RN, Clinical Research-Oncology

US Oncology
Eugene, OR
Dec 06, 2017
Jan 05, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center, located in Eugene, has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research - Oncology RN. The person in this position, under direct supervision of a physician, is responsible for enlisting, maintaining, and assuring protocol compliance for all patients on clinical trials. Collaborates with physician in determining eligibility of patients for clinical trials. Provides education to staff and patients. Ensures site research quality by practicing in compliance with US Oncology Research, Inc. (USOR) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Supports and adheres to US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics Business Standards.

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends. We are committed to excellence which means providing the latest in cancer-fighting medical treatments and technologies. As a part of the US Oncology Network, we deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to patients close to home. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is an affiliate of the U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.

Located in the beautiful Eugene-Springfield area, a mid-sized community where you can experience the splendor of all four seasons in a moderate climate. The South Willamette Valley is known for being wine country, and Eugene is a haven for wine lovers and craft beer enthusiasts. Superb skiing or a walk on the beach is within an hour's drive. Home to TrackTown USA and the University of Oregon, it's a mecca for runners and fans of track and football.

Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screens potential patients for protocol eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in the informed consent process, and enrolls patients on protocol.

  • Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements. May disburse investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration. Maintains investigational drug accountability.

  • In collaboration with the physician, reviews patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug, and thoroughly documents all findings.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting. Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.

  • Maintains regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations.

  • Participates in required training and education programs. Responsible for education of clinic staff regarding clinical research.

  • May collaborate with Research Site Leader in the study selection process.

  • Additional responsibilities may include working directly with other (non-USOR) research bases and/or sponsors.

  • Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and clinical staff at all time through compliance with all federal, state, and professional regulatory standards as issued through OSHA and the CDC. Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education (BSN preferred).

  • This is an entry level research nursing position requiring 1 year of experience, preferably in oncology.

  • Experience in clinical research preferred.

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in state of practice.

  • Current BLCS or ACLS certification required.

  • OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, nursing assessment, clinical trials and GCP concepts.

  • Experience with computer data entry and database management.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Attention to details and accuracy

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures such as protocols, informed consent documents, and regulatory documents.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.



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