Hematology Research Nurse
Hematology Research Nurse 2
The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. As an 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.
The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) in the Stanford Cancer Institute, in Stanford University’s School of Medicine seeks a Research Nurse 2 who will function under the direction of the CCTO, to support principal investigators (PIs) in the adult Hematology Clinical Research Group (CRG) applying medical knowledge and experience to oversee and direct clinical course of research participants in clinical trials. The Research Nurse 2 will assess physical health and administer treatments throughout the study aligned with "Scope of Practice" delegated responsibilities, and oversee study conduct and ensure study participant safety.
- 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
Two years of experience in clinical research nursing and 2-4 years of experience in adult oncology. Knowledge of clinical research contracts and budgets.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent, and four 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.
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred.
- Current Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification from Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) required by the end of employment trial period.
- Certified Research Administrator or Clinical Research Coordinator preferred.
- Current basic CPR certification.
- 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
- 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 duties may include 24 hours/day coverage on designated shifts.
- Might include travel (domestic and/or international).
- 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.
Job Code: 4592
Employee Status: Regular
Department URL: http://cancer.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 84012