Under direct supervision of nurse manager and research manager, as a part-time Research Nurse I, you will provide hands-on treatment, monitoring and follow-up clinical analysis of patients participating in clinical trials within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences under the direction of Dr. Waguih IsHak, Vice Chairman for Education and Research and Consultant Psychiatrist.
In this role you must adhere to federal and regulatory requirements in providing direct patient nursing care within the context of supporting clinical trial study implementation. The Research Nurse I works collaboratively with the Principal Investigator, physicians and other research staff in providing hands-on care in triaging, documenting vitals, administering investigational drugs or interventions, and providing clinical educational services to participants and their families. This position may also assist with coordinating aspects of research, including interactions with research staff and study participants, data compilation, IRB prep and submission, grant proposals, and patient recruitment/logistics.
Provides direct patient nursing care to research participants. Interacts with research participants to provide nursing care, administration of research interventions and specimen collection.
Provides clinical education services to research participants and family regarding study participation, participants current clinical condition, and or disease process.
Monitors research participant, assess adverse events, and reports potential adverse events to a member of the research team.
Records research data (vital signs, research compound administered, participant responses) in approved source document (medical record, data collection sheet).
Triages patient by phone and provides clinical information to the patient. May also coordinate patient visit to follow up on clinical issues and provide necessary care.
Assist with recruitment and logistics of study participants.
Completes and documents study participant enrollment, assessment/reassessment, education, and follow-up activities.
Performs and coordinates study participant interventions as required.
Serves as a liaison between study participant and PI or other research staff.
Prepares data spreadsheets for Investigator and/or department.
Completes Case Report Forms.
Assists with data compilation and documentation.
May assist with IRB prep and submission and grant proposals.
May process, ship, track or otherwise handle research specimens.
Department and/or specific responsibilities:
Conduct all study required visits with research patients, administer research related questionnaires.
Use study equipment and software (electronic medical record, smart phone, WebEx).
May randomize and educate research patients on study related procedures.
May assist with screening, consenting and randomization of study participants, as needed.
This is a part-time FTE, benefitted and with flexible scheduling.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.