Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Essential Functions: The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University is seeking a part-time, preferably Registered Nurse to join its research team working on a research project aimed at early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease in African Americans. Location is at the Institute of Gerontology at 87 E. Ferry Street, Detroit, MI 48202. In addition, there may be occasional work at the sites within the Detroit metroplex area, as well as at the University of Michigan Alzheimer Disease Core Center (MADC) in Ann Arbor and its affiliated sitesHours are 20 hrs/week.-Review research subject records-Perform health assessments including research participant history and physical examinations-Perform standardized neurological evaluations on research participants-Provide health education to research participants and their families about the aging process, as necessary -Document all relevant data used in study specific case report forms-Return calls to research participants and their caregivers-Take an active part in outreach and other recruitment activities to enhance the enroll of study participants-Participate in the development of policies, procedures and protocols including standards of care-Participate as a team member, interacting with professional colleagues-Communicate with a wide variety of research team members including physicians, research coordinator, lab staff, schedulers, etc.-Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Certification as a Registered Nurse in the State of MichiganExperience performing neurological and physical examinations on the elderly populationExperience working with diverse, multicultural populationsExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative teamMust reflect a professional appearance and demeanor and possess excellent customer service skills.
Internal Number: 76_206571
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.