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#101560 (RN) Research Nurse - Neurosciences

University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA
  • Expired: September 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

#101560 (RN) Research Nurse - Neurosciences
Filing Deadline: Wed 9/18/2019
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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/6/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/18/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.
The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), was initially established in 1984 and has been continuously funded for >30 years. Its mission is to conduct research into the causes, treatment, and ultimately prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. It's clinical research programs enroll persons with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and related disorders, normal controls subjects and most recently those with increased risk for the development of Alzheimer's disease but no clinical symptoms. Since its inception, more than 2500 volunteers have participated in our research studies, including more than 350 in our Hispanic program. The ADRC also serves to provide well-characterized subjects to researchers in the UCSD and San Diego community.
Under general supervision, Research Nurse will be responsible for running clinical trials and clinical research protocols in normal controls and patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Responsibilities include recruitment of subjects into protocols that include experimental drugs as well as biomarker studies, medical record review, patient and family interface, preliminary determination of eligibility for participation, blood draws, EKG, physical and neurologic exam, cognitive testing, and associated paperwork; research scheduling and billing; interact with the UCSD Human Subjects Protection Program, and study sponsors, and other research related entities as needed.
+ Current States of California Registered Nurse (RN) license.
+ Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and six months of clinical experience.
+ BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.
+ Experience and ability to accurately collect, record, transcribe and synthesize clinical data.
+ Demonstrated experience providing a wide variety of patient care activities including patient assessment, triage, obtaining a detailed medical history and vital signs, explaining medical conditions and procedures, reviewing medications and providing health education to clients and coordinating care with clinical medical staff.
+ Knowledge regarding the standard pre-test or pre-procedure instructions which patients should receive.
+ Knowledge of the name, abbreviation, and purpose of various diagnostic tests/procedures, including proper scheduling and completion of necessary requisitions and consents.
+ Demonstrated experience interacting positively, constructively, and effectively with staff, physicians, patients and the general public.
+ Excellent organizational skills with the ability to effectively and efficiently coordinate clinical and data activities for the enrollment and retention of patients on clinical trials.
+ Experience maintaining patient confidentiality and communicating (verbally and written) with patients, staff and physicians with professionalism, sensitivity and discretion.
+ Proficient at word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail with experience producing reports, profiles, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate and track required data.
+ Experience working independently and prioritizing tasks to meet strict guidelines and deadlines.
+ Experience performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and frequent interruptions.
+ Demonstrated experience with clinical research activities and guidelines related to consent, ethical conduct and protection of human subjects.
+ Demonstrated experience in operation and management of clinical trials or studies.
+ Experience reading and interpreting clinical research protocols and research policies and procedures.
+ Experience in providing care to Alzheimer's disease patients.
+ Knowledge of and ability to communicate and ensure compliance of current UCSD Medical Center and Research policies and procedures. Knowledge of UCSD Medical Center, JCAHO, and Title XXII hospital licensing regulations.
+ Intermediate skills in using quality assessment and quality improvement methods.
+ Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
+ Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.
+ Must be willing to travel occasionally to attend national meetings.

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San Diego, CA
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