Canton, Ohio

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The oncology research nurse plays a key role in presenting treatment alternatives and an assessment of treatment risks and benefits associated with each clinical trial. The oncology research nurse’s primary role is to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with each protocol and to assist principal investigators and co- investigators of clinical studies in coordinating and facilitating the activities of participants in clinical research protocols. He/she is also responsible for identifying clinically significant events through patient assessments and review of a variety of medical documents (e.g. medical records, laboratory reports). The research nurse is responsible for following institutional standards of research nursing practice within his/her scope of duties and responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS

  • Completes and documents protocol required training.
  • Develops recruitment plan, advertisements (as applicable), screening materials, source documents and patient education handouts.
  • Participates in site initiation, interim and close-out monitoring visits.
  • Performs screening and eligibility assessments to identify potential research patients.
  • Maintains screening and enrollment log.
  • Under the direction of the investigator oversees and documents the informed consent process.
  • Facilitates the scheduling of visits, ordering of tests and procedures for subjects participating in research according to the protocol design
  • Provides education to the treating clinical staff on protocol requirements, treatment plan, expected and potential adverse effects.
  • Performs study specified assessments and procedures based upon licensure, qualifications, education, training and experience.
  • Document protocol exemptions and deviations, as appropriate.
  • Monitors and documents subject response to the protocol treatment
  • Recognizes and reports adverse events and protocol deviations to the Principal Investigator, Institutional Review Boards and sponsor per policy.
  • Consults with pharmacy for drug accountability, handling, and dispensing.
  • Answer questions regarding specific dose modifications based on toxicity assessments required by protocol.
  • Collects, processes and ships laboratory samples.
  • Collection, compilation, analysis and submission of clinical research data in a timely manner.
  • Appropriately and timely addresses data queries and accurately updates the clinical data as necessary.
  • Ensures that research records are complete, updated, maintained and properly stored in a designated secure location.
  • Tracks study related visits and procedures using study management system.
  • Serves as a liaison between physician and patient/family.
  • Keeps Director of Research Programs, Principal Investigator and Treating Investigator updated on all study and site-specific regulatory issues and progress
  • Performs all assigned research tasks in compliance with Good Clinical Practice, local Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), local, state, and/or federal regulatory requirements.
  • Prepares and submits applicable regulatory reports to the IRB and sponsor.
  • Responds to and submits correspondence/updates to the sponsor, Institutional Review Boards and Protocol Review Committee.
  • Participates in department meetings, educational activities and programs
  • Creates and fosters a work environment that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Aultman Health Foundation.
  • Supports strategic organizational goals.
  • Abides by the Aultman Code of Conduct at all times.

Job Requirements

  • Graduated from an accredited RN program
  • Maintains Ohio license.
  • Research and/or oncology experience preferred.
  • Completes required training as assigned:
    • HIPAA training (annually)
    • License verification (every two years)
    • CPR (every two years)
    • Ethics training
    • Hazardous shipping training (every two years)
    • Good Clinical Practice training (every two years)
    • Standard Operating Procedure review (as assigned)
  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, work on multiple concurrent inter-related projects, and be able to prioritize competing projects and deadlines.
  • Must be knowledgeable on, have full understanding of, and promote good clinical practices (GCP). Will be held accountable for adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to negotiate or communicate with clients, management, and physician investigators.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Expected to work assigned days Monday-Friday, day shift in accordance with approved 1.0 FTE. Flexibility in schedule may be required.
  • Must be willing to work or cover off-shifts/weekends and holidays as necessary.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and changes in priority of duties throughout the day.
  • Sitting/standing/moving about during working hours

Canton, Ohio

“AultCare was created for the community and although we’ve grown in our geographic reach, services and provider listing over the past two decades, our focus continues to be the community.” AultCare administers payment of health benefits for employers for: Medical Dental Vision Short-term disability Workers'​ compensation Flexible spending accounts Benefit plans administered by AultCare include group or individual coverage and Medicare Advantage plans for Medicare eligibles.

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