Position SummaryTexas Oncology in San Antonio, TX is searching for a Clinical Research Coordinator I, Registered Nurse (RN) for the Downtown San Antonio location. This is a Monday-Friday 8:30a-5p position with no call, weekends or major holidays. This is an entry- level exempt position. Responsible for coordinating the screening, enrollment, and maintenance of patients on clinical trials. Duties include assuring protocol compliance for all patients on trial, participation in consent process, in collaboration with physicians and other providers ongoing assessments for changes in condition and adverse events, accurate and timely documentation/data entry, participates in education and training of other staff and patients, Ensures site research quality by practicing in compliance with US Oncology Research, Inc. (USOR) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Supports and adheres to US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics Business Standards.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
Collaborates with physicians and other providers to screen potential patients for eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in the informed consent process, and enrolls patients on clinical trials.
Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements. Dispenses investigational drug and provides patient teaching regarding administration. Maintains investigational drug accountability.
In collaboration with the physician and other providers, reviews patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug and thoroughly documents all findings. Responsible for reviewing protocol specific billing guides and submitting billing information to appropriate personnel.
Collaborates with study team on subject recruitment and study enrollment goals. Works with team to determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long-term clinical trials. Provides clinical services as required including patient assessments.
Assists with collection and maintenance of regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations. May collaborate with Research Site Leader in the study selection process. May participate in scheduling monitoring and auditing visits as well as interact with the monitors/auditors while onsite.
Participates in required training and education of staff and patients.
Assists with the preparation of orders by physicians to assure that protocol compliance is maintained. Communicates with physician regarding study requirements, need for dose modification, and adverse event reporting.
Minimum Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities):
Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education required (BSN preferred).
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in state of practice required.
Current BLCS or ACLS certification required.
OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred.
Business Experience -
Minimum 1 year of nursing experience required, preferably in oncology
Experience in Microsoft Office required
Experience in clinical research preferred
Specialized Knowledge/Skills -
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures such as protocols, informed consent documents, and regulatory documents
Ability to work independently, organize, prioritize, and follow through with results
Ability to solve practical problems and implement solutions
Must have excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong ability to multi-task
Excellent time management skills
Must have strong interpersonal skills to be able to interact with multiple people on many different levels
Must have a high level of attention to detail
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
May be responsible for basic clinical assessments
Environment (Office, warehouse, etc.) -
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc.)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
(This description is general in nature and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet company goals.)
ABOUT TEXAS ONCOLOGY:
The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the first choice for cancer care. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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