Research Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Hematology

California, United States
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Code: 4568
Job Grade: K

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center that seeks to build synergies and collaborations across the Stanford University Campus. SCI faculty researchers are active in translational research with more than 250 cancer related clinical research studies ongoing at any time. The NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Program is a very important component of the Stanford Cancer Clinical Research Program, providing important study opportunities for our patients and leadership opportunities for Stanford faculty. The infrastructure support for this program is located in the SCI Cancer Clinical Trials Office. 

Stanford University, Cancer Clinical Trials Office, in the Stanford School of Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Research Group is seeking a 60% FTE Nurse Practitioner – Research to apply medical knowledge and experience, under the direction of the principal investigator and/or research nurse manager, to oversee and direct clinical course of pediatric research participants in complex, Phase I and II clinical trials. Assess physical health and administer treatments throughout the study aligned with scope of practice delegated responsibilities. Oversee study conduct and assure study participant safety and work with clinical research coordinators on reporting of complex serious adverse events. 

Duties include:

  • Ensure the safety of study participants and maintain communication with their families/caregivers and clinicians.
  • Provide clinical and administrative medical support and oversight for research clinical trials based on scope of practice; obtain complete study participant history, conduct physical exams, review medical charts, assess findings, prescribe and re-fill medication, and perform designated procedures according to written protocols.
  • Collaborate with clinical staff, researchers, outside vendors, and other staff to administer treatment and study protocols.
  • Assess, grade, and document adverse events; apply triage and judgment to determine course of action.
  • Oversee and, as needed, administer medications and treatments per study protocol and scope of practice.
  • Comply with institutional policies, standard operating procedures, and guidelines; prepare and submit documentation as required by the study protocol and study sponsor; interpret complex protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with principal investigator to review study protocol; assess and analyze feasibility, budget projections, and staffing needs. 
  • Supervise and train non- clinical and clinical staff/students, as needed. 
  • Identify, recruit, and enroll study participants, as well as maintain study participant records; determine study participant criteria.
  • Support sponsor investigator research with investigational new drug/investigational device exemption applications.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • 3-5 years in pediatric hematology
  • Experience with Phase I/II clinical trials


Master’s degree as Nurse Practitioner and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Ability to provide work direction to research support staff. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of good clinical practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the functions of the position with minimal supervision. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills to convey medical and research-related information to research subjects of all ages and backgrounds. 
  • Ability to identify confidential and sensitive information (written and verbal).
  • Ability to implement good clinical practices in all interactions with study participants, their families, and colleagues. 
  • Ability to identify adverse reactions to study treatments and perform the required study protocol documentation to record these activities.
  • Ability to implement study protocols with minimal supervision.


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Certified as Nurse Practitioner by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. 
  • Current basic CPR certification.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, write by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, operate foot and/or hand controls.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate a manual pipette.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California non-commercial class license and operate vehicle during daylight hours.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May be required to work with, take specific precautions against, and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • Intermittent travel, may include international travel.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,