Thermal Vascular Research Nurse

Texas Health Resources

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    Texas Health Resources
    Jun 27, 2019

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is currently seeking to hire a full time Research Registered Nurse for our Exercise Physiology, Thermal and Vascular Lab.

The address is: 7232 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231.


Salary Rate: $35.00 per hour – grant funded.

Work Schedule: Full Time. 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday 8AM-5PM


The focus of the Thermal and Vascular Physiology Laboratory is neural control of the cardiovascular system, with emphasis on the skin, including:

  • Identifying the consequences of skin grafting on the ability of burn survivors to regulate internal temperature


  • Understanding how heat stress compromises the control of blood pressure during hemorrhage
  • Identifying mechanisms responsible for increases in sweating and skin blood flow during post-menopausal hot flashes

Research Coordination • Assists investigators in planning, development, and implementation of research protocols • Interviews, evaluates, and schedules prospective subjects who may become participants in research protocols according to criteria

  • Provides new subjects with an overview of follow-up visits and the purpose of the study
  • Responsible for data acquisition as well as analysis and management of specific protocols as determined by the principal investigator
  • Assists in coordinating the development and operation of the Clinical Research Center, when indicated


Patient/Subject Comfort and Safety

  • Obtains informed consent • Responds to emergency situations effectively
  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency preparedness codes
  • Recognizes safety hazards and acts to protect patients
  • Evaluates patient and research subject’s understanding of tests and procedures and educates appropriately
  • Functions as an active member of the medical emergency team
  • Consistently uses two identifiers when providing treatments • Follows fall protocol(s), implements safety measures, and completes all documentation
  • Assures equipment alarms are activated and audible; operates equipment in a safe manner



  • Collaborates with the nursing staff of the Neuromuscular Center, the Exercise Physiology Center, and the Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Unit to develop IEEM specific nursing policies and procedures



  • Performs clinically indicated procedures on patients and research subjects in accordance with skills
  • Prepares patients’ charts and assists with the physical examinations
  • Coordinates scheduling of patient’s visits by letter or telephone
  • Coordinates various medical and paramedical consultations
  • Organizes data from clinical studies, including performing specific analysis as required by physician and assists physician in preparing clinical reports

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Associates Degree Required in Nursing. Completion of BSN within two years of earliest start date in a Texas Health RN role is required without a previously approved exemption.
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing Preferred
  • 6 Months experience ICU / CCU / ER / or equivalent
  • RN – Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required.
  • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support or or CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 30 Days Required
  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire Preferred
  • Trauma, ICU, CCU trained nurses preferred


Skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment


Why Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women’s services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.


Texas Health Highlights

  • 2019 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (5th year in a row)
  • 2018 Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” (4th year in a row)
  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor
  • A “Best Workplaces in Texas” by Fortune and Great Place to Work®
  • 2019 “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma” by Great Place to Work® and Fortune (ranked #1)
  • A 2019 Gold level LearningElite award – national list of best organizations for learning and development by Chief Learning Officer magazine
  • A 2019 “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

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