Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Competitive Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: part time, flexible Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Exmpt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002833-SOM Der Research Division Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the implementation and conduct of clinical trials for the NIH and DoD-funded Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. This position is based at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Responsibilities at JHMI will include recruiting, enrolling and following participants, includes the performance of some basic dermatologic procedures such as biopsing, skin injections, and laser treatments. The later procedures can be taught to the nurse as needed. The position will also involve participation in the multi-site trials at national level through involvement on protocol teams as well as a role in the community in possible recruitment arenas. This position will work closely with the principal investigators in the department, other research coordinators and staff.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Recruit, screen and enroll eligible patients into clinical protocols. Explain the protocol in detail and obtain informed consent from potential patient in accordance with the Joint Committee on Clinical Investigation which operates in compliance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Health and Human Services Title 45 Part 46 as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and good clinical practice standards. Collect necessary data through patient interviews including, but not limited to, past medical history, present illness, social history, family history, medication history. Coordinate and document all aspects of patient care (including telephone contact with patient, or friends/family of the patient; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the patients treatment. Transcribe data completely and accurately to the case report forms for data entry to the database. Coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors. Participate in local quality control procedures of data through daily interactions with the quality assurance coordinators of the data management team. Maintain confidential records of participants according to FDA and NIH regulations. Assist in maintenance of statistics of patient status. Performing basic dermatologic procedures also on our study subjects such as skin biopsy and skin injections. Other duties as assigned.
General Nursing Aspects:
Perform phlebotomy, vital signs, cultures, and other procedures within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act as needed, and as directed by specific protocols. Initiates laboratory tests as defined within the scope of the protocols. Manage laboratory abnormalities and adverse experiences as directed by the protocols, and when appropriate, notify the primary care provider, as well as both the Principal Investigator and Senior Research Program Manager of the research unit immediately. Perform physical assessments of study patients as needed during visits, with appropriate triage and referral to primary medical providers and/or subspecialty care providers. Completes in a timely fashion and provides to the office of nursing accreditation and the unit manager the required documentation for continued nursing licensure accreditation and annual reviews required for practice within the organization. Other duties as assigned.
Protocol Team Leader:
Implement protocols as assigned by becoming familiar with all aspects of their conduct. Orient other key staff to protocols by organizing and coordinating training sessions. Ensure adequacy of supplies needed for specific protocols. Act as resource for back-up staff assisting with protocol. Develop recruitment strategy including outreach fliers and posters. Represent protocol at staff meetings, community meetings, service meetings, etc. as assigned. Assist data management team with resolution of data inconsistencies. Maintain protocol statistics, including patient status, recruitment logs and enrollment logs. Other duties as assigned.
Expanded Research Aspects:
Contribute to the protocol development process as the Field Representative on protocol teams. Represent the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology as a leader and/or member on national clinical studies. Conduct special independent research projects as the opportunity arises. Other duties as assigned.
Present information relevant to education of distant sites for multi-site trials whose primary organizing center is Hopkins. Educate other healthcare professionals through seminars, hands-on tutorials, and poster abstracts.
Perform basic skin procedures such as skin biopsy using shave or punch tools, or skin injections for example. Begin processing tissue for laboratory analysis for example by bisecting samples and placing in appropriate medias and delivering to appropriate laboratories on or off campus.
Master's degree in nursing; Registered Nurse license and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be licensed as NP in State of Maryland or other state where practicing. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of clinical epidemiology, study design and data analysis required. Organizational and communication skills essential. Understanding of skin diseases and skin biology preferred. Word processing skills desired. Familiarity with clinical resources, laboratory facilities and health groups with and skin focus preferred.
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