Clinical Research Nurse

Connecticut, United States
10 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
10 May 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Yale Cancer Center is Connecticut's only cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Yale Cancer Center delivers the highest quality patient-centered care, achieves breakthrough discoveries, and trains the future leaders in cancer science and medicine. There are over 300 open and enrolling trials and over 600 open trials, providing the most advanced cancer therapies at Smilow Cancer Hospital and in the 11 Care Centers located throughout the state of Connecticut. The Clinical Trials Office is in a period of rapid growth and actively recruiting.

The Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) will work on advanced cell therapies clinical trials, which include CAR-T cell therapy. The CRN will work closely with physicians, clinical research assistants, clinical research coordinators, pharmacy, advanced cell laboratory and apheresis to coordinate care for patients enrolled in a clinical trial. The CRN will assist in the assessment, management and coordination of care across the continuum of care (outpatient, inpatient and home), which may include triage of phone calls. The CRN will educate patients and families on the clinical trial treatments and required testing. The CRN will be responsible to assure that the documentation for the clinical trial is completed and accurate. The CRN will also assist with the necessary training and development of tools required for the conduct of clinical research. 

Essential Duties

  1. Evaluates and assesses subject’s suitability for inclusion in studies; develops and modifies procedures according to study findings; recommends changes to the study protocol to coincide with study goals and objectives.
  2. Develops and implements procedures and data quality assurance standards for safety monitoring components of studies.
  3. Contributes to designing activities, policies and procedures to improve day to day efficiency of the recruitment and assessment components of the study and to ensure that staff members perform activities within established research protocol.
  4. Arranges patient enrollment, determines patient eligibility and obtains informed consent.
  5. Develops study subject referral sources; designs and develops outreach programs.
  6. Collaborates with multidisciplinary researchers to coordinate research programs that integrate new advances in clinical trials.
  7. Delegates tasks and supervises the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to create and follow research project-related supporting documents.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability to schedule and coordinate research activities as well as work with a team to develop action items and other means to keep projects moving along according to timeline.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to report on the status of project deliverables and draft and submit project updates to the study sponsor.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong clinical and analytical skills. Proven ability to evaluate and assess subject’s suitability for inclusion into studies, obtain informed consent, determine patient eligibility and coordinate patient enrollment.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent time management and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). Oncology and/or Hematology knowledge. BMT (bone marrow transplant) experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications 

Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut or Connecticut license eligible.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

OCN Certification 

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Occasional

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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