Clinical Research Coordinator-RN (Fairfax/Loudoun Split)

US Oncology, Inc. Sterling, VA
Position SummaryAre you looking for a career and not just a job in the Medical field? Virginia Cancer Specialists, an affiliate of McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology, a leader in Cancer care, is seeking a Full Time Clinical Research Coordinator RN for our Fairfax and Loudoun Offices.

Duties to include:

* Screens potential patients for protocol eligibility. Presents trial concepts and details to the patients, participates in the informed consent process, and enrolls patients on protocol.

* Coordinates patient care in compliance with protocol requirements. May disburse investigational drug and provide patient teaching regarding administration. Maintains investigational drug accountability.

* In collaboration with the physician, reviews patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug, and thoroughly documents all findings.

* Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting. Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.

* Maintains regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations.

* Participates in required training and education programs. Responsible for education of clinic staff regarding clinical research.

* May collaborate with Research Site Leader in the study selection process.

* Additional responsibilities may include working directly with other (non-USOR) research bases and/or sponsors.

* Identifies quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborates with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.

* Responsible for compiling and reporting protocol activity, accrual data, and research financial information to practice administration and physicians. May be responsible for the development of practice research budgets.

* May oversee the preparation of orders by physicians to assure that protocol compliance is maintained. Communicates with physician regarding study requirements, need for dose modification, and adverse event reporting.

* May supervise or manage other research staff (clinical research coordinators and/or data coordinators).

* Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and clinical staff at all times through compliance with all federal, state, and professional regulatory standards as issued through OSHA and the CDC. Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education (BSN preferred). Minimum five years of nursing experience, preferably in oncology. Experience in clinical research strongly preferred. Current licensure as a registered nurse in state of practice. Current BLCS or ACLS certification required. OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred.

* Knowledge of medical terminology, nursing assessment, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine, diagnostic tests, radiology, pathology, pharmacology, hematology, oncology, clinical trials and GCP concepts.

* Experience with computer data entry and database management.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Exhibits strong leadership, management and organizational skills

* Ability to develop and present research educational programs to staff

* Attention to details and accuracy

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures such as protocols, informed consent documents, and regulatory documents.

* Ability to work independently, organize, prioritize, and follow through with results.

* Ability to solve complex problems and implement solutions.

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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Category: Nursing

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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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