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Cedars-Sinai Research Nurse - The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute in Los Angeles, California

The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all of our patients with cancer. Our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons, immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists work closely together to advance cancer care.

The Angeles Clinic is looking for a Research Nurse who will provide consistency and continuity of quality-centered patient care for oncology patients, specifically those in consideration for or actively participating in clinical research protocols. Provides clear direction, communication and feedback to patients, families and physicians. Evaluates, plans, implements and documents medical clinical research by performing clinical duties. Gathers and reports data. Works in concert with the clinical research coordinators, data managers, and other members of the research team. Participates as an active member of the interdisciplinary team caring for research patients.

In addition the Research Nurse will be responsible for the following:

  • Participates as a member of the research team in the coordination and delivery of care to oncology patients participating in clinical research protocols

  • Follows all protocol related requirements. Demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform required research nursing duties on phase I, II, and III clinical trials

  • Reviews all clinical study records, including informed consents, to ensure complete study documentation in compliance with regulations.

  • Manages patient care under the supervision of the attending MD to include symptom identification, symptom management, and follow-up medical care

  • Triages patient calls appropriately and consults with the attending physician when needed or requested

  • Maintains management and oversight of patients being treated on assigned clinical research protocols

  • Provides consultation, support and education to patients and families as needed

  • Provides leadership to clinical research coordinators and other ancillary staff regarding assigned protocols and trial-related requirements

  • Provides feedback to members of the management team in the development of policies and procedures as requested

  • Practices safe environmental and/or infection control methods

  • Advises supervisor, physicians, nurses and sponsors of potential or actual problems.

  • Participates in planning, workshops, evaluation meetings, seminars, educational and/or administrative meetings as necessary or requested

  • Reviews and adheres to departmental policies and procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines

  • Performs record abstraction to obtain eligibility and inclusion/exclusion criteria for patients in consideration for entry onto research studies

  • Provides accurate and complete source documentation for patients participating in research protocols. Documents concomitant medications and adverse events accurately per FDA and GCP guidelines

  • Validates patient/family understanding of study requirements, risks and benefits by assisting the physicians in obtaining informed study consent

  • Accurately calculates study medication dosages, completes appropriate orders, and follows all standard operation procedures

  • Performs clinic assessments for assigned patients and accompanies MD on patient clinic visits

  • Works closely with clinical research coordinators and data managers to complete case report forms and meet all data entry guidelines

  • Completes all necessary paperwork required for serious adverse event reporting

  • Assists research staff in responding to data queries

  • Follows all FDA, GCP and ICH guidelines for study conduct in the care of patients on research protocols

  • Assists research staff in preparing for monitoring visits. Meets with monitors when requested or needed

  • Seeks guidance and direction, as necessary, for the successful completion of job duties. Asks appropriate questions when in doubt

  • Communicates well with research nursing team and with management. Keeps supervisors/management apprised of important departmental concerns and issues.

  • Provides care to patients including but not limited to peripheral lab draws, central line draws/care, and EKGs.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Current California registered nursing license

  • CPR (BCLS) Certified

  • Licensed California registered nurse.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • BSN preferred.

  • OCN preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

· Moderate sitting/walking/standing

· High volume of patient interaction

· Prolonged view of computer screen

· Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 25 lbs

· Requires good physical and emotional health

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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