Research Nurse Specialist II (Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center)
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V an d e r b il t M e m o r y & A l z he i m e r' s C enter i s acce p t i ng app li c a t i o ns f or a Research Nurse Specialist II (RNS II) p os i t i on. T h i s key clinical research pos i t i on m a n a g es a l l d a y - to - day aspects o f the V an de r b il t M e m o r y & A g i ng P r o j ect, a l a r g e, l on g i t u d i nal N I H - f u n d e d c li n i cal r esea r ch s tudy i n v est i g at i ng ca r d i o v a s cu l ar hea l t h f a c to r s i n r e l a t i o n to b r a i n hea l t h i n o l d er adu l ts (i nc l ud i ng mild cognitive impairment and A l z he i m e r' s d i sease ) .
About the department:
The Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to providing the highest-quality patient care, conducting cutting-edge research, and training the future leaders in neurology.
Patient Care: The Department of Neurology strives to provide the best neurological care to patients and their families, bringing compassion and expertise to the bedside. The department offers comprehensive clinical care to both adult neurology patients and child neurology patients.
The adult neurology services averages 1,700 admissions, 1,400 inpatient consultations and 2,500 emergency department consultations annually.
The pediatric neurology service averages 1,200 admissions, 1,200 inpatient and emergency department consultations annually
Under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Angela Jefferson the RNS II is responsible for assuring that the integrity and quality of the clinical research study is maintained and conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, and Vanderbilt Policies and Procedures.
The RNS II will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of experts in neuropsychology, neurology, cardiology, geriatrics, radiology, and nursing.
The majority of work for this position involves interfacing with participants, including scheduling visits and procedures, consenting participants and their loved ones, facilitating biospecimen collection (including completing blood draws), completing visit protocols (including clinical interviews), providing visit feedback to participants and their loved ones, and managing follow-up for any adverse events.
Additional essential responsibilities include overseeing quality control procedures, troubleshooting deviations in standard operating procedures, and managing regulatory affairs, such as Institutional Review Board protocols and progress reports to funding agencies.
There is an emphasis on managing excellent participant relationships to enhance retention over the longitudinal study.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop clinical research leadership skills, including oversight of several research staff and trainees participating in visit procedures.
Candidates must be able to multi-task and manage multiple assignments while maintaining documentation and study visits and procedures in a timely manner. Excellent professionalism, communication skills, and organizational skills required.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
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