The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Clinical Trials Nurse assumes responsibility for representing SCCA Clinical Operations in the review and implementation of clinical trials in the SCCA ambulatory clinic and SCCA Hospital. Responsibilities include providing nursing input into research protocol review process for new and modifications to existing treatment protocols, collaborating with research study teams (including Principal Investigators) and clinical service areas to identify and resolve issues, and developing educational resources for both study teams and clinical area staff.
Reviews all new clinical research protocols and modifications to existing protocols for nursing specific implications, assesses studies for clinical operations feasibility and makes recommendations for changes as necessary
In partnership with study team and other clinic areas, creates clinic flow for new clinical trials ensuring all protocol requirements are met
Works in partnership with faculty investigators and study team members to prepare research protocols for enrollment and to identify and mitigate any potential operational challenges
Prepares summary of study procedures occurring in the clinical setting
Coordinates with all relevant clinic areas to vet protocol requirements and clinic flow for new trials
Develops study specific education plan and educational materials specific to clinical staff; delivers protocol in-service training as needed
Informs investigators and study staff of institutional policies and procedures that support protocol compliance, patient safety and clinical operations efficiencies
Collaborates with Principal Investigators and study teams to resolve clinic-related barriers for protocol activation
Works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team
Communicates effectively with colleagues and other healthcare team members
Supports development and maintenance of clinical trials reference materials (Knowledge Hub)
Supports development of research orders from drafting through approval
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington
Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
Minimum 3 years of recent oncology experience, bone marrow transplant (BMT) or cellular immunotherapy experience preferred
2+ years of clinical research experience highly desirable
Exhibits leadership skills by working effectively with a variety of institutions and stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and problem solving
Demonstrated process improvement mindset
Ability to successfully work to deadlines and targets
Experience in the care of oncology patients
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Teams)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) preferred BMTCN, AOCN, AOCNS
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.