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Texas Oncology/Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center is looking for a Clinical Research Nurse (RN) to join our team! This position is located at our Medical City offices in Dallas.
Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Mary Crowley Cancer Research is an early phase clinical research center performing a vital role in the cancer research field. Established in 1992 with a focus to expand patient treatment options through the study of molecular mechanisms of cancer, we offer advanced cancer patients access to clinical trials containing the latest investigational gene-targeted and immune therapies.
Why work for us?
Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology/Mary Crowley Research Center in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
What does the Clinical Research Nurse (RN) do?
The clinical research nurse, manages the screening, enrollment, and maintenance of patients on clinical trials. Duties include assuring protocol compliance for all patients on trial, participation in consent process, ongoing assessments for changes in condition and adverse events, accurate and timely documentation/data entry, responsible for education and training of other staff and patients, understands the strategic and operational objectives of the research program, may performs high level financial work including budget oversight. Trains and promotes professional development of staff. Ensures site research quality by practicing in compliance with US Oncology Research, Inc. (USOR) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations through OSHA, CDC and HIPPA. Supports and adheres to US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics Business Standards. Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities:
Screens potential patients for protocol eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in the informed consent process, and enrolls patients on clinical trials. Responsible for review of consents to ensure proper execution of the informed consent process for study subjects.
Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements. Disburses investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration and other patient educational needs. Maintains investigational drug accountability. Oversees the preparation of orders by physicians to assure that protocol compliance is maintained.
Working independently, reviews patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug and thoroughly documents and reports all findings to physician and care team. Enters orders to assure that protocol compliance is maintained. Communicates with physician regarding study requirements, need for dose modification, and adverse event reporting Provide clinical services as required including patient assessments.
Responsible for reviewing protocol specific billing guides and submitting billing information to appropriate personnel. Responsible for compiling and reporting protocol activity, accrual data, and research financials to practice administration and physicians. May be responsible for the development of practice research budgets.
Maintains regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations. Participate in scheduling monitoring and auditing visits. Interacts with the monitors/auditors while on-site. Provide input in determining, and implementing improvements to policies/processes. Works with clinic staff to solve complex issues around patient trial participation. Develops SOPs in collaboration with research and clinical teams.
Due to expertise in subject matter, functions in a lead role as a resource for research staff. Conduct protocol-specific training for study personnel to include training of staff in preparation for study activities Review protocols and provide input on study activities in relation to areas of responsibility. May work with SRL to determine study recruitment and enrollment goals. Oversees subject recruitment and study enrollment to meet goals. Leads efforts to find effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long-term clinical trials Assists SRL in feasibility assessments and study selection.
Trains and promotes professional development of staff.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the Clinical Research Nurse (RN) will have the following background and experience:
Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education required (BSN preferred)
Minimum of 1-3 year of RN experience required, preferably in oncology
Willing to consider a mid or senior level candidate
Current licensure as a registered nurse in state of practice
Current BLS or ACLS certification required
OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.