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Research Nurse - Patient Care - Breast Cancer

North Shore-LIJ Health System Type Full time Posted 7/16/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/18/2014
NY - New York (All) - New Hyde Park Referral - n/a -    
Research Nurse - Patient Care - Breast Cancer
As a Research Nurse in Patient Care, you will implement and lead research projects involving direct patient care.  You will coordinate, implement and adhere to research projects to assure research projects are carried out as approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). You will also work within the scope of practice to perform required protocol procedures, as well as, collaborate with physicians, and other health/ancillary team members to promote study integrity and protocol compliance.
Responsibilities Include:
  1. Participates in discussions regarding feasibility of protocol implementation based on knowledge of institutional capabilities and limitations, therapy, or population of interest.
  2. Ensures initial and ongoing consent process is performed and documented in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­istration (FDA), Good Clinical Practice, institutional policies, sponsor requirements, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and other applicable regulations, guidelines and policies. 
  3. Participates in the education of research subjects, families and health team members regarding study and significant new information arising during the conduct of the trial.
  4. Collaborates with Principal Investigator (PI) to ascertain study patient eligibility for a clinical trial, including documenta­tion of criteria specified in the protocol. Identifies and develops processes to overcome recruitment barriers.
  5. Adheres to the protocol and other applicable requirements. Performs required procedures such as include administration of investigational agent (under PI supervision), electrocardiograms, placement of IV, catheters, phlebotomy, specimen collection, vital signs, subject assessment/questionnaire completion, adverse event assessment.
  6. Collaborates with PI to assess patients for adverse events; documents and reports findings per protocol, FDA, sponsor, and IRB policies. Evaluates disease response results and physical assessment data in conjunction with the PI to determine response per the protocol (as applicable). Discusses protocol changes with PI, as necessary.
  7. Administers, scores and evaluates assessments as assigned and as related to the study protocol. Collects data, confers with PI and forwards results to internal and/or external sponsors.
  8. Collaborates with physicians, investigators, and other healthcare providers regarding subject care and safety as necessary. Promotes respect and advocates for the safety and care of clinical research subjects.
  9. Facilitates and participates in the preparation for and implementation of audits including but not limited to the FDA, IRB and other external and internal monitors and auditors.
  10. Interfaces with the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) and IRB to ensure all documents are processed and maintained per applicable regula­tions.
  11. Collaborates with PI to organize all phases of grant process for submission to funding agencies and adherence to clinical trial agreement/study budgets, as required. 
  12. Ensures investigational agent availability and accountability.

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.  Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, preferred.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  • BCLS, ACLS, preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years nursing experience required, including one (1) year experience in Clinical Research, preferred.
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Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals
Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.