Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEThis position conducts research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes as well as collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide care, health promotion and education.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSKnowledge of procedures related to protocols approved by the Institutional Review Board.Assist as needed to obtain samples of cervical and vaginal secretions, maternal blood and urine samples at each research visit or hospital stay as related to specific protocol procedures, labeling samples, logging samples into research specimen log book, packaging samples for transfer to research lab for analysis.Chaperon during vaginal research ultrasounds.Retrieve amniotic fluid from researcher, if the amniocentesis was performed for clinical purposes, and participant agrees to allow a sample of fluid be analyzed for research purposes, label sample and deliver sample to research lab for analysis.Coordinate return dates for subsequent research visits as describes in participant's consent for enrollment and protocol.Prepare research charts prior to appointment date and updating charts as needed with most current information needed for research visit.Obtain informed consents and perform enrollment processes.Enter data into research database after each research visit.Evaluate triage patients to identify previously enrolled participants as well as patients eligible for new enrollment according to obstetric diagnoses and enrollment inclusion criteria.Obtain the status of research participants on the labor & delivery and high risk units.Collaborate with clinical staff to obtain all necessary specimens and data.Provide notification of important diagnoses and/or laboratory results to data review research staff.Additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor degree required or equivalent education and experienceEXPERIENCECurrent Registered Nurse (RN) licensure with the State of Michigan is required.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESPROBLEM-SOLVINGAble to problem solve. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.CLINICAL SKILLExcellent phlebotomy skills.COMPUTER SKILLSAble to navigate computer systems and enter data into database.INTERPERSONAL SKILLSCan apply effective interpersonal skills to provide service. Comfortable working in a team environment. Adapts to changes in the work environment.TIME MANAGEMENTAbility to manage multiple prioritiesPlanning/Organizing Prioritizes and plans work activities; adapts for changing conditions.AnalyticalDemonstrated research skills preferred.
Internal Number: 76_205411
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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.