This job is in an academic environment which offers the applicant the challenge and rewards of helping patients with Alzheimer's and dementia. The position will be approximately 50% clinical and 50% research, and consists of performing patient assessments, telephone triage and interviews with patients, providing patient education, outreach and coordination of care for patients and families. Research study responsibilities will include starting and maintaining intravenous infusions, reviewing clinical safety data, and performing a variety of standardized rating scales including the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR), Clinician's Interview-based Impression of Change, and Activities of Daily Living inventories. Previous experience and a high level of comfort with elderly and cognitively impaired patients is essential for this position. Patience, kindness and a sense of humor are valued characteristics, as is a careful attention to detail.
A four year college degree program in nursing; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in nursing. Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan. At least one year of experience in clinical research and a thorough understanding of Good Clinical Practice responsibilities. Ability to start and maintain IV infusions in elderly patients.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
The Department of Neurology at Michigan State University is jointly administered by both the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Its missions are to provide first-rate clinical care to individuals in the mid-Michigan area, to educate the next generation of physicians in the practice of Neurology, and to perform cutting-edge research in the clinical neurosciences. We ...are physically housed in the Clinical Center on the campus of MSU in East Lansing, MI. The department currently consists of 18 clinicians, 5 nurses and many support staff. Our clinical research arm, with 7 principal investigators, is engaged in over 20 clinical trials involving a range a disorders including Alzheimer's, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, MS and stroke.