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Research Nurse, Senior

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Nurse, Senior
Department Liver Research Institute (0779)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Liver Research Institute seeks a Research Nurse, Senior for a full-time position with flexible hours to work with liver patients, inpatient and outpatient, using oral, IM, or infusion medication protocols.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervises Research Nurses and support staff when assigned.
  • Participates in protocol development by drafting study protocols and/or reviewing potential protocols to evaluate their effect on standard nursing procedures; submits to Human Subjects Committee and adjacent hospital for approval.
  • Prepares project approval forms and other necessary regulatory documents necessary for submission to appropriate committees.
  • Designs informed consent forms and case report forms.
  • Recruits study participants by referrals or by placing advertisements on television, radio or in newspapers.
  • Schedules appointments, interviews and evaluates potential study participants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Instructs study participants concerning protocol and obtains consent signature to complete the informed consent process.
  • Schedules and/or coordinates the scheduling of required laboratory tests and/or exams within the hospital system or with outside providers.
  • Provides direct patient care involving diagnosis, administering medication, patient teaching and performing tests such as pulmonary function, electrocardiograms and allergy tests.
  • Coordinates and/or performs physical assessments required by protocol such as tumor measurements, neurological checks and blood pressure reading.
  • Evaluates and develops patient educational materials and gives patient and/or family members instructions on drug administration and other medical information.
  • Trains, oversees and provides current patient information to nurses and other health care personnel in order to assure comprehensive patient care.
  • Completes case report forms and electronic data entry for each study participant and documents medical data in patient record.
  • Prepares financial records including quarterly reports, budget and patient related expenses.
  • Assesses participants for evidence of drug toxicity, unexpected side effects or other problems and notifies principal investigator; recommends dosage adjustments.
  • Assists physician and/or principal investigator in writing manuscripts for publication and/or presentation of materials at conferences.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies and equipment; arranges for repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Participates in Investigator meetings (In/Out of state).
  • Participates in on/off site community health fairs.
  • Participates in free hepatitis C antibody screening clinic.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of nursing care.
  • Knowledge of data management techniques.
  • Skill in coordinating the work of others.
  • Skill in medical assessment techniques.
  • Skill in maintaining detailed records.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with clinicians, patients, research participants, administrators, auxiliary personnel, and sponsors.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of good clinical practice, FDA, OHRP, and HIPAA policies.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • BLS.
  • CITI Training.
  • IATA training.
  • Blood/Body fluid Collection and Handling Training.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND two years of professional nursing experience; OR, Associate’s degree or diploma in Nursing from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND four years of professional nursing experience. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, possesses a temporary license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse; permanent license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing required within four (4) months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $46,329 - $57,419 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S22288
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Tanya Gonzales
tgonzales@deptofmed.arizona.edu

Open Date 10/04/2016
Review Start Date 10/10/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/13928
Diversity Statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND two years of professional nursing experience; OR, Associate's degree or diploma in Nursing from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND four years of professional nursing experience? Are you currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, possesses a temporary license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse; permanent license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing required within four (4) months of employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents