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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse - GU Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our values are caring, integrity, discovery, safety and stewardship.


Assumes responsibility for the effective operation of research protocols in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) and study sponsor :

  • Assesses patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and medical record review in the outpatient and inpatient settings.

  • Assesses patients in the inpatient/outpatient clinical setting for follow up appointments per protocol requirements.

  • Accurate and successful patient recruitment, scheduling and retention.

  • Coordinates and monitors patients associated with a protocol.

  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team as necessary.

  • Provides documentation in the patient's medical record or recruitment log per protocol and institutional requirements.

  • Responsible for designated secondary protocol assignments.

  • Accurately reviews new protocol assignments for consistency and clarity.

  • Creates protocol specific documentation reference tools.

  • Responsible for day to day regulatory management.

Assists the PI in evaluation of patient response to protocol therapy:

  • Evaluates response to treatment, treatment toxicities and adverse drug reactions and reports appropriately to the principal investigator, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the study sponsor.

  • Provides protocol summary reports as requested.

  • Assists the PI and support staff with protocol management, content and data analysis.

  • Participates in organization/coordination of information expected to be monitored/audited.

Participates in protocol-specific tasks as needed:

  • Identifies and provides patient and family education needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up in clinical trial through talking with patients person-to-person or by telephone and/or through written educational material.

  • Prepares for external monitoring or auditing visits.

  • Administers investigational medications as required by the protocol, following acceptable nursing procedures/guidelines.

  • Protocol orders, related tests, procedures and consults.

  • Participates in budgets and research related charges for assigned protocols.

Maintains a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs :

  • Keep current concerning research, oncology and data management issues through reading, attending meetings and inservices.

  • Attends departmental research meetings and conferences.

  • Attends approved off-site meetings, workshops and conferences.

  • Participates in National organizations that are oncology and research focused.

  • Provides professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols by presenting inservices in clinic and inpatient units.

  • Provides accurate information as requested to the multidisciplinary team.

  • Maintains appropriate license and certification.

  • Completes all mandatory institutional training requirements.

Other Functions:

  • Retrieve and visually reads patients medical record.

  • Conduct personal interviews with patients in clinic or in-patient rooms or by talking on the phone. Ability to contact local physicians by phone or letter when necessary for protocol follow up.



Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.



One year of registered nursing experience.


Prior Research Nurse experience.



Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.


American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 150467

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 113,000

  • Science Jobs: No