Senior Research Nurse - Lymphoma / Myeloma

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 12 2020
Ref
135327
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.

KEY FUNCTIONS
Protocol Management:
Assesses patients for protocol eligibility, coordinates, evaluates and follows patient participation in clinical trials. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team individually and in group meetings in monitoring and evaluating patient and family response to the treatment protocol or research study by providing verbal and written or computerized reports. Assists primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data collected from all research endeavors by retrieving and visually reading data from medical record in clinic, office or Medical Records and entering via keyboard into computers in office or transcribing data by and onto Case Report forms.

Data Management:
Evaluates response to treatment, grading toxicities and adverse treatment reactions through personal interviews, by visually monitoring the medical record and or by talking with patient and or family members and local physicians on the telephone. Reports treatment responses, toxicities and adverse treatment reactions to protocol/research sponsors and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) by providing regular written or computerized reports which are to be walked to office supplied for sponsors and to IRB office as required.

Patient Care:

Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. Identifies and provides patient and family educational needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up on clinical trials and research protocols through talking with patients and families person to person and by telephone and synthesizing information provided. The Research Nurse must be able to work within a context of very intense interpersonal relationships, including patient, physician, co-workers and subordinates.

Research:
Liaisons with regulatory sponsors, sponsor institutions and industry sponsors. Assists in protocol operations which includes development, design and resolution of operations/budget issues. Reviews protocol/documents to assist in LOI presentation and prepares Clinical Content Template (CCT) prior to protocol submission to CRC/IRB. Works with regulatory team to resolve questions concerning EPIC order development/implementation and cost coverage analysis/determination and budget. Assesses the need for protocol utilization of other services/departments and submits utilization requests and required documents as needed for others such as Interventional Radiology, Clinical Translational Research Center, and Tissue Station. 5. Ensures accurate collection, validation and statistical analysis of data in designated protocols. Works with PI and with team to review data at designated intervals including as needed for safety reporting, futility analysis, IND reporting, IRB continuing reviews, and/or scientific meeting presentations.

Education:
Plans, designs and provides complex professional and ancillary staff education on protocols through in-services, presentations and written communications; implements patient education materials. Leads multidisciplinary team to effectively meet protocol goals including attendance at and active participation in Lymphoma Planning Clinic and Difficult Case Conference.

EDUCATION

Required:

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required:

Two years of registered nurse experience.

Preferred:

Prior Research Nurse 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

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