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Licensed Practical Oncology Research Nurse I - Early Phase

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION INFORMATION: Under direction or supervision of an RN or Physician, performs LPN nursing duties for Clinical Trials Office such as patient preparation, sample collection, research, information gathering, patient follow-up, data collection, and medication administration.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Patient Preparation. Prepares patient for examination by the physician to include but not limited to having charts ready, and draping and positioning the patient on the exam table.
  • Sample Collection. Collects samples from patients including blood, urine, etc. Prepares samples for analysis or shipment.
  • Research. Assists research team with complex procedures to include but not limited to PK/PD and study biopsies without RN supervision.
  • Information Gathering. Takes and records various readings to include but not limited to heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, weight, and body temperature.
  • Patient Follow Up. Makes follow up patient appointments or follows up on patient appointments. Answers routine questions from patients, family, or legal guardian.
  • Data Collection. Collects all laboratory reports, data, and records.
  • Medication Administration. Under direction of physician or other medical personnel, administers medication to patients.
  • Patient Monitoring. Monitor research patients for toxicity including grading and attribution as well as response assessment.
  • Clinical Coordination. Coordinates all aspects of clinical care on study in collaboration with Research RN, physicians and other member of the study team.
  • Patient Screening. Assists researchers by recruiting patients, determining if they are suitable for the study, administering questionnaires, taking medical histories, and answering questions. Screens, consents, and enrolls patients in complex and multi-modality treatment protocols.
  • Collaboration. Inter-departmental collaboration with campus departments to schedule study procedures, including interventional radiology, ophthalmology, cardiology and surgery.
  • As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Education: Completion of an accredited practical nursing program.

Experience: 12 months clinical experience.

Certifications/ Licenses: Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Oklahoma, and registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Oklahoma.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases which includes but not limited to treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health care measures.
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA.
  • Ability to give full attention to what is being said and understand the points being made. Ability to ask questions when appropriate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with staff, physicians, visitors, vendors, and patients in a tactful, diplomatic, and pleasant manner.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to work as a team member.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Standing for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Speaking and listening. Walking, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Clinic Environment. Exposure to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, and hazardous waste.

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , Licensed Practical Oncology Research Nurse I - Early Phase, Other , Norman, Oklahoma

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