Oncology Research Nurse

Park Nicollet Health Services Saint Louis Park , MN 55416

Posted 2 weeks ago

Independently oversees and provides patient care management and education, or conducts research using sound nursing judgment, critical thinking, and clinical knowledge and skills. Serves as a mentor/resource to other research and education staff Provides clinical consultative, educational and research support.

Collaborates with primary care and specialty departments within PNHS Interacts with the community and external customers, and disseminates knowledge and expertise to other health professionals including oral presentations and written manuscripts. Education/Experience: BA, BS, AD, in Nursing from an accredited college or university, current RN licensure in the state of Minnesota plus three to five years of experience as an RN, Masters Degree desirable.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Certifications/Licenses: Strong critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills Understands and applies teaching/learning principles Works independently, as well as collaboratively, displaying effective communication skills Supportive of team members Works in concert with team members and interdisciplinary staff Strong prioritization, multi-tasking skills and ability to handle large workload. This position requires direct patient contact: Demonstrates knowledge of age related growth and development principles necessary to provide appropriate service and assure safety of patients.

Additional Information

The Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC) is a nonprofit research program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and participating hospitals and clinics. We are a consortium consisting of 25 community hospitals and oncology clinics with over 160 physician members in the Minneapolis/St.

Paul metro-area and surrounding communities, extending to the western Wisconsin area. Our programs mission is to bring the advantages of cancer research to the community. MMCORC provides the opportunity for patients and physicians to have access to National Cancer Institute (NCI) and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials for all types of adult cancer. Please visit our website for more information about our program: www.mmcorc.orgThis program provides people in our community access to:The newest therapies available for cancer treatment

Management of treatment side effects and disease symptoms

Studies directed at cancer prevention

Molecular-based precision medicine research


Cancer care delivery research This position will be based primarily at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and an affiliated oncology clinic in Minneapolis, MN with the need to travel to other local sites. This senior research nurse position will work collaboratively with physicians in identifying and managing patients on NCI and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials.

This position involves direct patient care and involves a strong patient advocacy role. Additional responsibilities include:Screens potential patients for protocol eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in informed consent process, and enrolls patients onto clinical trials.Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements.May disburse investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration.

Maintains accurate investigational drug accountability records.In collaborations with the physician, reviews patients for changes in conditions, adverse events, concomitant medications use, protocol compliance, response to study drug, and thoroughly documents all findings.Report adverse drug reactions and protocol deviations to study sponsor, NCI and FDA according to prescribed reporting system.Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, data entry, and reporting.Report adverse drug reactions and protocol deviations to study sponsor, NCI and FDA according to prescribed reporting system. Participates in monitoring and auditing activities and visits. Participates in required training and education programs.

Responsible for education of clinic staff regarding clinical research.Special Knowledge/

Skills:
Oncology nursing experience preferred.Strong critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills.Understands and applies teaching/learning principles.Works independently, as well as collaboratively, displaying effective communication skills.Supportive of team members.Works in concert with team members and interdisciplinary staff.Strong prioritization, multi-tasking skills, and ability to handle large workload.Have a strong drive for results with patient centered focus.Come join our team of researchers as we bring the advantages of cancer research to the community.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The OrganizationAt Park Nicollet you're part of something bigger. We're a member of the HealthPartners organization, an award-winning integrated health care system comprised of several organizations.

HealthPartners includes a team of 21,000 people dedicated to making a difference for our members, patients and the community. Whether you want to work in direct patient care, or support those who do, you will find a vast variety of job opportunities. Here, your contributions help to improve lives and impact health care for the better.

If you want to make a difference, we want you on our team.Park Nicollet Mission, Vision and ValuesMission: Our mission is to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients and community.Vision: Health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust.Values:Excellence We strive for the best results and always look for ways to improve.Compassion We care and show empathy and respect for each person.Partnership We are strongest when we work together and with those we serve.Integrity We are open and honest, and we keep our commitments.What makes us unique?At Park Nicollet, we never forget why we're here.

Your health and well-being is our top priority and is at the forefront of everything we do. We believe outstanding health care is delivered when we merge the science and intellect of medicine with the compassion, spirit and humanity of our hearts. We refer to this as "Head + Heart, Together," and it exists to inspire constant improvement and lasting success.

We achieve this by partnering with patients and families in everything from care decisions to service and facility design. As we work together as a unified team, we engage patients, families and the community, and put them at the center of everything we do.To learn more about our organization, including our award winning care, please visit our website at www.parknicollet.com.



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Oncology Research Nurse

Park Nicollet Health Services