Research Nurse

Location
California, United States
Posted
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2019
Ref
83365
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Pediatric Oncology Research Educator/Intake

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. As a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center the SCI is a dynamic and stimulating place to work as it maintains the highest level of scientific rigor, institutional support and coordination for the complete range of cancer-related research, including basic, translational, clinical and population-based science. The SCI brings together faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from four Schools and over 30 departments throughout the University. The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) is an integral component of the Stanford Cancer Institute since the vital work performed there enables our cancer center to translate research from the laboratory into the clinical setting. Given the SCI’s mission, breadth, and depth it employs ~275 staff members (inclusive of the CCTO) in a fast-paced environment with tremendous opportunities for our Clinical Research teams.

Stanford University is seeking a Research Nurse 2 and will be under the direction of the principal investigator and/or research nurse manager, applying medical knowledge and experience to oversee and direct clinical course of research participants in clinical trials. Assess physical health and administer treatments throughout the study aligned with "Scope of Practice" delegated responsibilities. Oversee study conduct and ensure study participant safety. The RN2 will work specifically with the Pediatric Hematology Research 

Program to manage the Hemophilia Treatment Center Grant and other complex studies in pediatric hematology.

Duties include:

  • Ensure the safety of study participants and maintain communication with their families/caregivers and clinicians.
  • Provide clinical and administrative nursing support and oversight for research clinical trials based on scope of practice. Collaborate with clinical staff, researchers, outside vendors, and other staff to administer treatment and study protocols. May coordinate multi-site studies.
  • Develop and manage budget for research study, and oversee resources including funds, personnel, and equipment as needed. Coordinate and collaborate with principal investigator to review study protocol and assess and analyze feasibility, budget projections, and staffing needs.
  • Conduct study participant evaluations according to the study protocol, assess adverse events, and apply triage and judgment to determine course of action.
  • Oversee and potentially administer medications and treatments per study protocol for out study participant research participants.
  • Comply with institutional policies, standard operating procedures, and guidelines, and prepare and submit documentation as required by the study protocol, study sponsor, and regulatory authorities. Interpret complex protocols and regulatory requirements. Oversee and manage essential regulatory documents and handle confidential information (verbal and written) with tact and diplomacy, adhering to all HIPAA guidelines.
  • Supervise non-clinical research staff as needed.
  • Identify, recruit, and enroll study participants, as well as maintain study participant records and determine study participant criteria.
  • Host external audits (Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, etc.).
  • Support sponsor investigator research with Investigational New Drug/Investigational Device Exemption applications.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Two years of experience in pediatric hematology oncology research.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent, and five years of experience in nursing, with at least two years in a research setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Demonstrated ability to work with research subjects of all ages and backgrounds.
  • 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 the required study protocol documentation to record these activities.
  • Ability to implement study protocols with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide work direction to research support staff.
  • Demonstrate understanding of good clinical practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic data capture, including database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the functions of the position with minimal supervision.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

  • Current license as a California Registered Nurse.
  • Certified Research Administrator or Clinical Research Coordinator preferred.
  • Current basic CPR certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, twist/bend/stoop/squat, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 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.
  • On call 24 hours/day.
  • Frequent travel, might include international travel.

WORK STANDARDS:

When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4592
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Department URL: http://cancer.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 83365