Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Clinical Research Nurse will work collaboratively in the planning, coordination, and implementation of clinical research studies evaluating novel immunotherapies for cancer patients.
This individual will work under the supervision of Principal Investigators in the Program in Immunology and under the authority of attending physicians, and will be required to perform his/her responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and guidelines as well as work effectively as a team member.
- Works collaboratively with other team members to manage the daily clinical operations of assigned research studies in accordance with regulatory and GCP guidelines and institutional policy.
- Develop tools for study implementation including data collection tools, study reference materials, standing orders and nursing summaries.
- Determine patient study eligibility, ensure informed consent, and initiate patient enrollment.
- Perform clinical procedures including blood draws, vital signs, drug administration, and specimen collection as outlined in the protocols.
- Act as a clinical liaison for protocols with clinical teams, patients, other institutions, and drug companies. Educate clinical teams, ancillary departments, patients, and families about protocols to ensure safe and accurate implementation in compliance with protocol requirements.
- Assist in maintaining IRB and FDA correspondence and regulatory documentation. Assist in preparing continuation review reports, protocol modifications, and other study reports.
- Maintain appropriate source documentation, and complete case report forms. Compile and present status reports to PI, research team, sponsors, nursing staff, and physicians.
- Identify, assess, and report adverse events in accordance with protocol and regulatory guidelines, and institutional policy.
- Provide guidance and mentorship to support staff in the execution of their duties relative to protocol implementation.
- Maintain thorough knowledge in the field through attending related project meetings and symposia, reading related literature, and maintaining professional associations.
- RN required
- A minimum of two years of oncology experience
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including computer skills are essential
- Previous experience in research and clinical data collection is preferred
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