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Clinical Research Nurse-BSN

City of Hope
Duarte, CA
$59.34 - $86.04 / hour
Closing date
Oct 17, 2023

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Life Sciences
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Clinical Research Nurse

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope's growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

Work collaboratively with physicians, Clinical Research Associates (CRA) and pharmacists to coordinate care for an assigned population of patients who are enrolled in to IRB clinical research trials. You will assist in the assessment, management and coordination of care across the continuum of care (outpatient, inpatient and home) including triage of phone calls and proactive patient communication. You will educate patients and families on the clinical trial treatments and required testing.

As a successful candidate, you will:

Collaborates with the investigator to ascertain study patient eligibility for clinical trial, including documentation of criteria specified in the clinical trial.

Assesses, identifies and prioritizes clinical information to physician, NP, PA and other clinicians for patients who are being evaluated or who are enrolled in to IRB clinical trials.

Assesses and documents signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to treatment, changes in physical or psychological condition and general appearance in accordance with the IRB protocol assuring that the documentation is complete and accurate in order to avoid protocol deviations.

Manage patient/family phone calls - collaborating with MD, NP and/or PA as needed to obtain orders for the management of the patient.

Coordinates and communicates all aspects of care as defined by the protocol with the physician and other health care professionals and research team members.

Collaborates with CRC to assure that therapeutic clinical trial flag is placed on the patient during active treatment. Removes flag when patient is removed from clinical trial participation or when treatment is complete.

Informed Consent Process

Ensures the consent process is performed in compliance with institutional, FDA, IRB, clinical trial sponsor and other applicable regulations.

Participates in the education of the patient regarding the clinical trial - documenting the education regarding the clinical trial in the medical record.

Alerts principal investigator of any concerns raised by the patient during the informed consent process.

Assures that the signed consent for the protocol is scanned timely into the medical record.

Protocol Compliance

Assists internal or external study monitors in the protocol initiation and collaborates the review of documentation during protocol audits.

Develops in collaboration with the investigational pharmacy and the principal investigator the development of pre-printed standard research orders for therapeutic clinical trials. Assures that the orders are reviewed, approved and posted in Clinical Trials on Line (CTOL).

Promotes compliance with protocol procedures and processes as outlined in the clinical trial.

Collaborates with scheduling staff to assure that future appointments for the patients (follow up visits and diagnostic testing) are scheduled correctly and timely. Complies with the International Air Transport Association and institutional policies for shipping and receiving of biological specimens, experimental agents and devices.

Provides education to nursing staff as applicable regarding the clinical trial to assure that the protocol treatment plan is followed and that the medications are administered safely and as outlined in the clinical trial.

Your qualifications should include:

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:


2 or more years of experience in oncology. clinical research, research, ICU, other intensive care setting, pediatrics, case management or nurse navigation.

Human subjects protection training (can be completed after hire)

Required Certification/Licensure:

ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification

Current California RN License

American Heart Association BLS Certification

Preferred education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Previous experience as a clinical research RN

Nursing with previous oncology or clinical trial experience

2 or more years of experience in oncology or clinical research

Preferred Certification/Licensure:


Additional Information:
  • The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate's experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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