The clinical research infusion nurse promotes research activity at the clinical level at AdventHeath Cancer Center by implementing ongoing assessments, providing nursing care and protocol-related treatment, patient monitoring, and education. In addition, this nurse will be responsible for documenting protocol compliance for patients/subjects enrolled in clinical trials. The clinical research infusion nurse must have a working knowledge of protocols as set forth by pertinent regulatory agencies and specific protocol requirements for research patients enrolled in clinical trials at AdventHealth. This is displayed by providing direct patient care executing ongoing assessments, implement patient education and documentation to comply with standards and regulatory guidelines.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews all elements of the current institutional IRB approved informed consent (IC) document, according to current FDA, state, federal and institutional regulations with study candidates and/or legal representative: ensure, through patient advocacy and informed consent as an ongoing process, that the rights, safety and well-being of trial subjects are the most important considerations and should prevail over the interests of science and society.
Supplies competence in delivering care and services to adult patients of a variety of ages and abilities that comply with the service standards set forth by AdventHealth
Executes nursing assessments while triaging essential needs of patient care as they relate to requirements of the research protocol as well as AdventHealth standards. This includes ability to offer direct and appropriate nursing and supportive care that is specific to the needs of the patient
Involved in planning for expeditious and future interventions, which may involve referrals as well as multidisciplinary collaboration that are specific to requirements of research protocol. This includes assessment based on age, as well as the patients physical, psychosocial, educational and safety necessities
Contributes to education to patients, families and significant others indicatively as it relates to what the research protocol requires while intervening as a resource. This contribution includes ability to manage electronic applications that will be used for documentation purposes as well as viewing documents for patient specific information (i.e. lab results, physician visits), documentation that is research specific and the ability to utilize charging applications for patient care in the research setting
Coordinates the work of support staff, laboratory technicians, and assistants to ensure efficient, timely, and high-quality results and adherence to research protocols.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the FHRI and Core, Communicates the need for new work and automatically looks for additional duties as workload permits.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Interpersonal communication Skills: ability to interact and maintain good relationships with a borad spectrum of healthcare disciplines and public under all circumstances
Detailed oriented and has teamwork skills, motivated, organized, ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner, and work efficiently under pressure
Ability to be a critical thinker with an analytical approach to problem-solving
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Proficient in protocol research nursing
Outpatient Infusion Center nursing
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate of a school of nursing
One year of professional nursing experience
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.