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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences

May require a Bachelor’s degree based on the specific internship program.

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
0-2 years related experience. 2 years experience working in a medical or scientific research setting, preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrates adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research. Work requires organizational skills, knowledge of basic mathematical, data collection and analysis, and research principles. Knowledge of human subjects research. Excellent computer skills in a Windows and/or Mac environment. Excellent writing, editing, and proofing skills.

Required Licenses and Certifications

CITI certification required.

Functional Accountabilities

Research Projects
  1. Maintain confidentiality of data, as required.
  2. Plan, conduct, and manage research projects.
  3. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
Project Administration
  1. Ensure compliance with program guidelines and requirements of funding and regulatory agencies.
  2. Stay informed of and adhere to human research protection guidelines, relevant best practices, and changes to any research protocol.
  3. Accurately complete IRB submissions on time.
  4. Anticipate study needs and work to accomplish them in a timely manner.
  5. Seek assistance, when needed.
Data Collection
  1. Collect data in order to facilitate operational and clinical research activities.
  2. Enter clinical and research data and information into database, include electronic CRFs and sample tracking databases.
  3. Follow established guidelines in the collection of clinical data and/or administration of clinical studies.
  4. Support aggregation and analysis of study data, as directed by senior research staff.
Professional Development
  1. Attend and contribute to team meetings, including working to set and achieve project timelines and deliverables.
  2. Obtain training and certification as required by study protocol (e.g., CITI training).
  3. Complete all study requirements such as CHEX and Human Subjects training as required.
  4. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.