Research Nurse Manager, Perlmutter Cancer Center, Clinical Trials Office

New York, NY
Office, Research
Contract Type
Full Time

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Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Nurse Manager.

In this role, the successful candidate Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Nursing and the Administrative and Medical Directors of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO), the Oncology Research Nurse Manager provides consistent leadership and oversight of the daily activities CTO Clinical Coordination Unit ensuring standardized practices compliant with all institutional and regulatory requirements are adhered to. This includes day to day operations of the unit, supervision of research nurses and clinical coordinators. Responsible for the orientation and ongoing training of CCU staff. Ensure all CCU staff maintain good quality source documentation according to ICH-GCP guidelines while satisfying HIPAA and patient rights, rules and regulation. Collaborate with the CTO to create and communicate new and changed standard operating procedures. Convey a positive and professional image and represent the clinic in a professional courteous and efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Create and implement policies and procedures to ensure operational standardization.
  • Build and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and support the strategic plan for the organization and for clinical research.
  • Support departmental implementation of new technology
  • Effectively communicate (written & oral) across the organization. Communicate and escalate unresolved issues at the appropriate time to the appropriate level of management.
  • Ensure high quality source documentation is provided to the Data Coordination Unit according to ICH-GCP guidelines providing recommendations for corrective action when necessary.
  • Provide coverage as needed for Research Nurses and Clinical Coordinators.
  • Meet regularly with disease program leaders, investigators and Research Nurse Managers/CTO Leadership to provide necessary updates.
  • Identify and initiate improvements, tools, processes, and forms to enhance the efficiency and the quality of work.
  • Provides input in the development of CTO Policies and Procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Director of Nursing, Administrative and Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office to manage and document performance improvement projects.
  • Support efforts to recruit and maintain an adequate number of competent staff to conduct clinical research in compliance with all regulatory, institutional and departmental requirements.
  • Responsible for the orientation, ongoing training and development of Research Nurses and Clinical Research Coordinators. Maintains an orientation and ongoing training program for CCU staff
  • Collaborate with human resources to provide counseling or performance improvement of staff as needed. Responsible for tracking the current status of certifications and any required competencies.
  • Manage and lead staff to develop collaborative working relationships within the cancer center and with other departments as applicable. Act as a liaison with the Epic team, investigational pharmacy, Disease Management Group faculty leaders, labs, and other units of the Clinical Trials Office in an effort to maintain efficient operations of the CCU
  • Conduct regular research meetings with CCU staff ensuring they are appropriately trained on new or changed policies and procedures mandated by the Perlmutter Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office.
  • Develop standard operating procedures in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Office Quality Assurance Unit.
  • Regularly advise and report on status of staffing within the unit using data collected through feasibility assessments to project staffing needs.
  • Responsible for the oversight of mission critical projects, including enhancement of the protocol acuity scoring system and creation of a cancer center wide clinical trial screening program for subject recruitment purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience in change management, creative leadership and program development
Demonstrates strong communication and collaboration skills to foster an effective partnership with faculty, staff and both internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrates a high level of knowledge in oncology and clinical research and utilizes advanced leadership skills to meet the Perlmutter Cancer Centers Clinical Trials Offices mission.
Commitment to team problem solving approach using a research and patient-focused model.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
Organizational skills both to function independently and as a member of a professional team.
Ability to read, understand, and follow written and oral instruction
Excellent written and oral communication skills that enable effective relationships with patients, faculty and staff.
Excellent judgment skills as reflected in the making of appropriate decisions with consistency.

NYS RN License
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Bachelors Degree in Nursing, or equivalent combination of education and experience with plans to earn a baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
10 years nursing experience (at least 3 years in oncology)
3+ years Clinical Research Experience
ACRP OR SOCRA certification preferred
Basic computer skills including the use of EMR and/or scheduling software
Ability to work with diverse groups of people
Ability to work under pressure and with a large degree of accountability.

Required Licenses: Registered Nurse License-NYS

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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