Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Requisition Number: 1568
Position Title: Nurse Practitioner
SUMMARY: Worldwide is searching for a contract Nurse Practioner or a Physician Assistant for 6-12 months. Working under legally physician supervision, which is provided by the Company’s Medical Director and Associate Medical Directors, the Sub Investigator-Nurse Practitioner (NP), considered an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or Sub Investigator- Physician’s Assistant (PA), performs screening evaluations, which include but are not limited to, conducting physical exams, medical evaluations, and medical history evaluations of screening volunteers and/or subjects during the course of the study participation. The Sub Investigator may also perform medical duties within their scope of practice while the subjects are on study. The Sub Investigator also evaluates adverse events reported by study subjects and/or research staff and then communicates findings to the Principal Investigator. The Sub Investigator provides medical expertise and support to all research staff members for the successful implementation of clinical trials conducted at WCT.
Tasks may include but are not limited to:
- Responsible for reviewing and clarifying volunteers’ medical histories and for conducting physical exams to help determine their eligibility for study enrollment according to protocol specifications.
- Must, under medical supervision and direction, be able to medically monitor and assess subjects’ progress during their study participation.
- Accountable for accurately obtaining, preparing, and examining certain laboratory specimens as defined.
- Reviews and is knowledgeable of assigned clinical trial protocols.
- Attends clinical trial protocol initiation meetings at management’s request.
- Review volunteers’ medical and medication histories.
- Conducts physical examinations and assists in determining volunteers’ eligibility for study enrollment according to protocol specifications.
- Works with the Medical Director and other medical personnel to ensure the safety of all research participants and to schedule time for visits that require physical exams and/or other Investigator assessments.
- Obtains, and prepares certain laboratory specimens as defined in the study protocol and as assigned by WCT Management.
- Assesses Laboratory results, ECG tracings to determine subject eligibility with Physician Investigator oversight
- Monitors and assesses the health status and response to treatment of subjects during their course of study participation.
- Evaluates adverse events reported by study subjects and/or research staff and then communicates findings to the Principal Investigator.
- Provides medical expertise and support to research staff members for the successful implementation of clinical trials.
- Reviews screening tools and other study-related documents as requested by research staff.
- Shares in the day-to-day training and direction of research staff pertaining to basic research processes, new therapeutic areas, and study-specific requirements.
- Remains knowledgeable of, complies with, and keeps Medical Director and Associate Medical Directors informed of State laws and regulations pertaining to
- Assist in updating work instructions related to areas of expertise as needed and at least annually.
- Completes all necessary in-house training, including SOPs and work instructions, and maintains continuing medical education activities related to profession.
- Assists with OSHA training as requested.
- Assists the Medical Director, physician investigators, and other research staff in ensuring that NP or PA assessments and documentation is reviewed and co-signed by a supervising physician within a reasonable period of time as required by state law.
- Performs other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Acquisition and demonstration of professional medical skills and knowledge for performing accurate patient
- Assessments and for continuous analysis of the health status of research participants.
- Excellent attention to detail; ability to interview and communicate effectively with volunteers.
- Ability to perform and record physical exam findings and assessments on volunteers participating in a wide variety of clinical trials.
- Demonstrates a high proficiency in identifying, integrating, and documenting abnormal physical findings and can, in turn, communicate findings to Medical Director, other Investigators, research staff, and study subjects in an objective, appropriate and professional manner.
- Has excellent verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
- Has in-depth knowledge of and adherence to medical ethics.
- Complies with the rules and regulations established by the Texas Board of Nursing.
- In addition to the above-stated requirements, is knowledgeable of the clinical research process, including ICH guidelines for Good Clinical Practice.
Required: Bachelor's and Master’s Degree and completion of an American Medical Association-approved Nurse Practitioner program. Current “Nurse Practitioner Permit” (license) through the Texas Board of Nursing. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
Or Bachelors's and Master’s Degree and completion of an American Medical Association-approved Physician’s Assistant program. Current PA license through the Texas Board of Nursing. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in clinical practice as a Physician’s Assistant.
Preferred: Two (2) years of clinical research experience.
Proficiency in women’s health care/exams.
Employment Type: Contractor
Community / Marketing Title: Nurse Practitoner
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Location_formattedLocationLong: San Antonio, Texas US
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