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Job Req ID:  57761

Research Nurse

General Summary:

The Lead Research Nurse Program Coordinator has duties and responsibilities centered on IRB and sponsor correspondence, participant recruitment, retention, and baseline and follow up data collection for research trials to improve overall health for persons with kidney disease. This individual coordinates day-to -day operations of recruitment and data collection from either out or inpatient participants.  The Lead Research Nurse Program Coordinator will provide day-to-day oversight as well as participate in conducting participant screening consent and assessments, recruiting participants, administering data collection tools, including questionnaires, physical measurements such as, vital signs and assisting in collecting and processing blood and urine samples as well as data entry. This position will also be involved in coordinating and conducting meetings with study sponsors and monitors. The Research Nurse Program Coordinator will also oversee and work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and protocols.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with IRB, sponsor, and study site to obtain space and negotiate schedules for participant recruitment and data collection.
  • Knows the study protocol for recruitment and data collection, participates in drafting and editing the data collection manual of procedures.
  • Prepares study forms, participant charts and materials for recruitment and data collection. Organizes the data collection workspace.
  • Coordinates all recruitment and data collection for the study.
  • For recruitment, makes presentations to study site staff and potential participants. Sends letters to potential participants. Coordinates and meets with study site staff regarding potential participant eligibility per study protocol.
  • Organizes participant visits given participant and study site schedules. Manages data collection staff schedules and workflow.
  • Performs screening for study eligibility and obtains informed consent for study participation, and supervises data collectors in these processes
  • Performs all data collection measures (phlebotomy may be required in some inpatient studies) such as vital signs, inpatient physical exam data.
  • Tracks and assesses participant study eligibility from screening consent through randomization with collaboration with other study team members and study site staff.
  • Oversees blood and urine specimen processing including appropriate storage and tracking of storage in freezers. Responsible for monitoring and accountable for blood and urine processing and returned results; including contacting laboratory for results.
  • Responsible for tracking and organizing all participant data and entering into database. Performs data checks under supervision of study monitor or principal investigator.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to protocol guideline, report serious adverse events in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in regular data collection and overall study team meetings.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Learns and follows all study procedures and protocols;
  • Provides other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.

Current CPR certification required. 

Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. 


Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Experience in home or community settings preferred.



  • Some research experience required.
  • At least one year related experience in research strongly preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*Must have interest to part of cutting edge clinical trial in the treatment of kidney disease

*Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions.  

* Travel to investigator meetings if required. 

  • Knowledge of simple record keeping required.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to successfully problem-solve challenges as they arise.
  • Work well with others and independently.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.
  • Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.


Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal ranges
  • Ability to move about


Classified Title: Research Nurse 
Working Title: Research Nurse 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F: 7.5 hours/day 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002815-SOM DOM Nephrology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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