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Research Nurse, Senior (Cancer Clinical Trials) (Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Nurse, Senior (Cancer Clinical Trials) (Multiple Positions)
Department Cancer Center Division (0721)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The Operations Office is a functional component of the UACC centralized clinical trials unit that is organized to provide clinical research staff support for interventional oncology protocols.

This Research Nurse, Senior position will provide dedicated nursing support for clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in protocol development by reviewing potential protocols, informed consent documents, and evaluate their effect on standard nursing procedures.
  • Recruit study participants, schedule appointments, interview and evaluate potential participants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements; instruct participants concerning protocol and obtain consent signature.
  • Schedule and/or coordinate the scheduling of required laboratory tests and/or exams.
  • Provide direct patient care involving diagnosis and administering medication.
  • Coordinate and/or perform physical assessments required by protocol such as tumor measurements, neurological checks and blood pressure reading.
  • Assess participants for evidence of drug toxicity, unexpected side effects or other problems, and notify principal investigator; recommend dosage adjustments per protocol.
  • Evaluate and develop patient educational materials and give patient and/or family members instructions on drug administration and other medical information.
  • Train, oversee, and provide current patient information to nurses and other health care personnel in order to assure comprehensive patient care.
  • Document medical data in patient record.
  • Assist physician and/or principal investigator in writing manuscripts for publication and/or presentation of materials at conferences.
  • Actively participate in disease team meetings.
  • Develop flowsheets and forms needed to capture specific protocol required data.
  • Review treatment plans for assigned protocols for accuracy.
  • Provide training to other staff members to assure patient safety and adherence to the protocol.
  • Perform lab draws and give injections where an RN license is required.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as it relates to the position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND two years of professional nursing experience; OR, Associate’s degree or diploma in Nursing from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND four years of professional nursing experience. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, possesses a temporary license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse; permanent license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing required within four (4) months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous work as an oncology research nurse.
  • Previous work with the EPIC electronic health record system.
  • Demonstrated detailed documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $57,419 - $70,715 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24118
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Alaina Krone
AKrone@uacc.arizona.edu

Open Date 10/09/2017
Review Start Date 10/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/22535
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND two years of professional nursing experience; OR, Associate's degree or diploma in Nursing from a State Board of Nursing approved school of nursing AND four years of professional nursing experience? Are you currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, possesses a temporary license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse; permanent license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing required within four (4) months of employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents