Research Nurse Supervisor

Requisition Number:



Tuba City, AZ


Center Brief

The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is located administratively within International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The core activities housed at CAIH include research studies of infectious diseases and behavioral health, and a training program.

The Center has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.

General Summary

The Research Nurse Supervisor works for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Center) as part of its infectious disease prevention team.  This is a full-time position.  This position works together with the Center’s field and Baltimore-based research team to assist in the development, coordination and delivery of field-based public health services.  The goals of the infectious disease prevention projects are to evaluate the impact and efficacy of research projects aimed at improving health outcomes for Native American families and communities.  Study data results will focus on public health outcomes specific to the approved protocols at the worksite.

Brief summary of duties and qualifications:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as a Research Nurse Supervisor for the Center’s field-based infectious disease prevention projects. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary responsibility for the management of all activities at field research sites
  • Supervise team members
  • Responsible for assuring efficient, complete and accurate implementation of all aspects of multiple study protocols
  • External contact with members of the research study sponsoring agency, independent research monitors, and ancillary Center staff
  • Supervision of computer data entry, compilation and timely submission of summary reports, accurate record-keeping of all study participant data, enrollment of study participants; appointments of study participants, monitoring of clinic visits and hospitalizations of study participants, chart reviews, home visits, specimen collection and processing, interviews and study subject follow-up
  • Administering and supervision of the administering of immunizations
  • Adherence to administrative guidelines for vehicles, supplies and other project property
  • Screening of eligible participants for participation in research and service projects
  • Administering informed consent
  • Travel to and perform home and hospital-based visits as required by the study protocols
  • Collection and processing of specimens per study protocol and site policies
  • Data collection, review for document accuracy and processing as needed
  • Travel to field-based training meetings on a regular basis with overnight travel as needed
  • Travel to other field sites to assist with training of staff and other site duties as needed
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory)

  • Valid Nursing license in the state that the position is located, be part of the Nursing Compact, or have a 90 day temporary license issued by the state where they will be working prior to their start of employment
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • 1 year of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Research experience
  • Venipuncture and specimen collection experience

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be comfortable completing invasive procedures including specimen collection (nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples from participants; proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing; excellent organizational and time management skills; independent and self-motivated; highly organized and detail oriented; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrate strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.

Specific Physical Requirements

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials and pharmacological agents
  • Work requires standing and or walking for extended periods of time
  • Work requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform research study procedures


  • Current driver’s license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
  • Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed.  Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies. 

Contact Information

Online application link and full position description: Click here

For more information, please contact:

Eva Franco
Human Resources Manager
p: (507) 676-1244

**Please call or email to confirm application submission

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