Position Information: Performs professional protocol specific nursing activities for oncology patients to include but not limited to patient screening in tumor boards and outside referrals, adverse event and toxicity monitoring, disease response, and quality of life. Interacts with physicians and data management in study conduct, attends study specific meetings, site initiation visits, and serves as a clinical leader among the clinical research team.
Physician Assistance. Collaborates with physicians to ensure protocol compliance. Under physician supervision, administer study medication and/or review study closing at each cycle in order to complete follow up procedures with the patient.
Information. Responsible for clinical data collection including PK and PD sampling and toxicity assessments and medication assessments.
Patient Prep/Follow Up. Counsels patient, family or legal guardian regarding side effects of oncology treatments and disease process. Assesses patient for protocol compliance and toxicity management.
Collaboration. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to include but not limited to physicians, mid-level providers, and other clinical staff to provide efficient quality patient care.
Supervision. May instruct medical personnel in the use of highly specialized research equipment, drugs, etc. Directs and evaluates the work of staff to include but not limited to Clinic Clerks, Medical Assistants, and other Nurses. Acts as lead when worked performed requires minimum direct supervision.
Research. Participates in and contributes to oncology clinical research activities related to a specific oncology specialty. Coordinates with the CTO Lead Research Nurse and Director to develop and implement studies in assigned area. Coordinates research priorities for specified area.
Compliance. Collaborates with data management and regulatory specialists to develop action plans to address study protocol noncompliance. Represents site for sponsor-initiated and FDA audits.
Training. Educates research staff regarding new studies and treatment modalities. Must undergo chemotherapy and bio-therapy training.
Meetings and Conferences. Participates in conferences pertaining to research disease site.
Leadership. Directs and evaluates the work of some personnel to include but not limited to research coordiantors, research LPNs, and other research nurses. Acts as a lead employee when work performed requires little or no direct supervision.
As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Experience: 12 months professional level (RN) experience in oncology or clinical research. Will accept Associate's Degree in Nursing with 24 months of professional nursing (RN) experience, for a total of 36 months experience.
Certifications/Licenses: State of Oklahoma Registered Nurse Licensure and BLS certification or ability to obtain within 90 days from hire date.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of treatment alternatives, drug properties, interactions, and preventive health care measures.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to give full attention to what is being said, understand what is being said and ask questions as appropriate.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete projects in a timely manner.
Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to determine the proper course of action while following established standards.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Standing for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Bending, stooping, lifting, and walking.