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SIDRA4106 - Research Nurse

Department: System Biology and Immunology Div
Division: Research Services Dept
Contract Type: Temporary
Closing Date: 31-May-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.


The Research branch will house several hundred researchers working on many aspects of Feto-maternal health. It will cover Basic, Translation, Clinical trials and Informatics research. The Department comprises two research floors totaling 10,000M2 and 9 smaller “satellite laboratories” throughout the hospital. The department will house basic laboratories as well as state of the art core facilities, e.g. Genomics, medicinal chemistry and Imaging.


Job Summary: The Research Nurse works within the Systems Biology department to coordinate clinical investigators and assist scientists in conducting clinical research. The research will be mainly focused on a grant-funded multicenter research study entitled “Human genetic susceptibility to severe viral infections in Childhood”. (S)he is primarily be responsible for the enrollment of human subjects, for biological sample (blood, saliva) and data collection, and delivers these to the research laboratories involved of the biological sample and data processing. (S)he ensures biological sample and data collection and entry/storage is conducted within stringent guidelines and assist the principal investigator in preparing or amending study protocols for review and approval by the respective Institutional Review Board(s).
Key Decisions and Impact:
  • The Research Nurse needs to make decisions based on information obtained at the time of data collection. There is no guidance/pathway to be followed to assist with this decision making process – they will be made based on clinical expertise, experience and intuition. The decisions need to be made independently as sometimes data collection will take place while working in the community or with an external healthcare provider, where there will be no-one more senior to request support from

  • The impact of the decision made will have a direct effect on the quality of the data obtained, which in turn will affect the quality of research produced by Sidra

  • Considering the inclusion/exclusion criteria of the clinical research protocol(s), the Research Nurse decides if a subject can be enrolled or not. The main impact of his analytical and decisional ability is on the respect of the duration and safe conduct of the Clinical Research, as defined in the protocol(s) approved by the IRB.

  • In relation to the complexity of the clinical research protocols, the Research Nurse can decide if a biological sample can be accepted or not, considering the compliance with predefined parameters. The main impact of this decision is to avoid an increased discomfort for the enrolled subjects due to repeated biological sample collection.

  • Finally, in relation to the complexity of the clinical research protocols, the Research Nurse can decide if any unanticipated problems are encountered throughout the study that may lead to an increase in the risk for study subjects or others above minimum risk. This will be recorded, immediately communicated to the Lead PI and reported by the lead PI or the key PIs at the first opportunity to the Institutional Review Board.

Key Role Accountablities:


  • Coordinates the daily job foreseen by the Clinical Research Protocol as agreed with Principal Investigator(s)

  • Liaises with Sidra nurses and other external healthcare providers to aid understanding of research principles.

  • Obtains consent for research-related interviews and procedures.

  • Maintains consent log, detailing reasons for non-consent.

  • Performs face-to-face interviews with patients, parents and other subjects serving as controls.

  • Assesses the ability of other clinical staff to safely and accurately assist with data collection and entry for research projects

  • Liaises with Medical Records Departments to obtain relevant research data.

  • Identifies problems related to patient data and alerts Principle Investigator

  • Organizes, collects, stores, and sends data

  • Organizes, collects and stores biological samples (e.g. blood, saliva, buccal swabs)

  • Manages databases of the clinical research protocols assigned to.

  • Telephones or visits patients at home to conduct follow-up tests and interviews.

  • Supports in the preparation of newsletters and reports.

  • Participates in the clinical research protocol creation, amendments, closure, evaluation and reporting.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Specific Technicial Requirements:
  • Understands health sciences and health care environment and the policies, issues and trends that impact that environment

  • Basic understanding of biomedical research.

  • Comprehensive understanding on Clinical Research, and regulations (National/International)

  • Ability to manage health information resources in a broad range of formats

  • Understand and use technology and systems to manage all forms of information

  • Understand scientific research methods and have the ability to critically examine and filter research literature from many related disciplines

  • Acquired competencies and knowledge on the management of confidentiality and privacy
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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