Exciting position as a clinical nurse lead (CNL)within the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium(MCRC) Leadership Team. MCRC is a multi-state consortium of community hospitals offering both federally funded and pharmaceutical sponsored oncology research trials in community hospitals. MCRC has been continuously funded for over 20 years through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)and currently is funded as an NCI Community Oncology Research Program. The person accepting this position will serve as an educator, coach and clinical resource to oncology research nurses at St Joseph Mercy Health System and those and nurses across the consortium . CNL will collaborate with dynamic MCRC leadership team including Executive Director, Manager, Principal Investigator and Senior Research Coordinators with opportunities to collaborate with national teams in NCI network."
Assumes responsibility for improvements in standard research procedures and oversight of nursing practice for the 14 hospital Michigan Cancer Research Consortium National Community Oncology Research Program (MCRC-NCORP) Provides leadership, mentorship and supervision to Research Nurses and investigators across the consortium, assuring compliance with federal regulations and best practices. Provides direct coordination of care across the continuum for patients, and their health care providers, who are registered to oncology research trials while also providing support to the Director of Oncology Research to develop SOP's, policies and procedure, education plans and documentation of competencies. Assists with evaluation of Research Staff as in collaboration with the Director of Oncology Research. Performs patient evaluations, administers medications, and research instruments and provides nursing support to health care providers performing specialized diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures per protocol.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops staff and other health professional's knowledge related to Oncology Research, both federal and industry sponsored.
Initiates, supports and provides leadership for organizational mechanisms across the Regional Hospitals of the MCRC –NCOPR to ensure quality, safety, efficiency and regulatory compliance for Oncology Research.
Provides direct supervision and assists Director of Oncology Research in evaluation of Regional Research Nurses of the NCORP.
Provides Coordination of care to patients and support to oncologists(medical, radiation and surgical) and other specialists for management of patients on a wide variety of pharmaceutical and National Cancer Institute sponsored oncology clinical research protocols.
Collaborates with Pharmacy to develop and maintain a library of Investigational Regimens for the Regional Oncology EMR.
Assures through direct guidance and interpretation of the protocols that MD orders appropriate tests, follow-up and treatments per the protocol guidelines.
Independently evaluates patients for toxicity and performance status and grades/reports toxicities based on protocol requirements and assigns performance status independently and then reviews w/investigator assigning attribution and assuring protocol treatments are modified based on criteria provided in the protocol
Consults with national research bases and sponsors related to protocol on behalf of investigators and patients to assure compliance with protocol and patient safety.
Provides direction, education, orientation and supervision to investigators, research nurses and research coordinators of all sites of the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium Community Clinical Oncology Program (currently 14 hospitals in 3 states in 2014) for the 150 + research studies available including, but not limited to: assessing patient eligibility, patient management based on protocol, regulatory compliance and documentation.
Provides direction and supervision of SJMH research coordinators and other research support staff related to data submission and management of patient care.
Independently screens patients medical history and collaborates with investigator to determine if patients are eligible for trial and then educates and consents potential study participants per federal guidelines.
Makes referrals to in-house or community professionals and serves as a clinical resource to research patients, investigators, and other staff.
Analyzes and evaluates clinical data to assess for trends of potential adverse events. Recognizes and reports potential adverse events in cooperation with the investigators and principal investigator.
Acts as patient advocate between the investigator, clinical departments and the cooperative groups.
Collects data, assists in developing data collection systems, and compiles reports.
Serves as liaison to other departments, outside organizations, and industry representatives on related research study or clinical trial issues.
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Masters Degree in Nursing preferred, however, Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience in Federally Funded Oncology Research with a leadership and project management responsibilities will be considered.
Current licensure in the State of Michigan.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to work closely with principal investigators and other stakeholders to coordinate the day-to-day activities of research study patients.
Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to manage study related budges and grant related activities.
Knowledge of research design principles, statistics, regulatory requirements, and ethical requirements.
Working knowledge of utilization of internet based computer programs and good basic computer skills.
Ability to work both independently and in team-oriented settings.
Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate study and patient schedules.
Internal Number: 00080901
About St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties
in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and
Wayne. It includes 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital, 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann
Arbor, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in
Pontiac, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, and 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia.
Combined, the hospitals
• are licensed for 1,726 beds,
• employ more than 14,000 individuals and
• have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System prides itself on providing the highest level services for its
patients. SJMHS offers revolutionary cancer care using the state’s first CyberKnife; it created
an innovative telemedicine program which links patients to leading experts by use of a
Stroke Robot; SJMHS doctors proctor other doctors nationwide on leading-edge daVinci
robotic procedures including minimally invasive heart bypass; and it is discovering new
standards for care to best serve our senior patients with the nation’s first Senior ERs.
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is committed to featuring state-of-the-art facilities to
encourage the healing of body, mind and spirit.