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Last Updated: 8/06/20

Job Description

Research Nurse

Akahi Associates, LLC is seeking a highly qualified Research Nurse to work at our client site the National Human Genome Research Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. This is a full-time position with benefits. 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

  • Provide support for clinical studies, including FDA-regulated clinical trials related to GNE myopathy.
  • Provide daily updates to Leadership, study coordination staff, and the clinical team on IC study patient admittance to the NIH Clinical Center.
  • Enter protocol orders.
  • Schedule, plan, and coordinate study visits and protocol-related evaluations with patients, evaluators, and investigators.
  • Collect and ship clinical laboratory samples as described in the protocol.
  • Identify adverse events and notify Leadership.
  • Monitor drug compliance by subjects throughout the life of the protocol; document missed doses.
  • Participate in discharge planning; coordinate referral to community agencies; coordinate care with community providers.
  • Provide patient/family support.
  • Work with Leadership and protocol coordinator throughout the life cycle of the protocol.
  • Review and understand the protocol study procedures, timelines, inclusion and exclusion criteria, confidentiality, and privacy protections.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of patients into clinical protocols; maintain enrollment log.
  • Coordinate and organize the educational aspects of studies to provide optimal participation, compliance, and minimize protocol deviations.
  • Assist Leadership in communicating study requirements to all individuals involved in the studies.
  • Monitor protocol compliance and adherence, including completion of evaluations and follow-up visits within the window required by the protocol, to minimize protocol deviations.
  • Communicate with members of the team, including evaluators, consultants, laboratory, pharmacy, and nursing staff to ensure timely completion of all protocol-related evaluations and study drug administration.
  • Inform patients on study diary, study drug administration, and other study requirements.
  • Complete source documents (data collection).
  • Maintain data integrity and retrieval and interpret needs for principal investigators, patients, and other staff.
  • Implement the standards for research protocols in compliance with regulatory, institutional and external agencies.
  • Participate in training/orientation program geared toward the Principles of Clinical Trials.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled clinical rounds and conferences.

DELIVERABLES. Upon request, the contractor shall provide documentation evidence of any and/or all work product, including, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Work products and documents related to providing high-quality, timely patient care to clinical study participants.
  • Work products and documents related to contacting and following-up with study participants.
  • Work products and documents related to performing daily clinical team rounds.

· Work products and documents related to performing all patient-related evaluations.


  • Master’s degree in nursing. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree. Current state nursing license
  • Minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience with CPR certification. Experience in clinical research setting with protocols and clinical trials.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians.
  • ·Excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written communication, and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.
  • Rare disease interest or previous experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the regulations and guidance that govern the clinical trial process, including ICH Good Clinical Practices and FDA regulations.

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Company Details

Akahi Services

Honolulu, HI, United States