This position will be required to work some weekends and at Southdale Fairview.
Job function • Screen patients daily via the Epic EMR during weekdays at University of Minnesota Medical Center Adult Intensive Care Units in Minneapolis, MN for eligibility into NIH-supported clinical trial testing the benefits of patient-controlled sedation (PCS) versus usual care sedation for mechanically ventilated patients. 20% effort • When possibly eligible patients are found at UMMC, approach patient’s staff RN to determine other eligibility criteria, then proceed to brief testing of patient for eligibility (e.g., delirium assessment, hand strength, wakefulness). If passes then contact study physicians to proceed with consent interview with either patient or family. 10% effort • For enrolled patients, collect baseline data and enter into Web-based REDCap database and, in conjunction with study physician, staff RN and pharmacy, initiate patient-controlled sedation pump therapy with patient if randomized to PCS. 5% effort • Assure bedside clinical nurses are properly conducting sedation assessment protocols on study patients. 15% effort • Abstract clinical data from electronic and paper-based medicThis position will be required to work some weekends and at Southdale Fairview.al record for entry into study database. 20% effort • Track hospital progress of study subjects, track post-hospital disposition and arrange follow-up interviews by phone and mail. 15% effort • Assist investigator in conducting in-person follow-up interviews and questionnaires. 10% • Attend weekly study progress meetings with investigator, collaborators, data entry personnel and database manager. Help maintain regulatory files and keep up to date with required research and human subjects’ protection training. 5% effort
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in Minnesota. • BS degree in Nursing with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years. Experience must include at least 2 years of in-patient nursing experience with some experience in transplantation and/or critical care.
Preferred Qualifications: • Critical care experience. • Previous research experience helpful but not necessary. • Able to work independently in a busy ICU with clinical nurses and physicians. • Caring and concerned personality desirable for interacting with families who are in a stressful and unfamiliar environment. • Detail-oriented and willing to be accurate in all aspects of data collection. • Personal interest in clinical research and clinical trials.
Internal Number: 322095
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