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Research Nurse Supervisor

Company: Johns Hopkins University Center for Indigenous Hea
Location: Shiprock
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Center BriefThe Center for Indigenous Health (CIH) is located administratively within International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The core activities housed at CIH include research studies of infectious diseases and behavioral health, and a training program.The Center's mission is to work in partnership with communities to advance Indigenous well-being and health leadership to the highest level. -This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.General Summary: The Research Nurse Supervisor works for the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health (Center) as part of its infectious disease prevention team. -This is a full-time position. -This position works together with the Center's community and Baltimore-based research team to assist in the development, conduct and coordination of community-based infectious disease research activities. The goals of the infectious disease prevention projects are to evaluate the impact and efficacy of research projects aimed at improving health outcomes for Indigenous families and communities. -Study data results will focus on public health outcomes specific to the approved protocols at the worksite.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serve as a Research Nurse Supervisor for the Center's community-based infectious disease prevention projects. -Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Primary responsibility for the management of all activities at community research sites.
  • Supervise nursing staff and community health workers (if applicable)
  • Assure staff compliance with University and Center daily work policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for assuring efficient, complete and accurate implementation of all aspects of multiple study protocols.
  • Interact on a regular basis with Johns Hopkins faculty members.
  • Work daily in a team setting with physicians, pharmacists and nurses within the Indian Health Service facilities and collaborating hospitals and clinics where our programs are located.
  • Daily decision-making regarding organizational aspects and logistics of study protocols.
  • External contact with members of the research study sponsoring agency, independent research monitors and ancillary Center staff.
  • Supervision of computer data entry, compilation and timely submission of summary reports, accurate record-keeping of all study participant data, enrollment of study participants; appointments of study participants, monitoring of clinic visits and hospitalizations of study participants, chart reviews, home visits, specimen collection and processing, interviews and study subject follow-up.
  • Administering and supervision of the administering of immunizations.
  • Adherence to administrative guidelines for vehicles, supplies and other project property.
  • Screening of eligible participants for participation in research and service projects.
  • Administering informed consent.
  • Travel to and perform home and hospital-based visits as required by the study protocols.
  • Collection and processing of specimens per study protocol and site policies.
  • Data collection, review for document accuracy and processing as needed.
  • Coordination of study documentation (printing/ filing/copying/scanning for transmission to appropriate community sites and the Baltimore-based research office).
  • Transportation of and delivery of services to enrolled study participants as directed by community-based Investigators, Supervisors and Coordinators.
  • Provide follow-up services to individuals as outlined in the study protocol.
  • Facilitation of community-based meetings and events including the presentation of study approval requests, project progress and goals achieved.
  • Work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and protocols.
  • Travel to community-based training meetings on a regular basis with overnight travel as needed.
  • Travel to other community sites to assist with training of staff and other site duties as needed.
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.
    This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. -It does not exclude other duties as assigned. -Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline
    • Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the state that the position is located, be part of the Nursing Compact, or have a 90 day temporary license issued by the state where the position is located prior to the start of employment.
    • 5 years of related experience
    • Supervisory experience
    • Knowledge of the health and social issues facing Indigenous populations
    • Demonstrated success serving in a leadership role -
    • Willingness to work in a diverse cultural setting in a rural area
      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Master's degree in related discipline
      • Research experience
      • Venipuncture and specimen collection experience
      • Indigenous or experience living in or working with Indigenous communities
      • Experience with community-based participatory research and familiarity with Good Clinical Practice
      • Computer literacy/ familiarity with electronic health records
        Special Knowledge Skills And Abilities: must be comfortable completing invasive procedures including -specimen -collection -(nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples from participants; proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing; excellent organizational and time management skills; independent and self-motivated; highly organized and detail oriented; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.Physical Requirements: Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials and pharmacological agents. -Work requires standing and or walking for extended periods of time and manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform research study proceduresOther: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

        • Current driver's license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
        • Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed. -Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
        • May be required to float to other sites. -Guidelines regarding travel time and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specific site needs.
        • This position will maintain current nurse licensure.
        • This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.
          Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent): 2+ Research Nurses, 2+ Research Program Assistants/Coordinator

Keywords: Johns Hopkins University Center for Indigenous Hea, Rio Rancho , Research Nurse Supervisor, Other , Shiprock, New Mexico

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