Senior Research Nurse - Pediatric Surgery/Regenerative Medicine

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Nursing
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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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220002N2 Requisition #

 

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

This position requires some nights and weekends. Must be able to be on call. Extra compensation for call. 

Previous pediatrics or surgical experience preferred.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:  

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees  
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year) 
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue! 
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service) 
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan! 

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as... 

  • Free financial and legal counseling 
  • Free mental health counseling services 
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs 
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc. 
  • Resources for child and elder care 
  • Plus many more! 

Position Summary:

Coordinates, directs, and implements the nursing care functions within a research project.  Provides direction to assure optimal compliance with research protocols. 

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. 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.

Certification/Skills:

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

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit http://go.uth.edu/careers!

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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.


UTHealth has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
 
In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 

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