Texas Oncology is looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team! This position is for the North Austin location, one of the 175+ sites we have across the state of Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. This is a Monday-Friday position with no call, weekends or major holidays. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same todayat Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer.
Why work for us?
One reason to join our team is because we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a 401-k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you just for tracking your steps, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
The ideal candidate for the Clinical Research Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) will have the following background and experience:
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.
Minimum 1 year of nursing experience required, preferably in oncology.
Experience in Microsoft Office required.
Experience in clinical research preferred.
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.
What does the Clinical Research Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) do?
The Registered Nurse (RN) is 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.
The essential duties and responsibilities:
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.
Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and 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.
US Oncology, Inc.