University of Colorado Clinical Research Nurse (Breast/Sarcoma/T3) in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Clinical Research Nurse (Breast/Scarcoma/T3)

Position # 00750761 – Requisition 14349



Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

/The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds./

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Research Nurse position.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center’s clinical partner for adult care, University of Colorado Hospital is ranked in the top 15 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and Children’s Hospital Colorado is ranked 8th by the same organization in Pediatric Cancer Care. The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center is a consortium of approximately 261 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three clinical institutions, all working toward its vision to prevent and cure cancer while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

The Cancer Center is looking to hire a full time Clinical Research RN.

_Nature of Work_

As a member of the research team this position is responsible for conducting key aspects of research for Phase I-IV industry-sponsored, co-operative group and or investigator-initiated clinical trials in accordance with the trial protocols, FDA Regulations, and ICH/GCP Guidelines. The person in this position is accountable for meeting study-specific goals and timelines, performing and assisting with clinical tasks related to study-specific tests, procedures, and treatments within scope of practice. In addition to acting as a clinical research coordinator, the RN is also responsible for drug administration, phlebotomy and pharmacokinetic sampling, toxicity checks, and protocol specific tests and procedures specifically related to clinical research studies as well as other clinical duties such as EKGs and Holter monitors as assigned based on appropriate licensure and/or completion of competency documentation and team needs. The incumbent coordinates study subject appointments throughout the study and is responsible for data entry, study subject advocacy, and possible management of studies at the local level. Effective communication with study subjects, investigators, and other team members is essential for this position. This position is responsible for providing outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

_Examples of Work Performed_

  • Assures adherence to all research standards as set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), University of Colorado Hospital, University of Colorado Denver (UCD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other pertinent regulatory agencies.

  • Relays timely information to Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in regard to protocols (e.g. addition of investigators, amendments, serious adverse events, consent form changes, monitoring visits, correspondence, continuing review and study termination reports) to ensure quality study flow and ensure that all governing regulations are being adhered to.

  • Obtains medical history and current medications, reviews protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria, and confirms eligibility of subject. Ensures that the informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented and filed as required.

  • Recruits and interviews prospective subjects for multiple clinical studies. Familiarizes potential subjects with the details of the study through phone contacts and personal interviews.

  • Schedules subject participation in research, coordinating availability of necessary space, laboratory and physician support. Coordinates with pharmacy staff dispensing of study medication under the direction of the Principal Investigator and/or Sub-investigators.

  • Assures compliance with protocol details, completes necessary records, and coordinates scheduling of subject and monitoring visits. Accurately transfers source documentation into Case Report Form (CRF) within 10 working days. Is familiar with all records required for each study, reviews records after each visit for completeness and accuracy. Maintains patient clinical research files.

  • Recognizes adverse events and serious events and promptly notifies appropriate parties; e.g. Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, FDA, Data Safety and Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator.

  • Serves as a contact person for ongoing clinical research studies and meets with representatives from sponsoring pharmaceutical firms or in-house staff for initial orientation to studies and for review of study records.

  • Participates in DSMC audits.

/Patient Care Responsibilities/

  • Collaborates with hospital staff to ensure tests and procedures required by clinical protocols are performed and documented. These include, but are not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen processing, EKG’s, drug administration, Infusions, pharmacokinetic sampling, toxicity checks, and protocol specific tests and procedures.

  • May be called upon to perform the following specific tests and procedures specifically related to the research study: a) electrocardiogram, b) blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature measurements, c) phlebotomy and specimen processing and shipping, d) pulse oximetry.

  • Collaborates with the clinical team in developing all aspects of patient care.

  • Assesses patient’s pertinent health history.

/This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority./

_Salary and Benefits_

The salary range for this position starts at $61,194 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

_Minimum Requirements_

Education:Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

Experience:A minimum of 1 year of RN experience

/NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATION:/Candidates must have an active RN License. Candidates must have an active Colorado nursing license or ability to obtain their Colorado license prior to start date.

/Please include a copy of your current RN license with your submission. /

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • 1 year of RN experience in research and/or oncology

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities_

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task.

  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal.

  • Knowledge of common pharmaceutical terminology

_Diversity and Equity _

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Equity by email at equity_ada@ucdenver.edu or by phone at (303) 315-2567.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job: *Health Care

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Clinical Research Nurse (Breast/Sarcoma/T3)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 14349