A parkinson's research nurse (m/f)

 

Attached to the neurology department. For an 18-month fixed term contract at 80% FTE.


Mission:

The Parkinson's Research Nurse coordinates and participates within the institution, in clinical research focused on Parkinson's pathology. This research has been operating since 2015 within the framework of the National Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (NCER-PD) and aims to identify biomarkers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease. It is a privileged interlocutor for the participants of this research.  NCER-PD is an interdisciplinary program combining clinical, experimental and computational approaches to Parkinson's disease research. The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) is one of the partners of NCER-PD with other major biomedical research institutions in Luxembourg, in collaboration with national and international partners and initiatives in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. In this context, the research nurse is a privileged interlocutor for the participants of this research.
 

Another part of the mission is to advise people with Parkinson's disease in the management of their disease and their treatment to optimize their quality of life (patient empowerment).

The CHL is looking for a Parkinson Research Nurse (m/f) to join the interdisciplinary team:
 

Main duties:

  • Gather consent from the patient who is participating in the study by explaining the ins and outs.
  • Collect pseudonymized and standardized data, standardized patient history.
  • Collect standardized information before the medical consultation.
  • Assess patients using scales such as Beck Depression Inventar, QoL.
  • Encode the collected data in the dedicated database.
  • Manage and maintain the database.
  • Apply clinical scales on Parkinson's disease after training.
  • Take samples and assist with skin biopsies and lumbar punctures.
  • Coordinate patient follow-up and contact patients who are not attending regularly.
  • Work in collaboration with the various hospital partners and players.
  • Collaborate with the team members of the University of Luxembourg (UL), the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the National Health Laboratory (LNS).
  • Material management.
     

Specific tasks of the service:

  • To share the knowledge acquired during specialized training with the staff of the neurology and neurosurgery units for the use of pumps and stimulators.
  • Provide specific information to patients about treatment options for Parkinson's disease, functional treatments such as physiotherapy, speech therapy ...
  • Promote the patient's empowerment process.
  • Coordinate different types of support for patients e.g., social, emotional support ...
  • Organize and coordinate meetings with patient associations.

 
Profile sought:

  • Authorization to practice the profession of nursing in Luxembourg.
  • Professional experience: experience in neurology and neurosurgery is an asset, interest in Parkinson's disease.
  • Knowledge of clinical research.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Language skills: English, German and/or French. Luxembourgish is considered an advantage.
  • Special skills and personal qualities required: Oral and written communication, rigor, organization, ability to synthesize, autonomy, curiosity.
     

Our offer:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork (physicians, neuropsychologists and research nurses, as well as project managers and administrative staff, ...)
  • The prospect of becoming involved in other research or care projects (promotion of mobility for people with Parkinson's disease, patient-centered research, etc.), depending on one's interests.
  • Promotion of participation in congresses and support of participants during studies in other countries.
  • Promotion of continuing education and studies in Parkinson's care, nursing, ...
  • Support for language learning during working hours according to the needs of the department.
  • Remuneration according to the FHL collective agreement.
     

Hours:

8 am - 4:30 pm, variable according to service needs, travel and weekend activities
 

Applications (cover letter, CV) should be sent by email to recrutement [at] chl.lu and parkinson [at] chl.lu.

NB : A criminal record will be requested from candidates seen in the interview.