The Department of Oncology is seeking a Senior Research Nurse to work at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Anticipates research requirements for designated GI Cancer and Immunology protocols in collaboration with research team
Determines that IRB approval received prior to initiation of research activity
Attends start up meetings for GI cancer and Immunology trials
Recruitment and Enrollment:
(Meets) + Phone call with GI and Immunology candidates to educate/prescreen as appropriate
Prescreens potential research subjects for participation in GI and Immunology clinical trials (i.e. review of medical history, concomitant meds, pathology, labs other relevant documents)
Serves as the center-wide contact for all providers regarding potential GI Cancer and Immunology candidates
Develops and maintains system to accurately reflect available GI Cancer and Immunology trial openings/patient candidates
Provides copy of protocol consent to potential candidates
Refers patients to appropriate trials; communicates candidate assignments to research study teams
Initiates insurance clearance process for subjects
Assures appropriate staff members are aware of insurance denials and follows up on status of appeals, etc.
Facilitates New patient appointments
In conjunction with PI/study team, monitors enrollment goals; collaborates in the development of recruitment strategies as needed
Organizes own time & sets priorities for research related functions
Assists with development of SOP's pertaining to clinical trials; knowledgeable about departmental SOP's
Evaluates outcomes of clinical trial system
Maintains and evaluates data regarding insurance denials and screen failures for each trial.
Achieves and maintains a working knowledge of computer software specific to department, including word processing, e-mail & internet functions
Communicates effectively with subject & family of active and prospective study participants
Communicates effectively with members of the health care and research teams
Documents telephone and other communications with patients per institutional policy
Meets regularly with other members of the research team to review protocol progress and update on patterns discovered with insurance denials and screen failures
Attends and participates in meetings of the research nurse group/research teams
Attains proficiency in Web-based communication
Attends and participates in in-services and external training, workshops, conferences, and other relevant and/or required programs for professional growth and development
Coordinates and/or presents continuing education/in-services programs for Clinical Research Nurses, Data Managers and other members of the research team
Maintains yearly competencies per Cancer Center policy
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline required. Master's degree strongly preferred. Minimum of two years' experience in the specialty or a related area required. Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree. Related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH Nursing credentialing process.
JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.
Master's degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of five years of experience as an RN in an oncology setting strongly preferred. GI Cancer and or Immunology clinical trial experience highly preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served.
Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit/area/department policies and procedures.
Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
Highly effective organizational skills are required.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacologic agents. Safety regulations must be followed.
Work schedules are determined by protocol activity and may demand flexible and/or extended work hours.
Primary reporting is to the Program Manager, Lead Research Nurse and Primary Investigator.
Secondary reporting is to individual divisional investigators.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Nurse Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805.00 - $97,435.00 Annually; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Research Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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