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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at 4488 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The MAP RN Research Coordinator I is a member of a multi-disciplinary team and serves in the role of a nurse clinician. The nurse clinician interacts with community volunteers, with and without cognitive impairment, and their families/primary caregivers in a research office (MAP). The nurse clinician conducts semi-structured interviews and administers standardized tests as part of research dementia ratings for a longitudinal study.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a member of the research team to complete research clinical assessments. This includes obtaining health and family history information; administration of standardized tests of cognition; physical measurements; and collection and processing of blood samples for genetic biomarkers. The nurse documents information in electronic data systems.
Conducts telephone interviews to capture cognitive and physical changes with the research participant at intervals between in-person assessments and when the research participant cannot come in to the office for assessments.
Rotates with other MAP nurses so there is 24 hour telephone availability of a MAP nurse clinician to coordinate autopsy arrangements for brain donors. Communicates with Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) to coordinate research autopsies. Writes expiration summaries as assigned.
Serves as an assessment reviewer (digital recording reviewer) to assure on-going inter-rater reliability of dementia ratings.
Educates MAP participants and their caregivers about dementia and dementia care. Provides lectures about dementia and dementia care to the community and health providers. The nurse clinician may be assigned to serve as a part-time nurse clinician for the outpatient faculty practice, the Memory Diagnostic Center.
Other duties in the conduct of clinical research that may be needed.
The primary duties identified are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
The Nurse Clinician receives training in techniques unique to MAP and in the administration of standardized ratings.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Current Missouri RN licensure in accordance with the Compact Act; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with two years of clinical nursing experience preferred.
Experience working with older adults is an asset.
Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
Ability to work independently while maintaining respect for the importance of strict protocol adherence.
Willing to learn and apply effective communication strategies to interact with older adults and persons with dementia.
Working knowledge of basic computer functions for documentation, communication, and retrieval of information.
The hiring range for this position is $48,880 - $87,887 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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