The mission of the Knight Clinical Research Management organization is to support the conduct of translational clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment. The support is provided through proactive, high quality and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. This fast-paced and highly intense research environment requires management of complex therapeutic interventional (TI) trials and clinical research studies involving a very vulnerable and sick population.
An exciting opportunity has been created for an experienced researcher to join the Medical Oncology Research Team as a Research Nurse focusing on the intersection of Medical Oncology, Symptom Science, and Palliative Care. The individual will work alongside Symptom Science medical oncology and palliative care faculty and staff on major translational scientific project initiatives and aid in overseeing the implementation and execution of identified projects. The Symptom Science research programs are building a robust portfolio of industry, cooperative group, and investigator-initiated clinical trials that focus on improving the health and well-being of patients with cancer. Moreover, the Symptom Science group also effectively collaborates with research groups within and outside of OHSU to advance clinical research. The Research Nurse position will work effectively and collaboratively to ensure the delivery of key translational research studies.
Summary of responsibilities:
The Research Nurse is responsible for the clinical research activities for cancer clinical research studies conducted at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Research Nurse works collaboratively with other staff and provides services, as assigned by the supervisor, in furtherance of the university’s mission and goals. The primary objectives of this position are to educate, recruit, screen, monitor and document the subjects’ responses to treatment. The Research Nurse provides monitoring and clinical expertise to ensure protocol adherence and accurate data collection. In addition to direct research responsibilities, the individual is this position is responsible for mentoring OHSU or affiliate site staff members, and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvement.
Qualities of a successful candidate:
This position requires a highly experienced nurse, capable of working both independently and collaboratively with all levels of providers and non-medical research staff, adroitly balancing patient safety and research data advancement in the most ethical manner.
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Please be sure to submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
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