Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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 tomorrow’s 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 DF/HCC Experimental Therapeutics Program facilitates the integration of basic scientists, pharmacologists, and clinical investigators in the development of new anti-cancer agents. Its primary goal is to perform Phase I and I/II trials associated with laboratory studies of investigational new drugs, signal transduction inhibitors, differentiating agents, anti-angiogenesis agents and anti-cancer vaccines.
The Program Nurse is responsible for routing nursing aspects of the program, which include clinical care, patient education, monitoring, and follow-up of patients. He/she acts as a liaison between the various areas of patient care to ensure continuity. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary across the different programs or disease centers. The Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.
Position requires flexibility to participate, as part of the research team, in the care of patients participating in clinical trials. This position may require occasional research nursing as directed by the investigator and nursing director to meet the needs of the disease center.
Core Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Slot Management – requiring regular communication with sponsors, investigators, providers, the research team and patients.
Patient Summaries – for all consultations, including a review of the records and coordination with NPC for necessary documentation.
Resource – for research team and affiliate physicians regarding active trials, including schedule, slot availability, and inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Coordination – of prior authorizations, disability, and hospice with the research and administrative teams.
Monday – Friday; 40 hours flexible per the needs of the disease center