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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Research Nurse.
As a Senior Oncology Research Nurse you will work directly with patients and health care providers throughout the course of cancer clinical trials, and will play a key role in ensuring the compliant and ethical conduct of cancer clinical research. As a core member of the research team, you will evaluate eligibility of our patients to participate in clinical trials, educate patients and families about the trial, coordinate the informed consent process and trial enrollment. Responsibilities include the tracking of symptoms and medications, and coordinating care to ensure patients are treated in compliance with the clinical trial protocol. You will provide expert guidance on symptom management to ensure patient safety and compliance with the protocol and will collaborate with all members of the research team to effectively direct and manage all aspects of the research protocol under the supervision of the principal investigator and the Perlmutter Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office. In this role, you are an integral member of a team that advances clinical care and places you at the cutting edge of cancer research. In addition, you will assume the role of a preceptor, providing training, mentorship; identify educational needs of clinical research coordinators and research nurses in their orientation period. Serves as a role model and ongoing mentor to clinical research coordinators and research nurses.
Facilitates recruitment to cancer clinical trials by screening scheduled patients for basic eligibility criteria. Ensures patients are informed of available clinical trials.
Provide direct patient care as part of a multidisciplinary team utilizing a base of knowledge and an understanding of the objectives of the protocol to provide continuity of care to patients throughout various stages of treatment on protocol and follow-up. Performs procedures within the scope of the NYULMC nursing practice (vital sign monitoring, specimen collection, serial blood drawing via venipuncture or venous and central access intravenous lines, fluid delivery, and assisting with medical procedures).
Facilitates the informed consent process and evaluates patient eligibility for participation in a cancer research study with the principal investigator.
Documents study assessments, provides education and maintains communication with the research study participants and their families.
Uses expert nursing judgment to maintain the integrity of the research protocol in accordance with federal regulation and good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines, and coordinates care to ensure the compliant conduct of the trial while maintaining patient safety.
Reviews each new protocol with the principal investigator prior to approval by the peer review committee for feasibility and addresses questions or concerns to the appropriate personnel (Principal Investigator, Clinical trials Office (CTO), Medical Director, Director of Nursing).
Participates in multi-disciplinary discussions to discuss feasibility of new protocols at Disease Management Group meetings.
Communicates effectively with all members of the research care team and with the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) throughout the study start up and closure process.
Ensures data integrity by ensuring high quality source documentation is recorded within the electronic medical record and any other research related documents.
Participates in an orientation program (Cancer Center competencies) and staff development programs relevant to clinical specialty and studies. Participates in all study-related conferences, as assigned.
Participates in performance improvement initiatives in the Cancer Center, such as work redesign initiatives, audits of departmental studies, and related work. Utilizes evidence-based practice methods to improve patient care. Follows Good Clinical Practice guidelines and federal regulations (IHC, April 1996).
Providing training, mentorship, and identifies initial and ongoing educational needs of clinical research coordinators and research nurses in their orientation period. Ensure new staff are able to apply relevant federal regulation, good clinical practice guidelines, and institutional policy governing the conduct of human subjects research to the clinical trials for which they provide clinical coordination services.
Provides regular feedback to the Oncology Nurse Manager, Snr. Director of Nursing, and the Administrative Medical Directors of the Clinical Trials Office on the progress of clinical research coordinators and research nurses in orientation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a NYS RN License with current registration. Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) required Prior RN experience in a clinical setting preferred. 2+ years experience coordinating clinical/research trials studies preferred. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Effective verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff and management Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently. Commitment to continuous learning. Ability to manage time, multi task and prioritize work. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems; ability to work well under pressure. Performs other duties as assigned. Oncology Nursing Society membership preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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