Jan 19, 2023

RN | Research Nurse Coordinator | Developing Brain Institute

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

RN | Research Nurse Coordinator | Developing Brain Institute - (210001WY) Description   The Developing Brain Institute, directed by Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., is housed in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology and affiliated with the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute and Newborn Medicine at Children's National Hospital. Our research focuses on the developing brain, both in utero and in the newborn stages of life. Conventional imaging and other technologies often cannot detect fetal brain abnormalities early enough in pregnancy for effective diagnosis and treatment. These abnormalities affect the lifelong health, cognitive function and social-behavioral development of the fetus.We are developing innovative, noninvasive MRI techniques to measure the structure, connectivity and metabolism of the brain in healthy and high-risk fetuses in ways that cannot be done with conventional MRI or ultrasound studies. It is our long-term goal to be able to identify unborn babies at risk for impaired brain development as soon as possible, so that the proper interventions and clinical planning can take place. These measures can greatly improve children's health and development at birth and throughout their lives. The lab's work is focused on the latest diagnostic imaging techniques, research on fetal brain development and clinical trials for pregnant women. Our lab offers: World-renowned research designed to deliver next-generation care: We are one of only a handful of research facilities in North America dedicated to fetal brain research. This unique focus allows us to conduct research that can have a profound impact on prenatal diagnosis and care. Pioneering research: Our extensive database of fetal brain development, in both normal and abnormal fetuses, is one of the most robust in the world. This tool provides ample data for researchers to conduct thorough and accurate comparison analyses of fetal brain development. One research patient, Amarie Crawford, shares her story in our photo gallery. Leading fetal brain imaging experts: We train physicians around the world in a wide variety of disciplines, including military personnel, to use quantitative MRI to study the developing brain. Advanced Fetal Brain Imaging: Our Training and Research Our team is training professionals throughout the United States and around the world in these groundbreaking technological processes. Through training and research partnerships, we are accelerating our research while finding clinical applications for new techniques to help patients now. Our ultimate goal is to use our research findings to help guide early medical and surgical care for women with high-risk pregnancies.   Qualifications   Minimum Work Experience 5 years Complete all Human Subject Research Courses (Required) 3 years Recent clinical nursing experience in an acute care setting (Required) 5 years Clinical research nursing coordinating NIH and Industry sponsored clinical trials (Required) Required Skills/Knowledge Candidate would need to demonstrate meticulous attention to details. Computer skills /familiarity to include WS Word, MS Office, Intranet/Internet preferred. Ability to operate general office equipment: fax, printer , and copier , required. Required Licenses and Certifications Registered Nurse in District of Columbia (Required) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Required) Functional Accountabilities Professional Practice/Research Participate in Shared Leadership.   Contribute to CNMC’s MAGNET Journey . Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice. Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level). Participate in community activities. Integrate Nursing Process with Research Plan Perform assessments related to overt and subtle patient needs by making proficient clinical assessments according to GCP .   Integrate patient data to anticipate problems associated with changing patient status as they relate to the research process. Serve as a role model for others by integrating data obtained from a range of sources in the development and revision of research activities. Demonstrate independent decision-making in executing the research plan. Assist others in protocol implementation. Act as an advocate in meeting patient/family needs related to research protocol. Act as a role model for the evaluation of research process. Develop Effective Communication Channels with Research Team /staff and patients/families Protect patient/family right to confidentiality in relation to research protocol.   Act as a role model for other professionals by communicating responsively, respectfully , and assertively . Collaborate with physician and other health care professional throughout all phases of the research process. Ensure that Patient/family understand plan of care and health status implications As necessary, design orientation materials for both patient/family and health professionals as related to the research protocol.   Serve as content expert in the development, review, and revision of educational materials developed for research study . Evaluate effectiveness of research teaching plan in meeting educational needs of staff/patient/family and make recommendations for change, as needed. Take initiative in the review and management of research orientation program and examines its impact on unit functioning. Explain research projects and their significance to potential research subjects and parents of children potentially involved in research projects. Ensure informed consents are obtained from subjects before initiation of any aspect of research projects. Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance   Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance     Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue  Washington 20010 Job: Nursing Organization: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time Shift: Day Work Schedule: M-F Job Posting: Nov 8, 2022, 2:14:01 PM