WVU Research Corporation HCA 3 (RN, Paramedic, Medical Technologist) in Morgantown, West Virginia
Description Positions are part-time (28hpw, or less) with variable, intermittent work schedule. Positions available through the state’s fiscal year, with potential annual renewal.
Purpose Provides clinical nursing support for Phase I clinical research studies; inserts heparin locks, administers IVs and medications, perform blood draws, specimen collection and processing. Responsible for medical emergency response, as needed. Assists with general facility oversight, support for donors, and data collection.
Duties & Responsibilities Responsibilities are functional in nature, and performed under supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Nursing Support 1) Insert heparin locks under the direction of the study physician. 2) Administer IV fluids or medication as directed by the study physician. 3) Provide ACLS services as needed. 4) Review ECG, vital signs, pulse oximeter and glucometer readings to determine subject safety under the direction of the study physician. 5) Report abnormal findings to the Study Monitor and physician. 6) May act as a Study Coordinator.
General Clinical Support 1) Assist with review and signing of Study Specific Informed Consent, if assigned. 2) Ensure that all subjects have wrist bands secured. 3) Collect urine samples and assist with urine processing per protocol. 4) Ensure subjects are ready for dosing and perform mouth checks as directed by the Study Monitor. 5) May administer study drug to subjects as outlined in the protocol under the direction of the study physician. 6) Perform ECGs as needed. 7) Perform glucometer testing as needed. 8) Collect blood samples by heparin lock or venipuncture as needed. 9) May flush and remove heparin locks if appropriate. 10) May process blood samples as needed. 11) Demonstrate proper use of oxygen tank. 12) Demonstrate proper use of AED. 13) Verbalize understanding of emergency cart and needed supplies. 14) Follow treatment orders as directed by the study physician. 15) Will be the lead member for processing specimens and any special processing procedures. 16) May fill role of Study Monitor, if assigned.
Base Study Support 1) Review Study Protocol and sign the confidentiality statement. 2) Sign the Study Scheduling Sheet. 3) Assist with checking volunteers into and out of the unit for assigned procedures. 4) Ensure that all subjects are dressed in appropriate scrubs. 5) Ensure that all subjects have name tags on and are visible to staff. 6) Assist with general observation of volunteers during confinement, including night observation duties. 7) Ensure appropriate measures to assure subject safety. 8) Provide required meals and fluid to subjects as outlined in the protocol and document on appropriate source documents. 9) Function as an escort and bathroom monitor as needed. 10) Collect listing of volunteer requests and provide to Study Monitor. 11) Ensure that all subjects have wristbands on with dosing times added. 12) Ensure that subjects are ready for blood collections and prepare supplies as needed. 13) Participate in the process of collecting adverse events. 14) Participate in the conduction of screening procedures. 15) Perform vital sign collection as needed. 16) Perform pulse oximeter testing as needed. 17) Ensure that duties are performed as outlined in the protocol and recorded accurately and legibly on source documents. 18) Check source documents for accuracy and completeness at the end of your shift. 19) Assist with general housekeeping procedures. 20) Report any protocol deviations to the Study Monitor. 21) Report any screening deviations to the Screening Department. 22) Perform other duties as assigned by the Clinical Technical Training Manager or designee.
Supervisory/Lead Role This position reports to the Clinical Technical Training Manager
Physical Demands This position requires standing and bending in the assessment and treatment of patients; requires manual dexterity used in drawing blood and processing the samples; prolonged periods of sitting and the ability to walk short distances. Work activities may require the use of elevators and/or stairs. Activities are predominantly non-manual though some manual work may be included.
Work Environment Work is performed in a normal clinic/hospital setting and a processing lab. Exposure to diseases, body fluids, chemical and biologic hazards is possible. Responsible to know and comply with all safety procedures. Incumbent may experience the following and require medical monitoring: a) Contact with Human Blood* or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM) includes human body fluids other than feces, urine, tears and sweat; b) Patient Contact having contact with a patient, or with potentially contaminated items including (but not limited to) blood and/or body fluids.
Requirements Requisite Qualifications Education and/or Experience 1) Completion of training in an accredited Registered Nurse or Medical Technologist program; And 2) Related clinical experience; Or 3) An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations 1) Registered Nurse, Paramedic, Medical Technologist, or equivalent with current WV license or certification; and, 2) CPR Certification, or, must establish within six (6) months of hire; and, 3) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, or, must establish within six (6) months of hire.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 1) Working knowledge of appropriate patient assessment techniques. 2) Must demonstrate expert skills in phlebotomy. 3) Must demonstrate intravenous skills. 4) Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and effectively. 5) Ability to prioritize and use excellent time management skills. 6) Ability to work independently or as a team member. 7) Ability to adapt to a changing environment. 8) Skilled at preparing policy and procedures related to bio-specimen collection, preparation and storage. 9) Should possess good written/oral communication, and have knowledge of basic computer applications using Word and Excel. 10) Basic chemistry lab skills as demonstrated by passing high school chemistry course. 11) Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, pharmaceutical company personnel, regulatory and monitoring agency personnel, and internal staff members. 12) Knowledge of the information and techniques needed for diagnosis and treatment. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 13) Knowledge of appropriate bio-specimen collection and processing techniques. 14) Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. 15) Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 16) Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 17) Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time. 18) Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 19) Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, 20) Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution, solve proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 21) Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 22) Ability to develop specific goals and plans, to prioritize, organize and accomplish tasks independently and through others. 23) Ability to learn how to reproducibly use a pipette and maintain safe lab practices.
Behavioral Competencies 1) Technical skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; pursues training and development opportunities; assess strengths, weaknesses, and shares expertise with others. Recording of data will require precision. 2) Problem solving – Gathers and analyzes information, identifies problems, develops alternatives, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics and works well in groups and resolves matters timely. 3) Internal & External Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional matters with objectivity and openness; responds promptly to needs and requests for service and assistance; meets commitments and dates, notifies others if change occurs; provides, solicits and applies feedback; and builds goodwill through balanced contributions, positive approach, respect and support of others. 4) Communications – Demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings, listens and gets clarification, is responsive and speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations. Writes and edits clearly and informatively, varies style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, and able to read and interpret written information. 5) Organizational Support – Aligns work and develops strategies to meet organizational goals; seeks to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; and upholds organizational expectations and values. 6) Self-Management – Responds to management direction; resourcefully adapts to changes in work environment and circumstances; responds well under pressure and manages competing demands; takes calculated risks, asks for and offers help when needed; exercise discretion and sound judgment; is tactful and responsible for own actions. Adheres to work schedule and complies with leave management responsibilities. Preferred Qualifications & Credentials Education and/or Experience 1) Clinical research experience.
Requisition Number: 16-0005
Post Date: 1/8/2016
Title: HCA 3 (RN, Paramedic, Medical Technologist)
Position Type: Part Time
Work Hours: 28