MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse- Lymphoma/Myeloma (Myeloma Team) 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." As a Magnet Recognized Hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

One of the largest multidisciplinary programs for lymphoma and myeloma in the U.S., the department includes 25 faculty members, 20 of whom see and treat patients. Patients benefit from a team approach that includes our colleagues in radiology, surgery, radiation therapy, hematopathology, and stem cell transplantation, as well as clinical pharmacists, research and clinical nurses, social workers, and dietitians.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of nursing experience preferably in research and/or oncology working on the Myeloma Team.

Salary Range: Min- $56,000 Mid- $78,500 Max- $110,000

Essential Job Functions-

Effectively conducts assigned operations of research protocols. Coordinates, evaluates and follows patient participation in clinical trials. Assists in the collection and evaluation of data. Under direction, performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens and monitoring responses. May administer medications. Provides patient and family education. May provide professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols as required.

Clinical Research Activities-

Assesses patients for protocol eligibility, coordinates, evaluates and follows patient participation in clinical trials. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team individually and in group meetings in monitoring and evaluating patient and family response to the treatment protocol or research study by providing verbal and written or computerized reports. Assists primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data collected from all research endeavors by retrieving and visually reading data from medical record in clinic, office or Medical Records and entering via keyboard into computers in office or transcribing data by and onto Case Report forms.

Clinical Settings Activities-

Evaluates response to treatment, grading toxicities and adverse treatment reactions through personal interviews, by visually monitoring the medical record and or by talking with patient and or family members and local physicians on the telephone. Reports treatment responses, toxicities and adverse treatment reactions to protocol/research sponsors and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) by providing regular written or computerized reports which are to be walked to office supplied for sponsors and to IRB office as required.

Patient Care & Education-

Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. Identifies and provides patient and family educational needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up on clinical trials and research protocols through talking with patients and families person to person and by telephone and synthesizing information provided. The Research Nurse must be able to work within a context of very intense interpersonal relationships, including patient, physician, co-workers and subordinates.

Education

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing.

Experience

Required: One year of registered nursing experience

Preferred: Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing.

Licensure/Certification

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

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