Research Nurse Coordinator

This job posting is no longer active

Updated: September 27, 2019
Job ID: 214695
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Nurse Coordinator to support the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) located in Rockville, Maryland and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DVCIPM.

Responsible for the coordination of research endeavors and compliance for the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and collaborating sites.


  1. Knowledgeable and proficient with the content of DVCIPM protocols. Identifies problems in the research design or analysis methodology and trends in patient reactions to treatment. Collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current data.  
  2. Involved in the development of research question, design and methodology in conjunction with the DVCIPM research staff. Assists in writing and/or editing, organization and management of protocols. Supports protocols at the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
  3. Communicates with the Department of Research Programs (DRP) and other appropriate departments and/or institutions ensuring compliance with regulatory affairs and requirements of relevance to the Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
  4. Implements assigned studies once approvals have been established.  Submits protocol revisions as required to Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI), Henry Jackson Foundation (HJF) Regulatory Affairs, and United States Army Human Protection Research Offices. Submits annual progress reports as required.
  5. Recruits and educates patients and their families on the research protocol and what the patient responsibilities are. Interviews patients to collect data on health history and lifestyle practices.
  6. Reviews new patient records and screens patients for eligibility for participating in research protocol.
  7. Provides assistance, consultation, assessment and monitoring of patients participating in or being evaluated for enrollment in project studies for actual and/or potential health problems. 
  8. Performs examinations, screenings, and collect specimens from participating patients and maintains records of results. Prescribes appropriate therapies within the limits established by the protocol, as directed.
  9. Data entry assuring a high level of accuracy within the database. Analyzes data generated from the database.  
  10. Develops reports and presents clinical results at local and national meetings and assist in the preparation of research articles for publication in scientific journals.  Maintains current review of relevant professional literature.
  11. Promotes and maintains communication within the department, and with other disciplines encouraging a collegial environment.  
  12. Assists in organizing monthly research meetings to discuss current and future projects and to exchange pertinent findings which may affect the plans of the research project. 
  13. Attends, coordinates, and conducts study record audits and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed. Assists staff in audit preparation. Program audits will be at the discretion of the Program Director and do not require advance notice.  
  14. Collaborate with the Research Manager’s to assess, evaluate and maintain training standards and to address the educational needs of the staff. Provide regulatory guidance and in-services to employees as requested.
  15. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy, exhibiting a high degree of personal professional conduct. 
  16. Develops reports and presents clinical results at local and national meetings and assist in the preparation of research articles for publication in scientific journals. Attends meetings, conferences, professional activities, and training, as directed or required. 
  17. Travels to other program locations as needed.  
  18. Performs other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks; ability to learn and become proficient in data acquisition and clinical responsibilities related to research protocols; excellent interpersonal skills. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in nursing.

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years nursing experience, at least 1 year in clinical research.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting, standing, escorting patients, carrying light items; may encounter patients who are in pain and are confused, agitated, or abusive.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Maryland, certified in Cardiac Life support.   

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Assist in supervision and provide direction to Research Assistants and new Research Nursing staff.

Work Environment: Office and clinical environment. Work at WRNMMC 75% and at DVCIPM 25% of the time. 

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance. 

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.