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.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience as a Registered Nurse.
OTHER: Currently licensed with the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses as a Registered Nurse under Maryland State Law.
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 regarding clients.
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 positions.