Clinical Research Registered Nurse (RN)

Texas Oncology
Austin, Texas · 09/12/2017



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Job Description

Texas Oncology in exciting Austin, TX is searching for a Clinical Research Registered Nurse (RN) for our Round Rock, TX location. This position requires at least 1-2 years of oncology experience. Research experience is preferred. This is a Monday-Friday 8a-5p position with no weekends, call or major holidays. Under direct supervision of a physician, the Research Nurse is responsible for enlisting, maintaining, and assuring protocol compliance for all patients on clinical trials. The Research Nurse collaborates with physician in determining eligibility of patients for clinical trials & provides education to 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; and supports and adheres to US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics Business Standards. This is a Monday-Friday 8a-5p position with no weekends.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Screens potential patients for protocol eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in the informed consent process, and enrolls patients on protocol.
-Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements. May disburse investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration. Maintains investigational drug accountability.
-In collaboration with the physician, reviews patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug, and thoroughly documents all findings.
-Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting. Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.
-Maintains regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations.
-Participates in required training and education programs. Responsible for education of clinic staff regarding clinical research.
-May collaborate with Research Site Leader in the study selection process.
-Additional responsibilities may include working directly with other (non-USOR) research bases and/or sponsors.
-Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and clinical staff at all time through compliance with all federal, state, and professional regulatory standards as issued through OSHA and the CDC. Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

Skills

-Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education (BSN preferred)
-Minimum 1-2 years of oncology experience
-Experience in clinical research preferred
-Current licensure as a registered nurse in state of practice
-Current BLCS or ACLS certification required
-OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred


Notes

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.


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.


Contact Details

State/Province: Texas
Country: United States
Email: meggan.swierkowski@usoncology.com



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