Nurse Coordinator OR Clinical Research Nurse (Sign On Bonus)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 24000059
Nurse Coordinator OR Clinical Research Nurse (Sign On Bonus)-(24000059)
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine is seeking a Nurse Coordinator OR Clinical Research Nurse to lead and coordinate the research activities of patients with cancer being enrolled into clinical trials. This position is responsible for overseeing research projects and ensuring that appropriate staff are aware of study protocols. The Nurse Coordinator or Clinical Research Nurse conducts study specific training for the clinical and research team, to ensure all team members have a clear understanding of the project prior to initiation.
The selected candidate for this position is eligible for a sign-on bonus totaling a minimum of $3,000 for the Clinical Research Nurse and $5,000 for the Nurse Coordinator. Half of the bonus is payable within the first 30 days of hire and the remaining half is payable after successful completion of 12-month probationary period. The sign on bonus is eligible only to candidates new or returning to UMB.
The Nurse Coordinator is the primary interface, along with the faculty member, for cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials. The Nurse Coordinator will assist regulatory coordinators with communicating with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and communicating treatment modifications and amendments, confirms appropriateness of drug doses in accordance with protocols, acts as a consultant to members of the health care team, and prepares and responds to audits conducted by study sponsors.
The Clinical Research Nurse, under general supervision, serves as the primary technical support to a clinical drug trial or other research study, the scope and complexity of which requires licensure as a Registered Nurse. This involves implementing specific treatment protocols, obtaining and organizing research data, and providing direct patient care.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. UMB's COVID-19 policy states that employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at field sites where the COVID-19 vaccination is required must adhere to those protocols. This position has been identified as one which requires the COVID-19 vaccination. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website.
Primary Duties - Nurse Coordinator:
Leads the activities of one or more research studies and the nurses engaged in research or clinical trials and the provision of health care to research patients.
Responsible for overseeing research projects, and ensuring that nurses and staff are aware of study protocols.
Oversees day to day clinical research operations that require expertise of a Registered Nurse and leads study design, initiation, execution, and completion of clinical trials, research studies, or projects.
Follows the clinical courses of patients enrolled in clinical research studies by obtaining results of diagnostic studies, assessing patients for complications, and recording patient data onto study forms.
Assists principal investigators (PIs) in obtaining consent.
Interacts with patients and families to solicit adverse event (side effect) information as well as medications taken since last visit.
Maintains lines of communication between the institution and the study sponsor by preparing study reports and communicating with clinical study monitors.
Monitors study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional policies.
Confirms appropriateness of drug doses in accordance with protocols.
Prepares and responds to audits conducted by study sponsors.
Instructs research staff in scientific and procedural aspects of studies including standards of care, informed consent procedures, and documentation procedures.
Assists regulatory coordinators in communicating with the IRB.
Assists pharmacokinetic specialist (PK) in obtaining clinical samples from patients and preparing samples for processing.
Serves as the primary liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies, and sponsor to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resource. Establishes, maintains, and fosters a cooperative relationship between the members of the research team and supports staff by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participation in team problem-solving methods. Oversees the recruitment, performance, scheduling, and training of team members and continually reviews strengths and weaknesses of staff to maintain a well-trained, highly involved, and motivated team. Instruct and train research and nursing staff in scientific and procedural aspects of studies including standards of care, informed consent procedures, and documentation procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Primary Duties - Clinical Research Nurse
Manages operations of one or more research studies or clinical trial protocols requiring the expertise and care of a Registered Nurse.
Implements research protocol including study drug, therapy, and/or invasive procedures. Routinely monitors participants to ensure that medications are being taken in accordance with research protocol.
Observes physical and emotional reactions to medications and/or treatments. Report irregularities and adverse effects to appropriate medical personnel.
Reviews medical records and extracts, enters, and updates information into an automated data file or system.
Provides health education information to study participants and their families.
Facilitates clinic process by scheduling and following-up appointments; overseeing patient flow; preparing patients for procedures; preparing examination and treatment rooms; and maintaining clinic supplies.
In the event of lab deviation or error, works with clinical staff to document and report as needed to appropriate regulatory bodies.
Maintains appropriate CITI, HIPPA, Biosafety training as well as other credentialing needed to serve as a designated member of the clinical research team.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Perform patient sample scheduling as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Nurse Coordinator: Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or another discipline appropriate to position. Experience: Five (5) years as a Registered Nurse with at least one (1) year in research specialization. Additional years of research preferred. Prior experience in oncology nursing or investigational/therapeutic clinical trials preferred. Experience in patient or project management preferred. Certification/Licensure: Current Maryland license in good standing issued by the Maryland Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland or appropriate federal district licensure where research is conducted. Other: Certification from Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates preferred.
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
Clinical Research Nurse: Education: Bachelor's degree. Preference in Nursing or other discipline appropriate to the position. Experience: Three (3) years of experience in nursing, clinical, or in a relevant research specialization related to the position. Prior experience in oncology nursing or investigational/therapeutic clinical trials preferred. Prior experience in oncology nursing or investigational/therapeutic clinical trials preferred. Experience in patient or project management preferred. Certification/Licensure: Current Maryland license in good standing issued by the Maryland Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland or appropriate federal district licensure where research is conducted. Other: Certification from Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates preferred. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation. May substitute additional years of relevant experience in lieu of minimum education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to gather and interpret quantitative and qualitative data. Ability to operate computers and other office equipment. Skill and ability to interact with the public, health care providers, agencies, and facilities. Thorough knowledge of and compliance with confidentiality of records and communications regarding clients. Thorough knowledge of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act for Registered Nurses preferred. Thorough knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique and infection control including blood and body fluid precautions preferred. Ability to perform extensive standing and walking preferred. Thorough knowledge, skill, and ability to perform various medical and nursing procedures and to operate medical equipment preferred.
The Hiring Range for the Clinical Research Nurse is in the mid $80,000s to the high $90,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
The Hiring Range for the Nurse Coordinator is in the $100,000s to the low $120,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
:Reg or CII Exempt Staff-E2301G
Employee Class :Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time:Full-Time
:School of Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
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