Research LVN- Internal Medicine- Pulmonary

UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $87,000 a year
Skills
Experience and Education

Graduate of NLN approved Vocational Nursing program. Current Texas Vocational License and BCLS required. A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Job Summary

Recruits patients for research studies. Performs nursing care, nursing assessment, and data collection for clinical research studies. Collects, labels, stores and ships specimens for analysis for each protocol. Follows protocols for tests and procedures, administers medication and procedures under physician guidance. Monitors and evaluates patients involved in research studies, including their response to therapy. Advises the physician and sponsors on current conditions including possible side effects of therapy. Reports adverse events through the appropriate sources per the policy of the protocol and IRB regulations. Maintains regulatory paperwork.

Job Duties

Develops procedures to determine subject eligibility; screens, recruits, and enrolls subjects, ensuring and documenting proper informed consent; tracks subjects' information from multiple projects and explains the study purpose and content of each study to patients and/or family members.
Performs nursing care, nursing assessment, and data collection for clinical research studies (pharmaceutical studies, Federal studies or investigator initiated studies) under direction of physician investigator.
Collects, labels, stores and ships blood, serum, urine and other specimens for analysis for each protocol.
Coordinates clinical research data collection from patient records (paper and electronic), sponsors documents (electronic and paper) and other forms for data collection. May also report information to other physicians as directed by physician investigator.
Develops procedures for inpatient and outpatient research activities, follows protocols in the scheduling of tests and procedures; administers experimental and non-experimental medication and procedures under physician guidance.
Provides working direction for research activities to non-licensed medical or office support personnel.
Assists in resolving problems relating to patient care and acts as a patient advocate.
Monitors and evaluates patients involved in research studies, including their response to therapy. Advises the physician and sponsors on current conditions including possible side effects of therapy. Reports adverse events through the appropriate sources per the policy of the protocol and the University Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations.
Maintains inventory of investigational medication, devices or approved medication for each protocol and acts as liaison between investigator pharmacy as each protocol requires.
Coordinates, if appropriate, all regulatory aspects for each study, which may include budgets, contracts, IRB submissions, and other required committee submissions. Responds to internal and/or external audit requests.
Serves as primary liaison and prepares annual reports for federal, state, and/or local agencies. Informs Institutional Review Board of amendments to research studies; prepares protocols and detailed summaries in lay terms of any new research study
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT

Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.