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Job Req ID:  80183

Research Nurse Supervisor


This position is located in Shiprock, NM

Navajo Nation (Northern Agency)


The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is located administratively within International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The core activities housed at CAIH include research studies of infectious diseases and behavioral health, and a training program. The Center has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.


We are seeking a Research Nurse Supervisor  who will work for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Center) as part of its infectious disease prevention team. This is a full-time position. This position works together with the Center’s field and Baltimore-based research team to assist in the development, coordination and delivery of field-based public health services. The goals of the infectious disease prevention projects are to evaluate the impact and efficacy of research projects aimed at improving health outcomes for Native American families and communities. Study data results will focus on public health outcomes specific to the approved protocols at the worksite.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Serve as a Research Nurse Supervisor for the Center’s field-based infectious disease prevention projects. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Responsible for the management of all activities at field research sites.
  • Supervise nursing staff and field health workers (if applicable)
  • Assure staff compliance with University and Center daily work policies and procedures.
  • Assure efficient, complete and accurate implementation of all aspects of multiple study protocols.
  • Interact on a regular basis with Johns Hopkins faculty members.
  • Work daily in a team setting with physicians, pharmacists and nurses within the Indian Health Service facilities and collaborating hospitals and clinics where our programs are located.
  • Daily decision-making regarding organizational aspects and logistics of study protocols.
  • Maintain contact with members of the research study sponsoring agency, independent research monitors and ancillary Center staff.
  • Supervise computer data entry, compilation and timely submission of summary reports, accurate record-keeping of all study participant data, enrollment of study participants; appointments of study participants, monitoring of clinic visits and hospitalizations of study participants, chart reviews, home visits, specimen collection and processing, interviews and study subject follow-up.
  • Administer and supervise the administering of immunizations.
  • Adhere to administrative guidelines for vehicles, supplies and other project property.
  • Screen eligible participants for participation in research and service projects.
  • Administer informed consent.
  • Travel to and perform home and hospital-based visits as required by the study protocols.
  • Collect and process of specimens per study protocol and site policies.
  • Collect dat, review for document accuracy, and processing as needed.
  • Coordinate study documentation (printing/ filing/copying/scanning for transmission to appropriate field sites and the Baltimore-based research office).
  • Transport and deliver services to enrolled study participants as directed by field-based Investigators, Supervisors and Coordinators.
  • Provide follow-up services to individuals as outlined in the study protocol.
  • Facilitate community-based meetings and events including the presentation of study approval requests, project progress and goals achieved.
  • Work with the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and protocols.
  • Travel to field-based training meetings on a regular basis with overnight travel as needed.
  • Travel to other field sites to assist with training of staff and other site duties as needed.
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the state that the position is located, be part of the Nursing Compact, or have a 90 day temporary license issued by the state where the position is located prior to their start of employment.
  • 3 years of related experience.
  • Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or related discipline.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Research experience.
  • Venipuncture and specimen collection experience.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be comfortable completing invasive procedures including specimen collection (nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples from participants; proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.


Physical Requirements:

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials and pharmacological agents.
  • Work requires standing and or walking for extended periods of time and manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform research study procedures.


Additional Requirements:                                                     

  • Current driver’s license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed.  Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • May be required to float to other sites. Guidelines regarding travel time and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specific site needs.
  • This position will maintain current nurse licensure.
  • This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • 2+ Research Nurses.
  • 2+ Research Program Coordinator/Research Program Supervisors.


Classified Title: Research Nurse Supervisor
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MF 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM; Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: JHU - New Mexico

Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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


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