The Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine is hiring a Health Professional II. The Nurse Project Manager (NPM) will coordinate a multi-site, cluster-randomized trial of a nurse-led primary palliative care intervention (CONNECT) for patients with advanced cancer. In coordination with the study investigators (Study Oversight Committee), Nurse Advisory Board, and research assistants, the NPM will be responsible for conducting site visits at participating UPMC Cancer Center clinics to provide intensive early deployment support and ongoing supervision of CONNECT procedures. The NPM will oversee selection, training and supervision of CONNECT oncology intervention nurses, as well as provide training and feedback in the palliative care clinical skills. Additional responsibilities will include preparing study regulatory materials, working with the data center to oversee completion of study data management tools, maintaining and updating study operations procedures, supervising 1-2 research assistants who will conduct telephone assessments, overseeing study budgets, and monitoring enrollment and data completion at participating sites.
The NPM must have outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills and be knowledgeable about palliative oncology nursing. Experience coordinating large clinical trials is required, with the ability to exercise independent judgment to ensure the study's IRB protocol is being adhered to. Familiarity with outpatient oncology practice is also required, with the ability to rapidly identify and troubleshoot implementation challenges that may arise and to serve as a role model and guide for CONNECT nurses. The NPM must have reliable transportation for off-site travel. Strong written and computer skills (MS Office) and excellent leadership skills required.
Internal Number: 172225
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