Under general supervision, serves as the primary technical support to
a clinical drug trial or other research study, the scope and
complexity of which requires licensure as a Registered Nurse. This
involves implementing specific treatment protocols, obtaining and
organizing research data, and providing direct patient care.
1. Assists in identifying and recruiting volunteers to participate
in clinical drug trials or other research studies. Conducts
interviews to determine eligibility using established
2. Explains study objectives, requirements, risks, and benefits with
potential volunteers to assist them in making a decision
regarding their participation.
3. Elicits a complete medical history and conducts physical
assessments such as taking vital signs.
4. Implements research protocol including study drug, therapy,
and/or invasive procedures. Routinely monitors participants to
ensure that medications are being taken in accordance with
5. Observes physical and emotional reactions to medications and/or
treatments. Reports irregularities and adverse effects to
appropriate medical personnel.
6. Obtains, processes, and transports specimens to appropriate
laboratory according to established aseptic technique. Performs
venipunctures and fingersticks to obtain blood specimens.
7. Completes case report forms and other records documenting
activities such as treatments and medications received. Compiles
and presents statistics of study progress.
8. Reviews medical records and extracts, enters, and updates
information into an automated data file or system.
9. Provides health education information to study participants and
10. Facilitates clinic process by scheduling and following-up
appointments; overseeing patient flow; preparing patients for
procedures; preparing examination and treatment rooms; and
maintaining clinic supplies.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
LICENSURE: Currently licensed with the Maryland State Board of
Examiners of Nurses as a Registered Nurse under Maryland State Law.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience as a Registered Nurse.
Thorough knowledge of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act for Registered
Nurses. Thorough knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique and
infection control including blood and body fluid precautions. Ability
to perform extensive standing and walking. Thorough knowledge, skill,
and ability to perform various medical and nursing procedures and to
operate medical equipment. Ability to communicate effectively orally
and in writing. Ability to gather and interpret quantitative and
qualitative data. Ability to operate computers and other office
equipment. Skill and ability to interact with the public, health care
providers, agencies, and facilities. Thorough knowledge of and
compliance with confidentiality of records and communications
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform the
job. Employees in this job class will be required to comply with the
Maryland Nurse Practice Act for Registered Nurses. Employees in this
job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
Overtime, weekend, on-call and shift work may be required in some