Clinical Research Nurse

Expiring today

Pennsylvania, United States
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Clinical Research Nurse C/D

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Nurse D

Job Description Summary

The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) is a world leader in developing and conducting innovative clinical trials for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The ACC Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is instrumental in the development and implementation of cancer clinical trials that offer cutting-edge oncology treatments.  The ACC CRU is currently comprised of 14 Research Teams that support disease/discipline specific cancer programs within the ACC.  THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING

Job Description

Clinical Research Nurse C: Independently coordinate the conduct of Phase I – IV clinical trials including consenting, screening and enrolling eligible subjects, managing subject treatment per protocol, oversight and coordination of research testing, including labs, office visits and radiology exams, provide oversight for research medication administration and blood draws.  Monitor patient care, treatment side effects and patient status throughout study period, communicate any research issues to PI and primary MD, communication with research team, including Investigators, CRC and regulatory team, to ensure patient safety and proper study conduct, provide patient/family education and support, follow GCP guidelines in the conduct of trials, coordinate implementation of research protocols with study and clinical team, collecting and reporting research data, creation of study materials/worksheets, Beacon plan, reporting serious adverse events per protocol, coordinate subject care with clinical team, provide coverage and support to other research nurses and coordinators, maintain good communication with supervisors, co-workers and study team, possibly assist in the writing and development of investigator-initiated protocols, participate in the development of unit SOP’s, serve as a resource for junior staff, serve as a resource for development of study orders, provide input into the development of efficient work flows, attend study related meetings that may occur outside of usual work ours, other duties as assigned. 

Clinical Research Nurse D: Coordinate all aspects of Phase I – IV oncology clinical trials for patients, including coordination.  Work closely with the Investigators to select appropriate studies and maximize enrollment.  Review of protocols during approval process to ensure necessary resources are in place, complete logistical review forms.  Work with clinical staff, including, but not limited to lab, infusion, radiology, Advanced Practitioners, triage, inpatient and pharmacy to educate/train regarding protocol requirements and study agents, ensuring protocol compliance and maximize efficient implementation of the protocol while serving as a resource.  Develop and Maintain ongoing communication with the clinical teams.  Develop and Lead working groups within the CRU that will maximize the efficiency and quality of research performed within the program, including developing SOP’s.  Coordination of trial activities will include, but is not limited to, obtaining informed consent, screening and enrollment of study participants, confirming eligibility and registration of subjects, scheduling study related visits (e.g., lab tests and procedures), coordinate administration of medications and treatments, study drugs and interventions, including injections; blood drawing, including blood draws via venipuncture and through accessing  lines and ports, conduct study and subject assessments; monitor patient care, assess patient status, monitor treatment side effects, non-serious and serious adverse event reporting; assure protocol compliance; collect data and maintain source data documentation, creation of study materials/worksheets, Beacon orders, ensuring completion of source documents and case report forms (CRFs), resolve queries, conduct initiation, monitoring audit and closeout visits with sponsors. Coordination may also include, but often to a lesser degree, the submission of study documents to all applicable institutional committees (e.g., IRB, CTSRMC, IBC, CTRC) for initial approval, continuing reviews and for approval of any amendments, maintenance of regulatory files, preparation for monitoring visits and audits, and assisting Sponsor with annual IND reporting. 

Possess working knowledge of the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference of Harmonisation (ICH) and Good Clinical (Research) Practice (GCP) Guidelines.  

Possess strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations. 


Clinical Research Nurse C

Registered Nurse; licensure in Commonwealth of PA without restriction or limitation and 2 to 3 years of nursing and clinical research experience is required. Oncology experience (either nursing or clinical research) is highly preferred. BSN preferred

Clinical Research D

Registered Nurse; licensure in Commonwealth of PA without restriction or limitation and 4 to 5 years of experience in nursing and clinical research is required. Oncology experience (either nursing or clinical research) is highly preferred. BSN preferred

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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Special Requirements 
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