The average salary of a(n) Clinical Research Nurse in Memphis, Tennessee is $66,830.
Coordinates and participates in clinical research studies conducted by physicians. Plans, coordinates, evaluates and manages nursing care of participants and data for assigned research projects. Follows study-specific protocol guidelines and communicates and interacts with investigators, hospital staff, sponsoring agencies, and others to effectively perform clinical research and coordinate research activities. Ensures that patient treatment provided by primary care personnel and data collected adhere to study protocol. Screens patients for inclusion in study based on pre-determined criteria. Maintains inventory of unique drugs and supplies needed for study. Provides basic patient care and treatment as requested by Physician. Obtains patient blood samples, cultures, tissues, and other specimens for laboratory analysis. Initiates drug orders and laboratory studies for patients based on standing protocol orders. Provides direction and training to nursing staff on techniques for mixing and administering new drugs and other forms of patient care and treatment unique to the study being conducted. Maintains interface with nursing and other professional staff to interpret protocol application for patient and to answer questions about the study in progress. Confers with patient and attending Physician to explain purpose of study and obtain written consent for patient to participate. Explains diagnostic procedures and method of treatment to alleviate patient and family concern. Collects information and data from patient charts and records, patient interviews, and other sources. Evaluates and interprets collected data and prepares protocol summary forms, statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Confers with Physician in developing plans and protocols for clinical research studies and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. Reviews journals, abstracts, and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous studies to aid in the planning of new studies. Less
Coordinates and participates in clinical research studies conducted by physicians. Plans, coordinates, evaluates and manages nursing care of participants and data for assigned research projects. Follows study-specific protocol guidelines and communicates and interacts with investigators, hospital staff, sponsoring agencies, and... More