Oncology Research RN- Decatur

Decatur, GA
Aug 25, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Find your extraordinary side.
Northside Hospital Health Care System is a state-of-the-art setting for patients, and for you.
With three cutting-edge acute care hospitals --- in Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia --- and more
than 150 locations throughout the State of Georgia, we are leading the way in your backyard and across the country.
Consider the numbers:
  • 868-bed, not-for-profit provider
  • Nearly 2 million patient visits annually
  • A renowned team that includes more than 2,500 physicians and 15,000 employees

We lead the nation in newborn deliveries, perform the most robotic surgeries, and diagnose and treat the most cancer cases in the state.

Facility Overview

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) utilizes cutting-edge technology, brings advanced clinical research to the local community, and provides compassionate, patient-centered care to defeat cancer. The NHCI has grown into one of the largest and most respected providers of cancer care in the southeast. More than 10,000 new patients are diagnosed and treated annually at NHCI, resulting in approximately 250,000 patient visits. Our top five cancer sites include Breast, Lung, BMT/HEME, Colorectal, and Prostate (9,084 analytic cases in 2015).

Service Area Overview

The NHCI Research Program is one of the largest community based oncology/hematology programs in the nation. It is one of only a handful of community based programs that offers a comprehensive portfolio of clinical trials, including Phase I-III clinical sponsored by Pharma, NCI, Academic collaborations, and Investigator initiated. By combining best practices from community hospitals, private physician practices, and research and teaching facilities, we are able to offer a rare quality of care and clinical expertise that is both in-touch and advanced. Patients are able to benefit from and participate in the latest clinical research in an environment that is close to home. In fact, in 2014 Northside Hospital was awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), as a member of the NCI Community Oncology Program (NCORP), to lead a new cancer research program that aims to reach more Georgians in their own cities and towns, ensuring the best possible patient care services. Through the NCORP network, community physicians are able to collaborate with the NCI Clinical Trials Network Research Bases and Lead Academic Participating Sites on the development of research studies that impact patients in their communities.
Through participation in Multidisciplinary disease site research work groups, Physician investigators drive the evaluation and selection of clinical research trials most beneficial to patient populations served. Over 50 experienced Oncologists, Surgeons, Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists participate in NHCI Research.
The Research Program is supported by a Central Research Department which provides Budgeting & Contracting, Regulatory Management, Compliance Programs and Internal Auditing, Clinical Research Staff, Training & Education, Research Pharmacy Services and Biospecimen Management.

Position Description
The Research Nurse I will be responsible for rendering patient care services to patients on research protocols approved through the Northside Hospital IRB. Responsibilities involve patient registration, data collection, data submission, adverse event reporting, patient follow-up, records management, protocol regulatory management, quality assurance and other activities related to research. Major roles of the Research Nurse include those of practitioner, researcher, educator and consultant. The Research Nurse is a professional person with knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: specific disease management nursing, data management, physical assessment skills, leadership ability and communication skills.

Will work collaboratively at the Stemmer GCS clinic with patients in clinical trials that are Oncology related.

Position Requirements
  • Accredited degree as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience in a clinical setting.
  • Oncology experience preferred (infusion, inpatient, or physician practice).
  • Experience working in a community oncology physician practice a plus
  • Knowledge of clinical research and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Research experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Experience with working in databases preferred.

License/Certification Requirements: Yes

Work Hours: 8a-4:30p

Weekend Requirements: No

On-Call Requirements: No

Why choose Northside? Northside supports our employees’ professional and personal growth. We foster an environment that promotes work/life balance. We embrace diversity. We care about you. If you are ready to advance your career, apply online today to join Northside’s team!

Northside Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status or military service, or any other characteristic protected by federal law or Georgia law.

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