Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
: 44 Binney St, BostonJob Family
: NursingFull/Part Time
: RegularFLSA Status
: NonexemptJob Summary
Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrows physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) in collaboration with the physician, is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of clinical research in their specific program/area. The CRN has expert knowledge of cancer as a disease process, cancer treatment modalities (or comparable knowledge for a non-oncology area, e.g. infection control) and the process of conducting medical clinical research. In addition, the CRN has expertise in developing and coordinating a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of those cancer patients and their families undergoing therapy in a clinical research trial. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. Knowledge of current literature and a commitment to continued learning are also required. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary across the different programs/areas. The Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practices.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists principal investigator with protocol development.
- Assists principal investigator as appropriate with the Institutes protocol review process.
- Assists the principle investigator in developing the protocol budget.
- Collaborates with the DFCI Quality Control Center in developing protocol specific materials.
- Serves as research coordinator for National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical-sponsored, and National Cooperative Group protocols.
- Assists with recruitment and registration of patients to clinical trials.
- Coordinates scheduling of patients laboratory and radiographic assessments, admissions and clinic visits.
- Monitors results as appropriate.
- Coordinates protocol data management as necessary.
- Collaborates with staff within the Institute and from outside organizations in the completion of clinical research trials.
- Coordinates study enrollment, protocol treatment, and completion of study requirements for patients participating in clinical trials.
- Works collaboratively and functions as an effective member of the health care team.
- Collaborates with Care Coordination for all patient care referrals.
- Collaborates with primary nurse in assuring that patient care needs are met.
- Provides protocol education to patients and families; adapts interactions based on age-specific needs of the adult/elderly patient.
- Collects and prepares required specimens for analysis and monitors test results, as appropriate.
- Documents in charts as appropriate, and communicates observations/findings to attending physicians.
- Provides in-service training and serves as a resource to the health care team.
- Monitors the environment of care and complies with regulatory agency standards.
- Clinical practice is consistent with nursing policies, procedures and standards.
- Participates in QA/QI projects for the clinical program and the Divisions of Nursing and Adult Oncology.
- Identifies areas for professional growth.
- Formulates professional goals, objectives and methods for accomplishing these.
- Supports research activities within the Division of Nursing.
- Participates in Division of Nursing / Institute committee(s).
- Graduate of NLN approved School of Nursing.
- Licensure as Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
- Minimum of 2 years recent, professional (RN) nursing experience in oncology.
- Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) preferred.
8:30 - 4:30 or 9:00 - 5:00 pm
(variable as needed)