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Internal Number: 2209857
The Pediatric Endocrinology Research Program is seeking a Research Nurse Specialist II with at least one year of nursing experience to join the Pediatric Endocrinology clinical research team. We are currently experiencing rapid growth in our research program as our Principal Investigators are quickly becoming renowned as key thought leaders in specialty areas of pediatric endocrinology. Our current clinical research discovery is focused on rare and ultra-rare endocrine diseases in children and their families, such as obesity due to Prader-Willi syndrome, hypothalamic obesity, X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets, hypophosphatasia, and osteogenesis imperfecta. This position is ideal for a nurse seeking to develop clinical research skills. Experienced research nurses are also encouraged to apply. Mentoring will be provided by the Principal Investigators and the Research Projects Manager. This highly collaborative research program promotes meaningful contributions in the development of new evidence for life-changing care for our patients and their families, as well as others across the country who seek out our research care. The Research Nurse Specialist in Pediatric Endocrinology can expect to play a key role as we build a dynamic team with expertise in pediatric endocrinology clinical research and work together to make a great impact upon those living with these rare and ultra-rare diseases.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator, the RNS II is responsible for assuring that the integrity and quality of the clinical research trial is maintained and that the trial is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines and Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure. The RNS II plans and implements recruitment procedures for potential participants, manages enrollment of the trail from screening to randomization to study completion, ensures compliance with protocols and overall research and clinical objectives, manages study-related procedures as required by the protocol, maintains accurate and timely documentation and maintains communication with the sponsor.
Key Function #1: Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporation of them in the conduct of research and care of participants.
Key Function #2: Knowledge and understanding of the management and implementation of clinical trial operations
Key Function #3: Serves as an advocate for human subjects by establishing and maintaining communication with Investigators, research staff, Sponsors, participants and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research
Key Function #4: Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities to improve one's own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development. Pursues avenues to ensure awareness of the latest information available to nurses conducting clinical research, for example
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