1. Builds, reviews and approves accurate and complete order sets to ensure compliance with individual research protocols. 2. Assesses protocols for feasibility at Smilow Cancer Hospital New Haven and Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers. 3. Attends and participates in disease team, feasibility, site start-up and other key meetings with the responsibility to identify, analyze and disseminate appropriate information to the clinical operations staff and maintains a current understanding of priority trials for the YCC. 4. Develops and participates in the delivery of training for new protocols, including; the creation of training materials, protocol-specific tool kit, nursing in-service presentations and others as required by specific protocols. Determines the appropriate training delivery mechanism, timing and frequency. 5. Directs the prioritization and serves as liaison to the Beacon administrator, Clinical Research Support Lab personnel, research pharmacists, Principle Investigators and research support staff as it relates to the building and approval of drug order sets and lab order templates. Directs the prioritization and approves OnCore study calendars in compliance with individual research protocols. 6. Evaluates and assesses protocols in advance of protocol review meetings to determine complexity, identify risks, logistics and challenges associated with operationalizing and implementing specific trials at Smilow Cancer Hospital and its Care Centers. Collaborates with pharmacists, lab staff, CTTM(s) and others to ensure challenges and logistics are resolved prior to activating clinical research studies. 7. Develops and administers tools to analyze the effectiveness of training programs and measure progress of understanding. 8. Trains research staff as necessary on specific protocols and YCC standard operating procedures in conjunction and in collaboration with investigators and clinical site representatives. 9. Serves as clinical resource for training and maintaining research staff use of clinical trial management systems as needed. 10. Serves as clinical resource for triaging and addressing research related inquiries generated from YCC websites and professional presentations. 11. Participates in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives to enhance YCC clinical research services and collaborations. 12. Provides patient consultation and education regarding clinical trials and provides study specific information when appropriate. 13. Assists with identifying toxicities and grade, using NCI Common Toxicity Criteria. Responds to and triages calls from patients regarding symptoms. 14. Serves as front line medical person in interpreting protocol to medical and nursing staff, particularly concerning dose medications and safety issues related to the administration of the study drug or treatment. 15. Reviews Beacon order set with CRC in anticipation of upcoming participant's clinic visit. Pends orders for routing to Investigator for approval and signature. 16. Performs additional duties as required.
Preferred Education: MSN and experience with oncology research. Strong understanding of major cancer types including disease-related symptom management, standard treatment options and treatment-related side effect management. Experience with Hematologic cancers and advanced cell therapies, a plus.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: MSN and experience with oncology research. Strong understanding of major cancer types including disease-related symptom management, standard treatment options and treatment-related side effect management. Experience with Hematologic cancers and advanced cell therapies, a plus.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proven ability to develop and participate in the delivery of training for new protocols. Excellent ability to communicate both through oral and written expression.
Posting Position Title: YCC Clinical Research Nurse
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong understanding of and ability to participate in the informed consent process.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Clinical Research Nurse
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent clinical, analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated research nursing ability. Well-developed ability to work as an interdisciplinary team member to accomplish organizational goals.
Required Skill/ability 4: Strong ability to identify unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others, including serious adverse events.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to interpret regulations and processes related to the conduct of clinical trials. Working knowledge of scientific concepts, research design and drug/device development process.
1. Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Active CT RN License.
Internal Number: 55999BR
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