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The Georgetown University Medical Center seeks to provide, in a synergistic fashion, excellence in education training physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, as well as biomedical scientists and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research collaboration, enhancing our basic science and translational biomedical research capacity in order to improve human health. We have identified several areas of focus for our research. Emphasizing service, we are dedicated to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis "care of the whole person." Our partnerships with organizations in the region strengthen our work and expand its reach.
The Clinical Research Assistant provides services as a certified DXA technician/coordinator as well as Research Assistant for the Clinical Research Unit (CRU). S/he coordinates care of DXA patients scheduled on the CRU for research and non-research reasons. Reporting directly to CRU Nurse Manager, the Clinical Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:
Provide clinical support to the registered nurse for research related clinical care activities and standard of care activities for subject and patients on the CRU while always following best patient relation practices.
Perform specialized protocol specific procedures that are assigned by the supervising nurse and allowed under the state practice acts.
Pick up drugs, supplies, and food trays from other hospital departments.
Provide overall coordination of non-research and research DXA scans done on the CRU.
Assist the laboratory manager in training new staff in laboratory procedures following orientation manual guidelines and timeline established by the Nurse Manager.
Provide technically precise DXA scans and care for non-research and research participants scheduled for DXAs on the CRU.
Provide laboratory support to the CRU/ CTU protocols, including but not limited to, logging in and out of all research specimens on the laboratory tracking log, processing, and storage and shipping of research specimens following protocol specific laboratory protocols.
Plan, set up, and label specimen collection tubes / containers / aliquots for the following day's procedures and research studies.
Perform inventory of stock levels of sterile/non-sterile patient care and unit supplies.
Complete required records and prepare orders for supplies, stocking general and laboratory supplies as indicated.
Assist the unit secretary in chart preparation as needed and cover the unit secretary tasks while he/she is away.
Bachelor's Degree in Science or equivalent
Prior experience performing clinical assistant, phlebotomy, and clinical research assistant functions
A current BLS certification
Ability to obtain the International Society for Clinical Densitometry certification within the first year of employment if not obtained by the date of hire
IV insertion skills and DXA experience preferred
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