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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has a full time opportunity for a Research RN to support the Cardiopulmonary Lab, specifically in a Childhood Obesity Research Trial.  The successful candidate will possess the following:

Associates Degree of Diploma in Nursing
ICU/CCU, ER or equivalent experience.  Two years preferred.   
Texas RN License with specialty CNS certification.
Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong Computer Skills: Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel), able to easily learn and use web-based software applications for data collection/data entry
Interest in Exercise Physiology preferred

Job Responsibilities:

I. Research Coordination
-Assists investigators in planning, development, and implementation of research protocols
-Interviews, evaluates, and schedules prospective subjects who may become participants in research protocols according to criteria
-Provides new subjects with an overview of follow-up visits and the purpose of the study
-Responsible for data acquisition as well as analysis and management of specific protocols as determined by the principal investigator
-Assists in coordinating the development and operation of the Clinical Research Center, when indicated

II. Patient/Subject Comfort and Safety
-Obtains informed consent
-Responds to emergency situations effectively
-Demonstrates knowledge of emergency preparedness codes
-Recognizes safety hazards and acts to protect patients
-Evaluates patient and research subject’s understanding of tests and procedures and educates appropriately
-Functions as an active member of the medical emergency team
-Consistently uses two identifiers when providing treatments.  
-Follows fall protocol(s), implements safety measures, and completes all documentation
-Assures equipment alarms are activated and audible; operates equipment in a safe manner

III. Quality
-Collaborates with the nursing staff of the Neuromuscular Center, the Exercise Physiology Center, and the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit to develop IEEM specific nursing policies and procedures
-Collaborates with staff to develop IEEM specific policies and procedures.

IV. Clinical
-Performs clinically indicated procedures on patients and research subjects in accordance with skills
-Prepares patients’ charts and assists with the physical examinations  
-Coordinates scheduling of patient’s visits by letter or telephone  
-Coordinates various medical and paramedical consultations
-Monitors patients’ compliance with prescribed medication and diet, answers patients’ questions, and reinforces physician’s orders
-Organizes data from clinical studies, including performing specific analysis as required by physician and assists physician in preparing clinical reports

Entity Information:
Located at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine contains 40,000 sq ft of research and office space, with 7 major laboratories supported by approximately 40 technical staff. These laboratories are tightly integrated and organized intellectually along the "oxygen cascade" – the path that oxygen must follow through the body from the external environment through the lungs, heart, and skeletal muscle to perform physical activity.
Our broad areas of interest therefore include environmental physiology (temperature regulation, high altitude physiology, hyperbaric medicine, water immersion), respiratory physiology, cardiovascular regulation, neural control of the circulation, and muscle metabolism. Each laboratory, led by a specific faculty member, has both a research focus and a clinical application; as such, this institute is one of a very few clinical research centers in the world that fosters the fusion of basic science and clinical medicine in a program designed specifically to study human physiology
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