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Registered Nurse (RN) - Research / Clinical Research

Company: University of Miami
Location: Homestead
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

University of Miami is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Research / Clinical Research for a nursing job in Miami, Florida.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Research / Clinical Research
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shift: 8 hours, days
  • Employment Type: PermanentThe University of Miami/UHealth Department of Clinical Operations has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Specialist, Research. The Nurse Specialist ensures that the integrity and quality of clinical research studies is maintained and that studies are conducted in accordance with practice guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations, and institutional policies and procedures. Additionally, the Nurse Specialist, Research plays a key role in the recruitment of participants and achievement of research objectives.Research/Clinical Role: Collaborates with healthcare providers through discussion and assessment of diagnoses and ascertain patients reporting elevated symptom burden and concerns related to cancer survivorship.Assessment: Assesses patients by interviewing/examining the patient, reviewing the patient's medical history, physician's diagnosis and orders, diagnostic test results (labs, x-ray, MRI, etc.) to determine plan of care and monitor patient's progress.Ensures proper follow-up, surveillance and recovery care for cancer survivors.Assess patients for treatment related symptoms and ensures evidence-based symptom management is prescribed by research team or primary health care provider/team.Coordinates referrals to ancillary services such as, social work, palliative medicine, rehabilitation medicine, addresses comorbidities and other relevant disease factors such as bone health, polypharmacy, etc. and in collaboration with other health care professionals.Reports to OSL nursing leader for clinical duties.Planning/Outcomes:Develops a plan of care from the assessment/diagnoses and physician collaboration.Identifies expected outcomes based on the assessment/diagnoses and provider collaboration.Participates in the education of patients regarding survivorship and symptoms.Implementation/Education:Institutes necessary actions as outlined in the plan of care.Collaborates with team members to ensure implementation of plan.Implements physician orders.Documents assessment, management, and evaluation in source documents for patients as appropriate.Documents adverse events according to CTCAE criteria and confirms AE documentation with the research team if applicable.Provides patient/family education regarding disease processes, treatment options, treatment outcomes, possible complications, medications, survivorship concerns, discharge planning, and lifestyle modification.Integrates current knowledge of professional issues, trends in health care and technological advances into scope of practice.Seeks resources on an ongoing basis that provide oncology treatment and nursing practice updates, such as through professional mentoring and meetings, journals, and approved internet sites.Communicates plan of care to team members.Assists in the management of family dynamics and coping mechanisms during acute and chronic phases of patient care.Consultation/Collaboration:Consults with collaborating medical teams on implementation, evaluation and revision of treatment plan.Develops relationships with referring physicians, clinical staff, and ancillary departments to facilitate care coordination of the patient.Ensures ongoing formal and informal communication regarding survivorship research with team members. Collaborate with clinical survivorship on projects, events, and other related initiatives.Research:Coordinates the implementation and system-wide expansion of EHR symptom and toxicity monitoring and management, patient triaging and cancer care delivery and patient- and system-level outcomes research (e.g. My Wellness Check Initiative). Develop and improve clinic workflows for system-wide initiative implementation. Review, analyze, and monitor weekly reports from Medical IT for Quality improvement efforts. Report to the Associate Director for Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences on improving the quality and operations of the initiative.Assist in expansion of My Wellness Check initiative to satellite clinics. Collaborate in other related EHR symptom monitoring and management programs, research and initiatives within Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of clinical and research related computer programs. Actively supports patient satisfaction data collection.Additional Research Role Functions:Incorporates the SCCC and Clinical Research Services mission, vision, values and code of Business Conduct into planning research related patient care and clinical trials activities.Provides research study support in the hospital and clinic setting to ensure SCCC patients are offered appropriate research studies following Good Clinical Practice standards.Screens patients/patient records to identify research study candidates and notifies the PI. Assists the Investigator obtain subject informed consent following the CRS Informed Consent Process 301-05.This involves spending time with the patient and family to provide detailed information about the clinical trial and answer any questions arising within the Research Nurse scope of knowledge.Assesses and documents the patient's compliance and response to research study. Provides potential and registered research patients with contact information to ensure that patients and families have an avenue to direct questions about the research study that they were offered.Performs simple clinical tasks (research blood draws, vital signs etc) according to scope of practice, skills and competencies.Provides conduit between physicians, allied health professionals, nursing staff and research study patients regarding research related issues to maintain a safe environment for the patient while maintaining compliance. Communicates with the Investigator, patients, families, and clinical staff to ensure that treatment plans and research related interventions and activities are understood, and scheduled appropriately. Provides a consistent and accessible resource for physicians and clinical staff regarding upcoming or ongoing research studies.Works with the Investigator to ensure all clinical trial procedures are performed according to the protocol.Demonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to customer service values of respect, courtesy, ownership, privacy, professionalism and responsiveness. Initiates and maintains open communication with other members of the team to assure that the patient and family receive the full scope of interdisciplinary expertise and services along with care provided by participation in a research study. Completes mandatory education and training that includes review of age-specific needs and other competencies required by SCCC.Attends research meetings as required.Maintains a safe working environment through compliance with established policies and procedures and timely reporting of safety variances. Adhere to all SCCC policies and procedures. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.Minimum Requirements: Education:Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN requiredCertification and Licensing:Valid Florida RN licenseCertification in relevant specialty or fieldExperience:Minimum 3 years of relevant experienceThe University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.University of Miami Job ID #R100048508. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation).About University of MiamiThe University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common mission of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making the University a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 16,000 faculty and staff from all over the world.Benefits
    • Holiday Pay
    • 403b retirement plan
    • Sick pay
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Employee assistance programs
    • Medical benefits
    • Dental benefits
    • Vision benefits
    • Benefits start day 1
    • Continuing Education

Keywords: University of Miami, Homestead , Registered Nurse (RN) - Research / Clinical Research, Healthcare , Homestead, Florida

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