Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience), at least 5 years experience
Job Summary: This position will be part of the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) whose projects focus on surveillance, prevention and control of emerging infectious disease. EIP is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, population-based network including the state health departments working with collaborators (academic centers, local health departments, infection control practitioners, and other federal agencies) to assess the public health impact of emerging infections and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Program Director, the Research Nurse Specialist III (RNS III) is responsible for assuring that the integrity and quality of the surveillance data are maintained and that surveillance activities are conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines as well as VUMC Policy and Procedures. The RNS III independently plans and implements case identification procedures for potential cases, manages data collection from beginning to end of surveillance, manages isolate retrieval and tracking, evaluates clinical data, ensures compliance with protocols and overall objectives, serves as a resource for inquiries on surveillance and other related projects, manages surveillance procedures as required by the protocol and maintains communication with the sponsor, institutional review board (IRB), and other related entities.
This RNS III position will be primarily responsible for conduct of Candidemia (Tri-cities and Knox and surrounding counties) and Active Bacterial Core (Knox and surrounding counties) surveillance activities in east Tennessee. While the VUMC EIP team is largely based in Nashville, this is considered a remote work position with the desired candidate residing in east Tennessee and work will be conducted from the candidate's home. Reliable internet (not provided by VUMC) and fax access and maintenance are essential. VUMC will provide a computer, screen, mouse, keyboard, printer, fax and fax line, software, and standard office supplies when equipment availability allows. Other surveillance projects may be assigned as needed when conducted in the region. Independent management of all surveillance activities and independent IT skills are expected. Same-day, local travel is expected on a regular basis to facilities in Knox and surrounding counties, Tri-cities, and upper east Tennessee, however, overnight travel may occur approximately 2-3 times per month.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
1. Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing public health surveillance and human subject's research incorporates them in the conduct of research and care of participants. Proficiently prepares and processes new research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications, adverse events, budgets, and D&H accounts according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the management and implementation of public health surveillance clinical trial operations
3. Serves as an advocate for human subjects by establishing and maintaining communication with investigators, surveillance/research staff, sponsors, participants and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research
4. Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities to improve own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance own professional development. Pursues avenues to ensure awareness of the latest information available to nurses conducting clinical research, for example
Minimum Requirements: This position requires a graduate of an accredited discipline specific program and five years of related work experience.
* Registered Nurse (RN) license is required. * Research experience is strongly preferred. * Experience and successful track record of working remotely is needed. * Projects' activities will be performed in the east Tennessee region. Ability to travel to partner sites in the region and reliable transportation is required. * Familiarity and experience with east Tennessee health care systems and health departments is strongly preferred.
Additional Information: This is a full-time position.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
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