The Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) in collaboration with the physician, is responsible for the implementation and conduct of clinical trials with investigational anti-cancer agents in the Cancer Center. The CRN has expert knowledge of cancer as a disease process, cancer treatment modalities, and the process of conducting clinical research, in particular, clinical pharmacology studies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following job duties will be performed independently:
Supervises Clinical Research Coordinator positions to ensure protocol compliance, accurate data collection and sample acquisition.
Develops educational programs for the Nursing Staff regarding specific protocols
Develops protocol worksheets for use by the Nursing Staff Assists Administrative Director and Principal Investigator in developing protocol budget.
Responsible for coordinating study enrollment, establishing a database of patients, protocol treatment and follow-up care for patients participating in clinical trials.
Collaborates with primary nursing staff to provide nursing care to patients receiving therapy on a clinical research trial
Assists the principal investigator in the process of assuring adequate informed consent
Assures the primary nursing staff understands how to administer investigational agents per specifications of the protocol
Assures that blood sampling and specimen preparation is accomplished per specifications of the protocol; and monitors test results, as appropriate
Documents clinical study and therapy in patient's chart and all other databases as required.
In collaboration with the Nursing Staff, assesses patients on study for complications related to therapy.
Communicates observations/findings to attending physicians and in medical records are required.
Ensures that drug dosing and sample collections times are recorded on study worksheets.
Provides in-service training and serves as a resource to other clinical personnel including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health care professionals.
Communicates with referring and affiliated physicians to ensure documentation of clinical findings throughout the clinical trial
Collaborates with attending physicians to identify and recruit patients eligible for clinical trial.
Establishes and maintains database of prospective patients for clinical trials.
Oversees scheduling of patient laboratory and radiologic assessments, admissions, and clinic visits.
Establishes mechanisms to ensure complete and accurate data collection and documentation
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Analytical skills and ability to resolve problems
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Working knowledge of various computer applications
Excellent oral and written communication skills
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS:
Current MA licensure as Registered Nurse
At least 3 years of Oncology Nursing experience is preferred
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