Research Nurse for Drug Development Unit

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

HCA Healthcare Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree


Job Code: 03058-3358


No Weekends

Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) is the research arm of HCA s global cancer enterprise, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world s leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials in oncology, cardiology and orthopedics through affiliations with a network of more than 1,000 physicians across the United States and United Kingdom.

We believe our success is dependent on a healthy work environment where staff members are the core of advancing therapies for patients and accelerating drug development. We apply the same compassion and commitment we have for our patients to our co-workers and colleagues and promote an entrepreneurial culture.

Summary of Position: Primary responsibility is to screen, enroll and follow study
subjects ensuring protocol compliance and close monitoring while the subjects are on study. Responsible for all data collection, source documentation and submission of adverse experience reports.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Supports enrolling patients onto clinical trials through recruitment, screening, enrollment and follow up of eligible subjects according to protocol requirements
Ensures the protection of study patients by timely adherence to protocol requirements/compliance
Uses the protocol as the only tool to screen, treat, and follow patients
Reviews the study design and inclusion/exclusion criteria with physician and patient
Completes and documents screening/eligibility accurately
Completes and documents the informed consent process accurately and have all parties fully execute the document including HIPAA Authorization
Completes the inclusion/exclusion form and standard enrollment form accurately
Accurately completes and submits the on-study forms within two weeks of enrollment for investigator-initiated protocols
Ensures that patient documentation is completed at each clinic visit while in screening
Ensures that all medications are approved by the registrar prior to initiating treatment or when changing medication regimens, such as crossover studies
Accurately calculates and documents the BSA, creatinine clearance, urine protein:creatinine ratio or any other conversions needed per protocol
Ensures that follow-up appointments, scans, or any related procedures are scheduled correctly according to protocol requirements
Informs and documents appropriate SCRI and clinic personnel when patient comes off study
Re-consents patients at the next scheduled visit and documents process appropriately
Attends monthly staff meetings, if required and participates in start up training for new studies
Maintains patient confidentiality according to ethical and legal requirements

Working knowledge of medical, oncology and research terminology
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse team of professionals.

Associate's Degree required; Bachelor Degree preferred

Oncology experience Clinical oncology or critical care nursing preferred.

Certification or License:
Current RN. License to practice in the state of Tennessee required
Current BLS Certification required OCN Preferred
Research Certification (ACRP or CCRP) Preferred

Last Edited: 06/20/2016