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To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the  Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.



External applicants (not an employee of VA Medical Center Memphis), to be considered for this job you must submit Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a) and a Resume.  If these forms are not received, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered.




Work Schedule:  Full-Time or Part-Time


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not  authorized for this position.



Description of Duties:  The VA Medical Center, Memphis, Office of Research, is recruiting for a well qualified Registered Nurse to serve as the local Site Coordinator of a Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) multicenter trial investigating low dose methylprednisolone in patients admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit with severe community-acquired pneumonia.  The trial is to be conducted in 40 VA Medical Centers.  The incumbent will be on a part-time term-limited appointment not to exceed 13 months initial appointment, renewable contingent upon continued funding.


The Site Coordinator (Registered Nurse) functions under the direct supervision of the site investigator or designees.  She/he is responsible for conducting approved clinical research trials that involve patients under the direct supervision of the physician investigator.  Duties and responsibilities include:  prepares protocol submissions for IRB/Human Research Protection and all pertinent regulatory forms; performs and manages clinical and administrative aspects of the study protocol on a daily basis; completes informed consent process with potential patients under principal investigator's approval; initiates patient contact and provides all necessary information for informed consent; manages and coordinates clinical aspects of laboratory and metabolic measures to ensure the timely and appropriate measurements for screening and treatment; completes data collection and oversees electronic submission of data to coordinating center for patient randomization and follow-up visits; and ensures follow-up of patients and close-out procedures.  Establish a working relationship with site investigator, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (CSPCC), study chairman's office and facility staff.  Organize and participate in meetings; complete collaborative institutional training initiative (CIT) for human studies and biosecurity. 


This posion can be filled as temporary, part-time or temporary full-time contingent on funding that will end in October 2015.