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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Research Nurse-Endocrine Neoplasia in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 rankings.

It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. Since 1944, almost 1.8 million people have turned to MD Anderson for cancer care.

The institution pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to research-driven care. In Fiscal Year 2021, MD Anderson invested more than $1.03 billion in research.



Performs all functions of a Research Nurse.

Assumes responsibility for the overall effective operation of research protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator and study sponsor.

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

Coordinates, evaluates and follows the patient's participation in clinical trials.

Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team as necessary to achieve protocol requirements.

Provides documentation in the patient's medical record per protocol and institutional requirements.

Assists with protocol development, including budget issues and protocol design.

Acts as a liaison with sponsor institutions and pharmaceutical companies conducting research studies

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


Ensures accurate collection, validation and statistical analysis of data in designated protocols.

Assists the primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data.

Retrieves protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enters it into a computerized database or on a handwritten case report form.

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

Provides protocol summary reports as requested.

Assists with protocol analysis.

Utilizes computer statistical/data management packages as necessary.

Design research tools to aid in data collection and analysis

May develop and maintains databases for collection of research data


Independently performs clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens, monitoring responses and administering medications.

Identifies and provides patient and family educational needs regarding treatment management, evaluation and follow-up in clinical trials through talking with patients person-to-person or by telephone.

If necessary, administers investigational medications, following acceptable nursing procedures/guidelines.

Collects and properly identifies special lab specimens as required by protocol by drawing blood and collecting specimens provided by patients, following accepted nursing and laboratory procedures/guidelines.

Orders protocol-related test, procedures and consults as needed.

Provides professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols by presenting in-services in department, centers, inpatient units and by providing clearly understood written and/or computerized instructions as each new protocol is introduced. Provides accurate information as requested to the multidisciplinary team, consumers and professional/public organizations. Keeps current concerning endocrine neoplasia's and data management issues through reading and/or attending meetings/in services. May present data from clinical trials in publication and/or formal oral presentations.

Assists research nurses and coordinators, clinical studies in protocol management.

Serves as preceptor for new research nurses and provides training and development of research personnel.

May supervise other research personnel if assigned.


Other Duties, as assigned

Keeps current concerning oncology, endocrinology research and data management issues through reading and/or attending meetings/in-services.

Represents the department in order to attract new protocols from physicians, and pharmaceutical companies.

Develops and maintains system for controlling paper flow for protocols and hospital policies, including records of surgery, pathology, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION : Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE : Two years of registered nurse 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: 152864

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 99,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 123,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Science Jobs: No