Nurse Practitioner, Research

Location
California, United States
Posted
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2019
Ref
83363
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Oncology

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, Cancer Clinical Trials Office, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Research Group is seeking a 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 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years in pediatric oncology
  • Experience with Phase I/II clinical trials
  • Knowledge of Children’s Oncology Group (COG)

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • 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.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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.

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.
  • Intermittent travel may include international travel.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • 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: 4568
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Department URL: http://cancer.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 83363