Arrange follow\-up visits with patient to assess optimal quality of care and applies appropriate physical and psychological assessment to determine any effect of study drug\. Implement appropriate intervention in the event of adverse patient response\.



+ Assess patient eligibility for inclusion in investigational studies\. Review patient history and abstracts and records information; records pre\-study lab data; secure baseline laboratory blood work from patient and arrange necessary scans\.



+ Review "informed consent" with patient; coordinate and educate patient and medical personnel as to required follow\-up tests to be performed; assist physician in preparing IRB documents and maintain correspondence with sponsoring company/agency and IRB\.



+ Assure adherence to study requirements according to protocol; monitor study drug according to protocol; monitor and/or perform pharmokinetic studies as detailed in protocol and attend to laboratory procedures to process, store and ship specimens\.







Education







+ Bachelor's Degree in Nursing







Experience







Approximately 2 years of related work experience in a clinical setting\.







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Strong verbal, written communications, and interpersonal skills\.







Licenses and Certifications







+ Current NY State Registered Nurse License & Registration\.



+ BLS certification, issued by the American Heart Association\.



+ Infection Control Certificate







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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