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.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.