Wayne State University Research Nurse, Perinatology Research Branch in Detroit, Michigan
Research Nurse, Perinatology Research Branch
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
This position conducts research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes as well as collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide care, health promotion and education.
Knowledge of procedures related to protocols approved by the Institutional Review Board.
Assist as needed to obtain samples of cervical and vaginal secretions, maternal blood and urine samples at each research visit or hospital stay as related to specific protocol procedures, labeling samples, logging samples into research specimen log book, packaging samples for transfer to research lab for analysis.
Chaperon during vaginal research ultrasounds.
Retrieve amniotic fluid from researcher, if the amniocentesis was performed for clinical purposes, and participant agrees to allow a sample of fluid be analyzed for research purposes, label sample and deliver sample to research lab for analysis.
Coordinate return dates for subsequent research visits as describes in participant's consent for enrollment and protocol.
Prepare research charts prior to appointment date and updating charts as needed with most current information needed for research visit.
Obtain informed consents and perform enrollment processes.
Enter data into research database after each research visit.
Evaluate triage patients to identify previously enrolled participants as well as patients eligible for new enrollment according to obstetric diagnoses and enrollment inclusion criteria.
Obtain the status of research participants on the labor & delivery and high risk units.
Collaborate with clinical staff to obtain all necessary specimens and data.
Provide notification of important diagnoses and/or laboratory results to data review research staff.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Nursing.
Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure with the State of Michigan is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Able to problem solve. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Excellent phlebotomy skills.
Able to navigate computer systems and enter data into database.
Can apply effective interpersonal skills to provide service. Comfortable working in a team environment. Adapts to changes in the work environment.
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Prioritizes and plans work activities; adapts for changing conditions.
Demonstrated research skills preferred.
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Full or Fractional Time
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management
Duration of Posting
Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
None (New Posting)
Background Check Requirements
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