Senior Research Nurse for Trauma Studies - Houston, TX

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
190002PI Requisition #

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Senior level Research Nurse who will work with our trauma department on studies.  This employee coordinates, directs, and implements the nursing care functions within a research project.  Provides direction to assure optimal compliance with research protocols. The focus of the studies revolve around trauma surgery.  There is no intervention required and you will remain hands off during any clinical practice. But you will work with doctors and the clinical team in a coordination capacity. This role does require one weekend a month on-call, but it is phone based and does not have to come in to a unit. You will be working as part of a team of research nurses. 

This role is full time and eligible for all benefits from UTHealth.  It will require reporting to the Texas Medical Center.  It is classified as exempt.  You will participate in a robust healthcare plan as well as a pension run by the State of Texas.  Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in either research, emergency rooms, or operating room settings.  

Position Key Accountabilities:

Coordinates and administers the nursing care functions within a research project in accordance with research protocols and the daily administration and staff supervision of the project.
2.    Conducts physical assessment and educates research participants regarding the overall research objectives and potential benefits and/or risks for participants. 
3.    Coordinates and maintains contacts with patients, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and/or other related parties to recruit participants and gain continuing support for the studies. 
4.    Assists in developing and implementing research protocols.  
5.    Collects, logs, and verifies research data; interprets results; produces interim reports, presentations and publications; participates in the writing of scientific papers, reports, manuscripts, and/or grant proposals.
6.    Keeps the principle investigator and administrator informed of research and administrative progress through progress reports and other communications on a regular basis. 
7.    Maintains inventories of investigational drugs and other supplies. 
8.    Identifies problems and trends, recommending procedural changes to the principle administrator and administrator.
9.    Directs the work activities of support staff, laboratory technicians, and assistants assigned to research projects to ensure efficient, timely, and high quality results and adherence to research protocols. 
10.    May manage Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.  
11.    Other duties as assigned.


Registered Nurse (State of Texas)

Minimum Education:

Graduation from an accredited nursing program.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years related experience.


Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.


Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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