Research Nurse - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

Hiring By - Biostaffic

 BioPharma

Houston, Texas - United States

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Research Nurse position is to provide clinical evaluation, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of patients enrolled in department research protocols. Serves as an effective point of contact regarding status and progress of clinical trials. Affects research protocols and patients in designated protocols. Scope of position is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and requires adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution.
The Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics conducts broad phase I studies across disease boundaries and molecular targets. We strive to provide outstanding patient care while performing innovative phase I trials with new drugs that may eventually improve the management of cancer.
KEY FUNCTIONS
Coordinate activities related to initiation and conduct of clinical trials.
Work with staff in Patient Business Services to develop research charge tickets for protocols.
Interact with clinic staff to make sure research charge tickets are used appropriately and that billing to sponsored study accounts is accurate.
Timely notification of patient on study to patient access coordinator and PBS.
Screen patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and/or medical record review in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Instruct co-workers in allied fields in procedures for recording patient information.
Maintain data necessary for audits.
Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.
Participate in protocol-specific clinical tasks as needed.
Provides nursing assessment and assists in management of toxicities and/or adverse events that patients may experience while on department clinical trials.
Identifies and provides patient and family educational needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up in clinical trials.
If necessary, administers investigational medications, following acceptable nursing procedures/guidelines.
Orders protocol-related test(s), procedures and consults.
Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.
Assist the primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data.
Retrieves protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enters it into a computerized database or on a handwritten case report form.
Evaluates response to treatment, treatment toxicities and adverse drug reactions and reports appropriately to the principal investigator, the Institutional Review Board and the study sponsor.
Provides protocol summary reports as requested.
Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.
Provide professional and ancillary staff education concerning protocols by written and/or computerized directions.
Provides accurate information as required to the multidisciplinary team, concerning research protocol eligibility and availability.
Acts as a liaison to coordinate studies with sponsor institutions and pharmaceutical companies.
Communicates efficiently and effectively with internal as well as external referring physicians regarding protocol eligibility and availability.
Keeps current concerning oncology, research and data management issues through reading and/or attending meetings/in-services.
Represents the department in order to attract new protocols from physicians, and pharmaceutical companies.
Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.
To maintain a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs, including on-site training and off-site conferences.
Attend department research meetings and conferences.
Attend approved off-site meetings and conferences.
Supplement education as needed through use of reference materials, lectures, etc.
Be punctual in arriving at all professional functions.
Inform appropriate staff and arrange coverage for necessary functions when absent.
Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.
EDUCATION
Required:
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
EXPERIENCE
Required:
One year of registered nursing experience.
Preferred:
Prior Research Nurse experience.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Required:
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Preferred:
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 166009
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 70,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 116,500
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
  • Science Jobs: No

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No

Location:

  • Houston, Texas - United States

Experience:

  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Current Openings: 0

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. MD Anderson provides cancer care at several convenient locations throughout the Greater Houston Area and collaborates with community hospitals and health systems nationwide through MD Anderson Cancer Network®. U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson the nation's top hospital for cancer care. Every year since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals. The recognition reflects the passion of our 21,000 extraordinary employees and 1,000 volunteers for providing exceptional care to our patients and their families, and for realizing our mission to #EndCancer. You can view all of our career opportunities at careers.mdanderson.org.
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