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RN Navigator Research NHI - Med Surg

Company: Naples Community Hospital
Location: Naples
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

RN Navigator Research NHIFull-Time

350 7th St N



* $10,000 Sign on Bonus


The RN Navigator Research is the primary facilitator of clinical research communications and educational activities at NHI physician offices. This position provides the connectivity for NHI physicians and their staff with the NCH Research Institute (NCHRI) staff to identify, enroll, and follow patients who qualify for clinical trials efficiently and accurately. Works directly with the physicians and collaboratively with NCHRI, screening patients using defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, ordering study related testing, and assessing patients' overall suitability for clinical trial participation. Assumes teaching and project guidance as it relates to NCHRI trials for NHI staff and patients along with NCHRI staff. Participates in shared decision-making, referrals, and research related activities as needed. Serves as a resource to referring physicians regarding clinical trials; refers patients interested in research trial participation to NCHR.


Coordinates the identification, assessment, and recruitment process of potential NHI clinical trial participants.

* Knowledgeable of NCHRI Clinical Trials, providing information to physicians, office staff, and patients.
* Receives information on potential research participants from physicians and hospitals and communicates quickly with NCHRI Staff ensuring timely screening is initiated.
* Triages potential participants per study eligibility criteria and preferred treatment plan of referring physician.
* Communicates back to referring contacts, recognizing their need for follow-up, and providing them with an NCHRI representative for future updates and questions.
* Works with NCHRI staff and project coordinators to educate and update the patient and family throughout the protocol screening and process.
* Serves as an informational resource for the clinical practice staff regarding NCHRI studies and how they may impact their office tasks.
* Promotes research participation; advocates for clinical research at NHI
* Demonstrates leadership in building a strong network of collaboration and support with NCHRI Staff
* Practices ethically in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.

Works in collaboration with the NCH/NHI providers and NCHRI staff to assure patients experience clinical excellence in the delivery of cutting-edge treatments, only available through clinical trial participation.

* Communicates any physician directives or treatment plans that involve clinical trial participation to NCHRI staff
* Participates in the acquisition of medical information that supports and documents patient eligibility
* Assists NCHRI in creating a smooth screening path, involving pre-testing and other protocol required tasks and assessments.
* Assists with organizing and scheduling research required testing that completes the assessment process
* Performs as a liaison between Research, NHI, and clinical office staff to enhance the patient experience through complete and timely information transfer and accurate timely communication
* Promotes a cohesive delivery of patient care, that meets the goals of physicians, patients, and families
* Responsible for overseeing office staff education and competencies required by research protocols and working with NCHRI to document training as required.

Builds and maintains a comprehensive database of the skills, certifications, achievements, experiences, presentations, and publications of NCHRI in cooperation with Leadership, documenting a strong foundation and high-quality reputation of success.

* Works with the NCHRI Manager to create and maintain a curriculum vitae of the Research Institute and an inventory of all publications, abstracts, books, and presentations associated with the Researchers of NCH Healthcare
* Creates and manages a quarterly research newsletter with NCHRI Manager and Investigators to be distributed throughout the NCH physician, employee, and community networks
* Develops and assists with the implementation of educational tools for potential and active patients and their families.
* Maintains a cumulative database of clinical protocols for reference and review on a recurring basis on a monthly basis identifying such as protocol names, principal investigators, Contracted Research Organizations (CRO), IRB, enrollment goal/achieved, start-up time, enrollment duration, and follow-up completion.
* Maintains a list of "FIRSTs", special achievements for use in performance reports and public education.

Performs other related duties that enhance and grow the clinical research opportunities at NCH.

* Respond to the ongoing needs of the NHI research program as it grows in scope and complexity.
* Maintains a commitment to professional growth and competency including pursuit of related certifications.
* Keeps up to date on all current literature and studies and serves as the primary resource to share this information with others.
* Responds to other related tasks and duties than enhance the success of the NCHRI program


* Minimum of 2 years of strong clinical nursing experience in cardiac care required.
* Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Florida.
* Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification required from American Heart Association.
* Communication and Problem-Solving skills and ability to maintain flexibility.
* Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows
* Strong organizational skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to adjust to and willingness to support change
* Ability to work with and educate a variety of staff positions
* Excellent representative of Institution
* High level of professionalism at all times
* Excellent clinical experience in cardiovascular medicine
* Participates and promotes ongoing learning

Keywords: Naples Community Hospital, Cape Coral , RN Navigator Research NHI - Med Surg, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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