The YCC Clinical Research Nurse is responsible for ensuring excellence in the execution of clinical trials conducted by the Yale Cancer Center (YCC). This position is also responsible for the design, plan, delivery and evaluation of clinical trial related implementation and training activities.
1. Identifies, assesses eligibility, enrolls, and collects accurate medical and demographic history on research subjects for a variety of studies; obtains and explains written consent for subject participation. 2. Provides direct clinical services to subjects; observes subjects and notifies clinicians to any medical/emotional change. 3. Contributes to protocol development, submission, and renewal by collecting written materials and writing procedural documents; ensures ongoing compliance with institutional review board (IRB) policies by monitoring changes in IRB policies related to human specimens and informing the research team of such changes. 4. Conducts patient and research subject evaluations; administers medications and research instruments, and presents data. 5. Reviews, codes and contributes in the entering of all collected patient data to assure completeness and accuracy. 6. Ensures regulatory compliance by maintaining clinical and nursing records to meet the needs of various protocols. 7. Maintains the integrity of the clinical research study by striving to advocate for patients. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent clinical, analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated nursing ability.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to coordinate patient care. Excellent ability to communicate both through oral and written expression.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to assess protocols for feasibility and determine complexity, identify risks, logistics and challenges associated with operationalizing and implementing trials.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to manage several projects concurrently while balancing competing priorities and deadlines.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Well-developed ability to work as an interdisciplinary team member to accomplish organizational goals.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
BSN and experience with oncology treatment preferred. Oncology research experience preferred.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut or Connecticut license eligible.
About Yale University Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office
Yale Cancer Center is Connecticut's only cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Yale Cancer Center delivers the highest quality patient-centered care, achieves breakthrough discoveries, and trains the future leaders in cancer science and medicine. There are over 300 clinical trials providing the most advanced cancer therapies at Smilow Cancer Hospital and in the 15 Care Centers, and trials are available within 20+ disease units. Yale has been at the forefront of understanding the fundamental mechanisms of cancer biology and in developing effective therapies for the treatment of cancer, and harnesses the resources of the Yale School of Medicine and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven to advance cancer research, prevention, and patient care, as well as community outreach and education.
The Clinical Trials Office is in a period of rapid growth and actively recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators. They will be responsible for planning, tracking, and ensuring that the clinical activities for study participants are conducted in accordance with approved protocols. These activities include, but are not limited to patient ...screening, eligibility determination, registration and other protocol and subject milestones. The CRC will have direct patient contact and will be responsible for managing a multitude of clinical trials. The CRC will be assigned to a specific disease team(s) upon hire based on the candidate’s background.