Research Nurse - Pediatrics Neurology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Research Nurse - Pediatrics Neurology

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Nursing

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230002CT

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

The Research Nurse working in Pediatric Neurology will be responsible for the management and oversight of interventional clinical trials. Perform research related activities such as screening and enrolling patients, perform study-specific questionnaires/scales as needed, coordinating follow up visits with the clinical team, assisting with the regulatory/financial start-up process for industry-sponsored studies, submission of safety reports/adverse events to regulatory agents and sponsors, attend research related meetings and present data to principal investigators as needed, coordinate collection and submission of research samples, coordinate all study-related procedures performed on research patients, work closely with the financial and administrative teams to ensure proper invoicing of research visits/procedures to sponsors. In addition, the Research Nurse will perform all clinical assessments as specified by the protocols and perform study interventions such as investigational drug administration and infusions as needed.

This position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic research team and to work in an inclusive environment that fosters intellectual and professional growth. You will be working alongside experts in the field that perform lifesaving clinical research on a variety of conditions. Our center prides itself on implementing the principles of teamwork and collaboration; we ensure our employees receive the necessary tools and training to succeed in their roles.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston, Pediatric Neurology

University Professional Building @ 6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Recruits and screens patients, collects specimens as necessary for research project and in accord with research protocols

  2. Enrolls suitable candidates, ensuring all necessary documentation is collected and processed. Provides basic background and education to participants regarding the research project, and potential risks or benefits of participation.

  3. Inputs data and maintains research databases and related records needed for research.

  4. Schedules follow-up visits and maintains contact with patients, patients families, department staff, pharmaceutical company representatives, other faculty members and researchers as directed by the Senior Research Nurse or Research Associate.

  5. Distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principle investigator, and others as requested

  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


Registered Nurse (State of Texas)

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school with one (1) year of related experience.


Associates degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school with three (3) years of related experience.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.