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Research Nurse Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Provides nursing care and assists in the coordination of clinical research projects by recruiting, interviewing, and scheduling study participants. Performs medical testing as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications. Incumbents may be required to travel as some of the testing may be performed in participant's home. Incumbents work with bio-hazardous materials such as blood.

Examples of Duties:

  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of participants for medical studies by interviewing potential participants and reviewing medical history to determine if eligibility requirements are met.
  • Explains project to participant and enrolls them into the study.
  • Schedules and/or performs medical testing, such as drawing blood, taking blood pressure reading, testing for allergies, and pulmonary function testing.
  • Maintains contact with participants throughout the project; searches for participants that have changed addresses during the project.
  • Mails questionnaires to participants to complete or ask them questions by telephone or in person; compiles results of questionnaires.
  • Performs procedures such as administering medications, measuring skin lesions, preparing patient for surgery, and assisting physician in surgeries.
  • Assesses participants during clinic visit, determining if patient is experiencing side effects or other problems; notifies principal investigator if problems arise.
  • Provides medical information to the participants, such as how to administer drugs and how to care for a particular illness.
  • Reviews medical records of study participants or possible participants to obtain relevant data.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies and equipment; arranges for repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Completes case report forms for each study participant and documents medical data in the patient record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of nursing care.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in medical assessment techniques.
  • Skill in maintaining detailed records.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited nursing program AND two years of professional nursing experience. Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona.


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