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

Research Nurse - Surgical Oncology

The ideal candidate for the Research Nurse position will have the following:

· Interventional Treatment trial experience

· Highly organized and comfortable with multiple protocols

· High initiative and engagement with PIs, managers, ancillary depts, external sponsors

· Clear, consistent, and thorough communication verbally and written

· Proper responsiveness and follow-up/through of study and patient issues

· High team/collaborative spirit

· Willingness/ability to come on-site as needed for non-remote study activities such as consenting, in-person assessments, mailing/faxing/scanning, PI/team meetings

Protocol management

· Effectively conducts assigned operations of research protocols.

· Under direction, performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens, and monitoring responses.

· Applies clinical and research knowledge of protocol conduct in the effective management of research protocols.

· Participates in fiscal activities related to clinical research.

· Communicates effectively with research team.

· Documents and organizes protocol related items consistent with protocol guidelines, institutional and departmental policies, GCP and Federal Regulations.

Data Management

· Assists in the collection and evaluation of data.

· Demonstrates knowledge of research process, Code of Federal Regulations and ICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).

· Demonstrates competence in key aspects of data collection and data entry incorporating institutional guidelines.

· Demonstrates knowledge of the current NCI-Common Toxicity Criteria and institutional reporting requirements.

· Knows how to ensure the quality of protocol specific data.

Clinical Practice

· Coordinates, evaluates, and follows patient participation in clinical trials.

· Applies the nursing process and incorporates national and institutional standards of nursing practice in delivering nursing care to patients enrolled in research protocols.

· Demonstrates clinical competence in aspects of care incorporating institutional guidelines and protocol policies.

· Documents patient care and outcomes per institutional, federal and protocol standards. May administer medications.

Education/ Team Orientation

· Applies principle of teaching/learning process to patient/family learning needs. Identifies experiences to increase knowledge and participates in educational activities.

· May provide professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols as required.

Communication/ Respect

· Uses appropriate communication skills with patients.

· Accepts and incorporates constructive feedback into professional practice.

· Can locate and utilize institutional and departmental policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.


Required: One year of registered nursing experience.


Required: 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: 168722

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 70,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 116,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No