Research Nurse Specialist II, Pediatric Delirium Research Program
Job Summary: The Research Nurse Specialist II (RNSII) is a key position on the pediatric research team within the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) center, to advance the care of critically ill adults and children. The RNS II will work closely with senior Research Nurse/Coordinators and the Principal Investigators to assure the integrity and quality of studies and that trials are conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, and Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure. This RNS II position will be primarily devoted to the conduct of the pediatric clinical research trial, Maximizing Efficacy of Goal-Directed Sedation to Reduce Neurological Dysfunction in Mechanically Ventilated Infants and Children STUDY (mini-MENDS). The RNS II will assist in the recruitment and retention procedures for potential participants, implement and manage recruitment procedures from screening, enrollment, and randomization, execution of and compliance to the clinical study protocol including overseeing drug titration and clinical/laboratory data collection and recording, performing independent clinical assessments for delirium, serve as an educator of study procedures and a resource for inquiries on study projects, and maintain communication with the sponsor, IRB, DSMB and other research related entities.
Department/Unit Summary: The Pediatric Research Group is a consortium of pediatric nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, intensivists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and anesthesiologists, led by Dr. Heidi Smith, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, and who are united in optimizing cognitive, neuropsychiatric, and functional recovery of critically ill infants and children. The Pediatric Research Group is teamed with the CIBS center where the forefront of discovery and innovation is used to improve lives of people affected by critical illness. The CIBS center team mission is to advance knowledge, education, and models of care for people affected by critical illness.
Position Shift: Day Shift. This position also includes some weekends.
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