Nurse Practitioner

Location: San Antonio, TX, USA

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Requisition Number: 5350

Position Title: PRN Nurse Practitioner

External Description:

SUMMARY: Working under legally required physician supervision, which is provided by the Company’s Vice President of Medical Management and Medical Directors, the PRN Nurse Practitioner (PRN NP), considered an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) performs physical exams and provides medical evaluations of volunteers screening for studies and of subjects during the course of study participation as needed.  The PRN NP also evaluates adverse events reported by study subjects and/or research staff and then communicates findings to the Principal Investigator.  The PRN NP provides medical expertise and support to all research staff members for successful implementation of clinical trials conducted at WCT. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a Sub-Investigator on assigned clinical research trials.
  • Reviews and is knowledgeable of assigned clinical trial protocols.
  • Attends clinical trial protocol initiation meetings at management’s request.
  • Reviews volunteers’ medical and medication histories.
  • Conducts physical examinations and assists in determining volunteers’ eligibility for study enrollment according to protocol specifications.
  • Works with the VP Medical Management, PIs 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 prepares and examines certain laboratory specimens as defined in 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 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 Vice President of Medical Management and Medical Directors informed of State laws and regulations pertaining to PRN Nurse Practitioners, as set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Updates 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 Vice President of Medical Management, Medical Directors, and other research staff in ensuring that PRN NP 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 Vice President of Medical Management, Medical Directors and other 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.
  • Possible equipment use includes, but is not limited to:  needles, microscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, exam lamps, vital sign monitoring equipment, stethoscope, exam gloves, telephone, computer, fax machines, photocopiers, calculator and other medical equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required:

  • Bachelors and Master’s Degree and completion of an American Medical Association-approved PRN Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Current “Nurse Practitioner Permit” (license) through the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Minimum of five (2) years’ experience in clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner.

Preferred:

  • Two (2) years of clinical research experience.

Other:

  • Mental demands include, but are not limited to, the following: reading, math, verbal communication (in English), written communication (in English), client interaction, attention to detail, integrating information, multiple tasks, frequent interruptions, intense concentration, fluctuations in workload and variable work hours.
  • Possible physical demands include, but are not limited to:  lifting and carrying objects weighing 5-50 pounds, hearing, binocular vision, color recognition, reading, gross and fine motor use of upper extremities, walking, prolonged standing, leaning over for extended periods, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, speaking, writing, and eye strain/fatigue.
  • In addition, the PRN NP must, under medical supervision and direction, be able to medically monitor and assess subjects’ progress during their study participation. The PRN NP is also accountable for accurately obtaining, preparing and examining certain laboratory specimens as defined by study protocol. The PRN Nurse Practitioner is responsible for reviewing and clarifying volunteers’ medical histories and for conducting physical exams in order to help determine their eligibility for study enrollment according to protocol specifications.

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Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.

Location_formattedLocationLong: San Antonio, Texas US

CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to enabling professionals from all backgrounds and experiences to succeed and, to that end, we prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, military status, or other class protected by applicable law. Worldwide is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.

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