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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 29, 2022

Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center

“To improve the lives of all Virginians by delivering cutting-edge cancer care through patient-centered prevention and treatment; high-impact, innovative research; community input and engagement; and education and training of the next generation of researchers and healthcare professionals.”

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally ranked cancer center located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here: academic-professional-benefits/

Please note that if you are employed as a university employee working in any of the health system's facilities, you will need to follow VCU Health System policies, which will include but will not be limited to, vaccination requirements.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator provides direct care to candidates for and participants in VCU Massey clinical trial research protocols (in collaboration with treating physicians and/or principal/local investigators through recognizing and responding appropriately to deviations from normal, identifying, interpreting, analyzing and evaluating patient’s condition and
making alterations in treatment and diagnostic regiments in collaboration with treating physicians/principal/local investigators.

The Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator’s general responsibilities include the following:
  • Coordinates the evaluation, treatment and follow-up of clinical trial candidates and participants in inpatient and ambulatory settings, educating staff at local and partner sites about clinical trials & related patient care and consulting with local & collaborating physicians & staff about patient care issues.
  • Collaborates with providers and research team members to facilitate clinical research nursing and data management components of the clinical trial program.
  • Evaluates, uses, and refines systems for data collection and collaborates with research team members to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
  • Collaborates closely with Principal Investigator (PI) and clinical research team to ensure that key federal/state/local regulatory requirements are followed; that institutional operational research objectives are met; and that ethical obligations are kept.
  • Develops, establishes and maintains productive relationships with VCU colleagues, all customers and contacts at affiliate sites to achieve essential research outcomes.
Minimum Hiring Standards

  • Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.
  • Current Registered Nursing License in Virginia.
  • Current knowledge of cancer treatment and care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Independent decision-making skills.
  • Expertise with antineoplastic agent administration. Clinical experience in oncology.
  • Ability to provide own transportation to meet with patients within service area.
  • Ability to attend meetings within service area and at training locations.
Preferred Hiring Standards

  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience with patients on clinical trials.
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience, Starting at $55,000

Position Details:

Department: Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Massey Human Resources Office

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