This position is for a Hematology Research Nurse. The Hematology division participates in a number of critically important clinical trials for high risk populations with sick cell disease, hemophilia, and thrombosis. These trials include phlebotomy, administration of novel study drugs, and documentation in electronic health record which are duties that can only be performed by a research nurse. The candidate will also be responsible for regulatory compliance, data entry and working with the study sponsors to monitor the trials. This is not a bedside nursing position.
The RN III Research Nurse works independently with minimal supervision following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. The Research Nurse functions as a resource in area of expertise for those professionals requiring assistance, participate in setting standards and monitoring the quality of care for research protocols and uses multidisciplinary collaboration to meet complex needs as they relate to the research process. The Research Nurse coordinates research projects, uses detail-oriented documentation of all research-related procedures and outcomes, continually reviews the research process and provides feedback to the principal investigator, research coordinators and other members of the research team. All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies and Procedures and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practices. Children's National supports the development of RN relationships within the community, specifically those relationships associated with the health and wellbeing of the community at large.