Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Nurse Clinician, for the Office of Human Research Services (OHRS) at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) is to ensure successful, patient-oriented, safe and effective conduct of clinical trials at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Research Nurse Clinician assists investigators to prepare and implement new clinical trials, screens and enrolls study participants, and provides protocol-related clinical management to those participants while on study. Serves as a resource to other Cancer Institute faculty and staff on available protocols, and general research topics such as FDA, IRB and GCP regulations.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Prepares for study activation: Reviews protocol; collects multidisciplinary logistical, educational and financial feedback to identify potential obstacles to safe, effective study conduct; actively identifies and resolves conflicts in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). Creates and/or performs quality assurance on study tools such as the eligibility checklist, patient diaries, staff task guides, etc. Performs one on one or group protocol related education to other disciplines to facilitate safe, effective care of enrolled patients.
Tracks protocol progress through approval system (SRB, HROC, Local IRB, WIRB) through use of Oncore™ to identify status. Proactively coordinates activities essential to the activation process in collaboration with the Clinical Research Review Specialist (CRRS).
Translates finalized protocol treatment plan, study calendar and clinical trials billing grid into sample orders. Prepares pre-printed treatment order set or Sunrise Disease Manager flow sheet.
Prepares, reviews and updates personal task guides and study binders for each protocol in collaboration with the Clinical Research Review Specialist (CRRS). Disseminates updates related to amendments to research TSG members at research meetings and through other routine venues.
Facilitates study accrual: Reviews new patient charts to identify potential protocol options. Identifies study candidates; educates patient and family about protocol; follows required elements of informed consent process to assist PI to obtain informed consent.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey.
One (1) year of oncology experience.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Maintains active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be proficient in computer applications (Oncore, Word, Excel, etc.), possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to maximize resources and be resourceful.
Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and possesses own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Three (3) to five (5) years of oncology research experience.
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN).
Association of Clinical Research Professional as a Clinical Research Analyst (CRA) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) certification as a Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).
Posting Number: 20ST0116
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 109290
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.