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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse - Radiation Oncology Clinical Research (Days) in Houston, Texas

Monday - Friday; No weekends or holidays

Research experience is preferred but not required


The primary purpose of the Research Nurse position is to provide and coordinate research and protocol-related clinical aspects of investigational trials in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and external sponsors in order to achieve quality clinical trials outcomes. The Research Nurse participates in the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of patients being enrolled on research protocols as designated by the Principal Investigator and the Department Chairman. Scope of position is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and requires adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution.

Key Functions

  1. 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

  1. 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


  • 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

  1. 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

  • Performs phlebotomy and 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

  1. 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

  • Successfully completes RNDM level 1 within six months of hire & RNDM level 2 within 2.5

years of hire

  1. 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.

  • Other duties as assigned

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing. One year of registered nursing experience. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Preferred: 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: 144178

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Remote Work: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 87,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 108,962

  • Science Jobs: No