Senior Research Nurse - Thoracic / Head & Neck Medical Oncology

University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Houston , TX 77020

Posted 6 days ago

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

The Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology provides the highest quality of care to our patients and advances the treatment and prevention of aerodigestive cancers through innovative clinical and laboratory research.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Protocol Management:

Assumes responsibility for the effective operation of research protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator and study sponsor. If required by the protocol, ensures capture of research-associated tests and procedure charges to the research financial account.

Assesses patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and/or medical record review in inpatient and outpatient settings. On a real-time basis, assesses the patient's clinical status; coordinates, evaluates and follows the patient's participation in clinical trials.

Collaborates with the entire medical care team as necessary.

Provides documentation in the patient's medical record, protocol specific documents, and institutional requirements.

Communicates availability of protocol treatments for accrual.

Participates in the development and maintenance of the protocol-specific order sets. Maintains the institutional patient regulatory protocol requirements.

Notifies clinical and/or research laboratories of protocol-required laboratory tests.

Prepares orders for protocol-related tests, procedures, consults, requests for pathology slides and blocks as needed.

Protocol Data:

Assists the primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data.

Oversees protocol-related data documentation in the medical record.

Collaborates with data entry staff to ensure data is accurately entered into required database or on a handwritten case report form.

Reviews patient response to treatment, treatment toxicities and adverse drug reactions with the principal investigator.

Reports to the Institutional Review Board and the study sponsor.

Provides protocol summary reports as requested.

Patient Education & Professional Education:

Identifies patient and family educational needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up in clinical trials.

Ensures human subjects protection in accordance with federal, state and institutional requirements.

Facilitates the patient's provision of initial informed consent and re-consent.

Addresses research participants' inquiries and concerns.

Provides professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols by preparing in-service materials.

Provides accurate information as requested to the multidisciplinary team.

Keeps current concerning oncology and research study management issues through reading and/or attending meetings/in-services.

Training and Mentoring:

Under the direction of the Research Nurse Manager, the Sr. Research Nurse will aid in mentoring, training, and development of newly on boarded research team members.

Serves as a resource to team members and guides team in the absence of the Research Nurse Manager.

Proactively seeks out educational opportunities and share knowledge learned with the research team.

Develops research documents and tools to aid in successfully meeting clinical trial requirements.

Assists in identifying deficient areas of the program and communicate these deficiencies, along with potential resolutions, to the Research Nurse Manager(s).

EDUCATION

Required:

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required:

Two years of registered nurse experience.

Preferred:

Prior Research Nurse and/or Oncology experience.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 131493

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 69,100

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,550

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 114,000

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Senior Research Nurse - Thoracic / Head & Neck Medical Oncology

University Of Texas M.D. Anderson