Research Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology

  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • Aug 02, 2017
Full time Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Job ID: 1037579_RR00016439
Area of Talent: Nursing
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Location: NYU School of Medicine
Shift: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM variable hours

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Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Nurse Practitioner.

In this role, the successful candidate The Research Nurse Practitioner provides and maintains comprehensive nursing care using the nursing process and pertinent standards of carethe diagnosis of illness and physical conditions and performance of therapeutic, corrective and prescriptive measuresto adult and pediatric research subjects with dermatologic conditions in a clinical research setting. The standards of care provided to the research subject results from the ability to assess the health care needs while ensuring compliance with the requirements of the protocol. The Research Nurse Practitioner collaborates with all members of the research study team to effectively direct and manage all aspects of the research protocol with minimal supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs complete health history, physical examination and all other required assessment of subjects within the designated research program.
  • Orders customary laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per research and practice protocols and delineation of privileges, differentiates between normal/abnormal findings and follows protocols for abnormal findings, which may include referral to the collaborating physician or other consultants.
  • Provides direct care to the research subject utilizing the nursing process with knowledge and understanding of the purpose and methodology of the protocol.
  • Demonstrates critical nursing judgment to maintain the integrity of the research protocol without compromising patient safety.
  • Demonstrates appropriate clinical skills relating to the execution of research protocols, such as determining eligibility, exclusion criteria, identifying need for dose modifications and toxicities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess situations and make critical decisions affecting research procedures.
  • Documents all clinical assessments and care provided, observing any changes in a subjects status and response to the protocol.
  • Demonstrates the ability to practice independently within study guidelines.
  • Administers selective research medication safely with accountability and knowledge of its effect within the protocol domain and facility guidelines.
  • Performs accurate and safe procedures within the scope of NYUMC nursing practice (vital sign monitoring, specimen collection, serial blood drawing via venipuncture or venous and central access intravenous lines, fluid delivery and assisting with medical procedures).
  • Maintains effective communication at all times.
  • Educates research patients and families about the clinical study and maintaining optimal health.
  • Participates actively in the informed consent process
  • Participates collaboratively in the provision of health care, teaching, counseling and treatment to patients and families, and refers significant clinical issues per protocol to the collaborative physician or to designated consultants per delineation of privileges.
  • Prescribes medications according to New York State law, including controlled substances with DEA authorization.
  • Documents all assessments, findings, progress and care prescribed in the respective office or hospital medical record according to standards established.
  • Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care.
  • Serves as a role model for staff in considering needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups.
  • Participates in feasibility meetings. Reviews each protocol prior to approval at Feasibility Meeting and addresses questions or concerns to the appropriate personnel (Principal Investigators, Vice Chair of Clinical, Director Research Administration).
  • Participates in weekly Clinical Trial Meetings with staff and Director of Research Administration.
  • Communicates study information to all staff in facilities where study is to be implemented and ensures that copy of protocol is available on site.
  • When appropriate, creates protocol flow sheet to identify a brief summary of the protocol requirements for all staff nurses in the clinical settings where study is to be implemented.
  • Creates source documents to record all study procedures per patient visit.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates a plan of care for each patient incorporating short and long term goals and expected outcomes of each patient enrolled in the study.
  • Sets priorities based on patient care and protocol requirements.
  • Communicates through verbal, nonverbal, written and computer methods effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Works collaboratively with staff in a team approach to assist patient/protocol needs and extends beyond the completed assignment to assist others.
  • Assesses patient and family educational needs that may include informed consent process, protocol interventions, tests and procedures and disease process.
  • Implements teaching independently and documents results of such teaching to ensure continuity of care through discharge from protocol.
  • Maintains patient rights and confidentiality
  • Maintains patient safety throughout the study/protocol process.
  • Ensures appropriate clinical resource utilization per research protocols.
  • Works with Research Coordinator, Principal Investigator and Institutional Review Board to ensure timely reporting of all study events including adverse and serious adverse events and protocol deviations.
  • If applicable, enters all procedure related information into the Electronic Data Capture (EDC) per Sponsor.
  • Meets with study monitors as needed to review study documentation completed by NP.
  • Works with Study Coordinator to ensure subjects are scheduled in compliance with study protocol and subjects stay in “window”.
  • Assists the prinicipal investigator, co-investigators and study physicians in maintaining timely and appropriate communication with family members, house staff, other disciplines and ancillary services.
  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines in developing and implementing research protocols.
  • Works collaboratively with nursing leadership in ensuring timely communications with the unit staff.
  • Fosters open communication with nursing, hospital, and practice staff interfacing with the specific practice.
  • Participates in service-related, performance improvement teams, Medical Center, and other committees and outside activities as indicated and as requested.
  • Participates in an orientation program and staff development programs relevant to clinical specialty and research studies.
  • Participates in all study-related conferences, as assigned, including travel to investigator meetings.
  • Orients data managers and other study personnel to protocol requirements and work processes.
  • Is an active member of ARC: Association of Research Coordinators.
  • Attends intramural and extramural continuing medical education courses (CEUs).
  • Collaborates with other research nurses working on multi site studies across the US via list serves and phone contacts.
  • Attends Dermatology Research Grand Rounds.
  • Collaborates with other research nurses working on multi site studies across the US via list serves and phone contacts.
  • Shares research education with others who work within the Cancer Institute.
  • Completes the required IRBA/HIPAA tutorial and maintains current CITI training certifications.
  • Maintains current expertise in area of practice.
  • Promotes own profession growth and development in clinical and care management role.
  • Serves as support and resource for the education of other health professionals
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice methods to improve patient care and facilitate appropriate practice changes within the designated service.
  • Participates in and/or coordinates study audits, in conjunction with industry or regulatory representatives
  • Follows appropriate Good Clinical Practice guidelines in accordance with federal regulations (IHC, April 1996) and the international standard ISO 14155 for medical devices.
  • Maintains all study documents in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures, study protocol and Data Safety and Monitoring Board.
  • Other clinical studies duty as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Licensure as Registered Professional Nurse in NY with current registration and Nurse Practiitoner
Bachelors Degree in Nursing with a minimum of five years relevant nursing experience.
Masters degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Program;
DEA license, prescriptive privileges
Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform assigned responsibilities required.
Participation in pertinent professional and/or specialty organizations preferred.
Maintains research related competency requirements.

Required Licenses: Registered Nurse License-NYS, Nurse Practitioner-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:
Supervisory experience is a plus

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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