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Clinical Research Nurse I (RN) - Oncology

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a regular full-time Clinical Research Nurse I (RN) to help support the Clinical Research Services team located within the Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside/Pittsburgh, PA. 

This role will float and support various Oncology Disease Center program studies working Monday through Friday daylight hours. 

Interested in learning more about the Clinical Research Nursing field from those who already love working there; please check out our Research Nursing Blog!

The clinical research nurse will work with physicians, nurses, other allied health professionals, and research staff to coordinate clinical research efforts provided at UPMC.

  • This position is part of a UPMC Career ladder.  The incumbent will be hired into the appropriate level of research nursing professional based off of their current education and experience level.
Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in the department's quality improvement efforts.
  • Demonstrates leadership in ensuring adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of research in order to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.
  • Demonstrates leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing informed consent discussions.
  • Facilitates compliance with the requirements of the research protocol and good clinical research practice while remaining cognizant of the needs of the diverse patient population.
  • Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the research study.
  • Provides leadership to the research team in ensuring collection of source data and completion of documentation that validated the integrity of the research
  • Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service provided.
  • Takes responsibilities for identifying his or her ongoing professional development needs and seeks resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing or research organizations.
  • Uses a variety of resources and strategies to manage the care of patients participating in research, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures, assessments, and reporting requirements as well as management of symptoms.
  • Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations.
  • Utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of research.

Qualifications

  • Associates/bachelor's preferred. 
  • Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing required.
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Research experience preferred
  • 2 years clinical research experience with a preference in an oncology setting 
OR
  • 2 years of RN experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.

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