Coordinates, directs and implements research protocols. Provides advanced nursing skills in an outpatient research unit and/or inpatient unit involving research related efforts. Responsibilities include assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating a plan of nursing care in a research unit using advanced professional nursing skills which may require specialized training or experience.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Screens patients for protocol eligibility and participation in clinical trials
Participates in the coordination and monitoring of patient treatment and dispensing of study medication
Monitors and evaluates patient response to protocol treatment in collaboration with the physician
Provides education regarding study activities to patient, relatives and CHRISTUS staff as necessary per protocol
Collect and/or process human specimens per protocol including blood, urine, sputum, buccal swabs, etc
Performs other professional nursing duties, including administration of medications, as required by protocol
Prepares regulatory documents for Institutional Review Board and/or sponsor
Demonstrates competence to perform assigned responsibilities in a manner that meets the age specific and developmental needs of patients served by the department
Appropriately adapts assigned assessment, treatment, and/or service methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, age specific and other developmental needs of each patient served
Takes personal responsibility to ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and standards as promulgated by state and federal agencies, the hospital, and other regulatory entities
Performs all duties in a manner that protects the confidentiality of patients and does not solicit or disclose any confidential information unless it is necessary in the performance of assigned job duties
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.