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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse Supervisor - Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine in Houston, Texas

Supervisor, Research Nurse - Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine

The ideal candidate will be a Senior Research Nurse with current or previous leadership experience.

Personnel Management

Assumes responsibility for the effective operation of department research protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator and study sponsor. Trains integrated teams of Research Nurses, Clinical Studies Coordinators (CSC), and Research Data Coordinators (RDC) in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as defined by the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceutical s for Human Use (ICH) to ensure the safety of patients participating on clinical trials as well as collection and submission of high quality data. Sets goals with direct reports that are distinct from their position description, that are measureable, and that add value to the employee as well as the department. Revises position descriptions and review with direct reports annually. Submits position descriptions for new hires. Reviews resumes and schedules panel interviews for new hires. Distributes and collects interview evaluations and structured interview questions. Organizes orientation activities for new hires.

Patient Management

Reviews patient eligibility of potential study cases and assists in obtaining consents. Follows patients on studies and maintains knowledge of adverse events. Tracks protocol related labs, responses and research tests. Enters data into case report forms. Maintains necessary data for audits. Schedules patient tests, keeps patients informed about test results and studies. Collaborates with physicians, mid-level practitioners, research nurses and data managers to document patient care. Collaborates with data manager to develop protocol specific data bases.

Protocol Management

Coordinates and reviews team responses to monitoring visits, annual reports, cohort summaries, and Data Safety Monitoring Board toxicity and efficacy data. Communicates policy and procedures to personnel in the clinical area in accordance with institutional and departmental policies and guidelines. Develops and enforces SOPs and other practices to enhance work flow and performance. Ensures excellent and consistent documentation practices by the clinical staff by reviewing and monitoring use of departmental standardized forms. Create tools and checklists for protocol administration activities to ensure unified department application. Facilitate peer-to-peer mentorship and training as appropriate. Organizes groups of Research Nurses, CSC's, and RDCS's and assigns duties for special projects such as preparation for FDA audit or other large-scale objectives. Oversight of cross coverage schedule for patient care, sample collection, and data entry. Reviews proposed studies and provides feedback regarding patient/protocol management issues prior to study submission or activation. Oversees all start-up aspects of protocols including Clinical Content Tools, CTRC requirements, and sampling pathways such as Z-Code applications. Utilize the OneConnect system to make sure research charges are documented appropriately and that billing to sponsored study accounts is accurate.

Protocol Management

Provides independent and advanced assessment of patients for protocol eligibility for assigned studies. Responsible for assessing, coordinating, managing, and evaluating the care of patients on clinical trials. Collaborates with primary investigators and attending physicians regarding toxicity assessment and grading, treatment guidelines, and response assessments. Responsible for the collection and recording of research data. Participates in data analysis and quality assurance initiatives. Supervises delegated tasks assigned to team members. Reviews proposed studies and provides feedback regarding patient/protocol management issues prior to study submission or activation. Responsible for the effective operation of department protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator, cooperative group and/or study sponsor.

Schedules, coordinates, or conducts in-service training sessions for professional staff as needed. Serves as a resource to nursing staff and others involved in the care of protocol patients regarding the risks and potential side effects of investigational drugs or drug combinations.

Professional Development

Plans and participates in team and multidisciplinary conferences, specialized training, and in-service education programs to increase personal competence. Incorporates nursing advancements into nursing practice. Completes required institutional training within specified time frames. Knowledgeable of nursing, hospital, and departmental procedures and policies. Continually evaluates own practice toward improvement of service to patients and families.

Attends educational offerings to enhance nursing practice and research competencies. Completes required continuing educational requirements for licensure and maintains current RN license in the state of Texas.


Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.


Four years of registered nursing experience to include one year of research nursing and one year of lead/mentor, project management, or supervisory experience. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.


All of the following: 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: 152401

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No