Research Clinical Nurse – Heart and Vascular Center
January 12, 2018
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Full Time - Experienced
Research Clinical Nurse – Heart and Vascular Center Lebanon, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is seeking a Research Clinical Nurse to join our Heart and Vascular Center, Clinical Trials team. In this role, candidates will manage investigational research studies, perform a wide range of clinical and non-clinical tasks associated with conducting clinical trials and research studies, and provide care, education, and support to investigational research studies, patients, and their families.
Clinical research in the Heart and Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock spans the sections of Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine. Join this growing team as we advance medical knowledge, extend the care we are able to offer, and ultimately provide the highest quality care for our patients and their families.
Responsibilities: •Provides patient care to inpatients and outpatients receiving investigational therapy. •Screening and recruiting potential study subjects. •Educates patient and family regarding investigational therapy in collaboration with the medical plan of care. •Ensures that patients are scheduled for study follow-ups and for periodic testing required by the study protocol. •Coordinates the data collection process for studies and processes forms accordingly. •Assists in the preparation and administration of investigational agents and other medication per research protocol. •Ensures security of study supplies and study documentation. •Coordinates specimen collection. Records and maintains data for the research studies. •Evaluates research patients for drug and/or disease-related toxicities and symptoms. •Coordinates and communicates protocol-related treatment plans to other health professionals. •Educates healthcare professional regarding investigational research protocols. •Coordinates with the research team to address patient care delivery issues and quality improvement efforts. •Reviews new protocols for feasibility and makes recommendations. •Assists with the preparation and submission of study protocols, consent forms, and other study documentation to departmental research groups and the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Minimum Qualifications & Licensure: •Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. •Previous knowledge of clinical research based on study protocols preferred. •Awareness of ethical consideration regarding investigational research studies. •Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. •Required Licensure/Certification Skills: •Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required. •Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. In the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.