GYN - ONC Research Nurse, BS + Cert
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA

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Job 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 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 Gynecologic Oncology Program has an opening for a Clinical Research Nurse. 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.
Assists principal investigator with protocol development.
Assists principal investigator as appropriate with the Institute’s 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 patient’s 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).

Job Qualifications

Graduate of NLN approved School of Nursing.
Licensure as Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Minimum of 2 years recent, professional (RN) nursing experience in oncology.
Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) preferred


24 hours a week
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

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