Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Clinical Trials Nurse assumes responsibility for representing the Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services in the review and implementation of clinical trials in the DFCI ambulatory clinic, DFCI Inpatient Hospital and BWH inpatient units. Responsibilities include providing nursing input into the research protocol review process for active treatment protocols, collaborating with research study teams and clinical areas and assisting with training of new research nurses. The Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Represents the nursing division on key clinical research protocol committees including Institutional Review Boards and the Scientific Review Board.
Reviews all new clinical research protocols for nursing specific implications and makes recommendations for changes as necessary.
Collaborates with Principal Investigators, and/or research nurses and clinical research associates regarding the protocols.
Coordinates the nursing protocol education program for active treatment protocols.
Works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team. Communicates effectively with colleagues and other healthcare team members.
Initiates, develops and maintains 'on-line nursing summary' protocol education sheets.
Serves as nursing representative for activation sign-off of protocols and regimens.
Assists with the training and education of new research nurses.
Reviews protocol related violations and deviations for nursing specific implications and makes recommendations for practice improvements as needed.
Assists in review of sites applying to become satellite affiliates.
Adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001) in all
aspects of professional practice.
Complies with accepted standards of professional nursing practice, as well as with all licensure/registration requirements applicable to the nursing role.
Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age.
Maintains BLS certification.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred
Masters degree in nursing or related field preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of recent oncology experience preferred