The Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse manages the day to day operations of clinical trials under the auspices of physician investigators. The trial nurse contributes to the advancement of evidence-based oncology care by collecting quality data while providing nursing assessments to trial patients, advocating for patient safety, and maintaining trial integrity.
Collaborating with the research team to ensure protocol compliance, adherence to Good Clinical Practice, and current regulations, the Oncology Clinical Trails RN assists with patient recruitment and screening of patients according to protocol criteria, and ensures patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing clinical trial informed consent discussions.
Under the direction of physician investigators, manages the care of clinical trial patients, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures as well as assessment and reporting of symptoms.
Uses multiple communication methods to disseminate clinical trial information in order to educate staff and patients and facilitate the effective conduct of clinical trials.
Collaborates with the research team in the documentation, collection, submission and reporting of clinical data and regulatory forms per institutional, sponsor and governmental requirements.
In order to protect the rights and well-being of trial patients and validity and quality of trial data, demonstrates adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of clinical trials.
Collaborates with clinical research team to identify financial variables that affect research and supports good financial stewardship in clinical trials.
Takes responsibility for identifying professional development needs and opportunities to meet those needs.
Minimum Experience: Working knowledge of all aspects of regulatory and operational requirements of a community hospital clinical research program. Minimum 5 years Nursing experience, at least 3 as Oncology RN.
Minimum Education: BSN
Minimum Training: AHA BLS; Computer skills including MS office, Outlook or similar; experience and comfort in use of electronic medical records.
Special Skills: Ability to proactively pursue research interests in a self motivated manner showing good initiative and the ability to stay on task and meet assigned deadlines and goals. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Ability to work autonomously and as a team member. Ability to problem solve, set priorities and re-prioritize quickly. Strong interpersonal skills, verbal skills and written communication skills. Committed to continued learning and professional growth.
Must have an active Registered Nursing License (NH or ME)
Preferred Experience: 2 years recent (last 5 years) experience
Preferred Education: Advanced Degree
Preferred Training: Excel, data management; OCN
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