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Research Nurse - Leukemia
Houston, TX 77030 United States
Assumes responsibility for the effective operation of research protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator and study sponsor. Assesses patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and/or medical record review in inpatient and outpatient settings. Coordinates, evaluates and follows the patient's participation in clinical trials. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team as necessary. Provides documentation in the patient's medical record or recruitment log per protocol and institutional requirements. Identifies and develops methods of patient recruitment.
Assists the primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data. Retrieves protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enters it into computerized database or on a handwritten case report form. Evaluates response to treatment, treatment toxicities and adverse drug reactions and reports appropriately to the principal investigator, the Institutional Review Board and the study sponsor. Provides protocol summary reports as requested.
Participates in protocol-specific clinical tasks as needed. Identifies and provides patient and family educational needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up in clinical trails through talking with patients person-to-person or by telephone and/or through written educational material. If necessary, administers investigational medications, following acceptable nursing procedures/guidelines. Collects and properly identifies special lab specimens as required by protocol by drawing blood and collecting specimens provided by patients, following accepted nursing and laboratory procedures/guidelines. Orders protocol - related tests, procedures and consults and obtains pathology slides and blocks as needed.
Provides professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols by presenting in-services in clinic and inpatient units and by providing clearly understood written and/or computerized directions to the hospital and/or clinic staffs as each new protocol is introduced. Provides accurate information as requested to the multidisciplinary team, consumers and professional public organizations. Keep current concerning oncology and data management issues through reading and/or attending meetings/in services
Job Description-Requirements Education
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Required: Two years registered nurse experience.
Required: Current Texas license to practice professional nursing (RN). Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
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