Clinical Research Nurse (LVN) (Per Diem)
Parexel International Corporation
The Clinical Research Nurse (LVN) works in Parexel's Early Phase Clinical Unit, located in Baltimore, MD. The unit is staffed around the clock by our highly trained and certified team. It features state of the art monitoring technologies and offers our volunteering participants a safe and comfortable environment for medical care. Keep reading to learn more specifics about this opportunity.
This is a 24/7 in-house unit where participants stay for various lengths of time as determined by different studies. Participants are housed in dormitory-style accommodations, with multiple participants assigned to one room. The nurses oversee the day-to-day administration and operations of the unit.
The overall goal is to introduce medication or instruments to be tested for future public use for a variety of indications or illnesses. The nurses are also primarily responsible for investigational product administration via multiple routes, including, but not limited to, IV, IM, SC, PO, Topical, Inhalation etc. The nurses are attentive to the safety of participants and possible side-effects.
Nurses work closely with an interdisciplinary team, which includes Clinical Research Coordinators, Project Managers, Medical Team, and Research Assistants, in order to plan for and manage clinical trials.
Support Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), and all work processes to ensure the efficient and compliant clinical operation of the Early Phase Clinical Unit (EPCU).
Assumes responsibility for patient care and study conduct assignments. Ensures that all study laboratory and medical tests are completed, and that eligibility requirements specific to the assigned study are met. Assesses compliance, symptoms, etc. per study protocol. Arranges for pre/post procedure laboratory work to be performed.
Ensures that all established timelines relating to areas of responsibility and assigned projects are met.
Participates and may direct identification and enrollment of study participants. Contributes to the development and implementation of study/research objectives.
Demonstrates Guest and Staff Relations standards in all activities.
Assesses, monitors, records, and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to the appropriate physician. Dispenses medication as directed.
Collects and prepares data. Organize and enter data into case report forms. Enter data into databases when required. Assists physicians in completing flow sheets in medical records and progress notes. Updates and maintains the contents of the Clinical Study File.
Performs or arranges for phlebotomy, urine collection, sample preparation, storage and shipment of samples, drug dispensing, and follows GCP quality study documentation.
Acts as participant advocate in the conduct of clinical studies.
BSN preferred or relevant work experience.
Licensed Vocational Nurse in Maryland
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
ACLS certification required within 6 months of start date
Flex schedule - shifts are 6, 8, or 12 hours throughout the week and weekend (open shifts overnight, day, evening, & weekend)
Commit to three days the week you start for training/onboarding. After training is complete ability to commit to a minimum two shifts a week
Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.
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