Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
The Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Cinical and Translational Research (ICTR) mission is to enhance the discipline of clinical and translational research by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration, addressing translational “blocks” in research, providing infrastructure and collaborative support, and enhancing training, education, and career development to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center communities. As part of the ICTR, the Clinical Investigation Services Core includes two Clinical Research Units, one located on the East (Einstein) Campus that is primarily for adult services, and one located on the West (Montefiore) Campus that is primarily for pediatric services. In addition, a Translational Research Unit is located in the Weiler Division Hospital of Montefiore Medical Center for higher-acuity research studies requiring more intensive services.
The position is a Per Diem Research Nurse for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) with assignments as needed to the outpatient research units located in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Forchheimer Building, Room G47, Weiler Hospital Study Suite, the Moses Research Tower at Montefiore Medical Center, MRT 4th floor, or other locations at Einstein or Montefiore (out-patient or in-patient) that require assistance with research studies. The nurse will work with ICTR staff, Principal Investigators and Research Teams to provide direct subject care and facilitate the implementation of specific and multidisciplinary research protocols. The nurse will plan, implement, evaluate and document individualized care based on subject assessment and protocol-specific criteria. The nurse will also contribute to clinical research records, subject intake, scheduling of subjects. The nurse is expected to establish and maintain effective communication with professional and ancillary personnel, and to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and independence.
Tasks or Responsibilities to be performed:
Tasks in which s/he may participate:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
Minimum of 1 year nursing experience
Research subject intake/enrollment
Placement of intravenous catheters and performance of blood sampling
Routine vital sign monitoring, patient care and medical records entry
Above-average communication & interpersonal skills
Highly motivated and detail oriented
Basic computer skills
NYS nursing license
Preferred, but not required:
Experience in a research setting and/or critical care setting
Pediatric Nursing experience
Familiarity with database utilization
Familiarity with regulatory, compliance, Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protections issues