| Advertised Summary Job Description: The Division of Rheumatology is currently seeking a highly motivated clinical research nurse with clinical research experience to support the coordination and management of clinical trials/studies as well as head the nurse team for the faculty practice with regards to all patient care activities. The NP's time will be spent assisting physician investigators in the Division on clinical trials/studies in patients with autoimmune illnesses and the majority of his/her time will be spent assisting with patient care responsibilities within the faculty practice. |
The NP along with the practice manager will oversee daily activities of the technical staff in the Faculty Practice of the Rheumatology Division and assist staff in triaging patients for appointments. Monitor patient safety and satisfaction. Monitor compliance including JACHO standards, CUMC/NYP standards, and environmental and safety considerations. Develop divisional Standard Operating Procedures for patient care, biologic therapies, identify, screen and assess subjects for study; coordinate the collection of and evaluate the quality of data, analyze and prepare data; write reports and assist in drafting manuscripts and papers; write proposals and plan prospective studies, develop and monitor project budgets; and design protocols and sampling tools. S/he will develop and maintain educational material for patients and provide individual instruction to patients as needed for initiation of biologic therapy. Assist faculty in drafting letters of medical necessity, disability claims, appeal letters. Place orders, referrals, pre-certs and prescriptions as needed. Provide coverage for attendings as appropriate. Bill as appropriate and maintain all billing/compliance certifications.
The NP will also be responsible for aspects of protocol management, including the recruitment of study subjects, screening for subject eligibility and enrolling patients according to research protocols, data collection and analysis, protocol compliance, laboratory and specimen submission for processing, maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files and case report forms, and the preparation of regulatory documents for Institutional Review Board submissions. In addition the NP must maintain adequate inventory of study drugs and supplies, prepare budgets, and maintain financial records pertaining to studies.
The NP must be able to perform study and patient care related procedures without direct supervision by the PI or Co-PI. The NP will be tasked with supervising, training and evaluating research data associates, student volunteers, and assign specific research activities to the research staff, as needed.
In addition, the NP will work alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals in the rheumatology program to provide healthcare and coordinate the care of patients. The NP will act as a liaison between investigators, sponsor and the IRB.
Other duties will include the following: Administer FDA approved and experimental intravenous and injectable biologic therapies for patients participating in research studies of such agents. Assist in supervising clinical research coordinators to ensure safety of patients enrolled in research studies.
Educate non-Rheumatology research nurses as needed regarding rheumatological procedures and therapies needed for the conduct of research studies. Liaison with clinical and research pharmacists. Be the main liaison with the NYP clinical infusion center, radiology and lab departments and insurance companies for patient care issues. Given the opportunity, participate in community and/or peer presentations, and author or co-author publications related to areas of expertise.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of experience. A current New York State NP and RN license required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Stellar clinical, interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills required. Understanding of clinical research activities and guidelines related to consent, ethical conduct, and protection of human subjects. Incumbent must demonstrate leadership skills and must possess the ability to maintain patient confidentiality, and to collect, record, transcribe, and synthesize clinical data.
Preferred Qualifications: Pharmaceutical and industry sponsored trial knowledge is preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Extensive clinical research experience preferred.
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