Oncology Clinical Research Nurse - Georgia Cancer Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jun 02, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Oncology Clinical Research Nurse - Georgia Cancer Center

Job ID: 252787
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The Georgia Cancer Center is on a mission for providing industry-leading cancer research and care that benefits patients locally and globally. Our ultimate goal is to eradicate cancer and we are proudly making progress every day. When we say patient care is a priority, we mean it. We assemble custom teams of field experts to address each individual's unique needs. The research and innovations developed at the Georgia Cancer Center ultimately influence the global network of cancer care. Our team fights for far more than just Georgians. The learnings achieved through the care of local patients has wide-reaching implications for creating tomorrow's standard of cancer care. Through facilitating first-in-the-nation trials and growing a depth of understanding only available through a multidisciplinary approach, the Georgia Cancer Center team is equipped to deliver treatment advancements that will be applied in facilities across the world. The team offers a proving ground that paves the way for patients in other areas to have access to new options.

Job Summary
This position provides research coordination for assigned oncology studies. Responsibilities include becoming familiar with study protocols, reviewing charts and screening potential study participants, conducting study procedures that may include blood draws and preparing specimens for shipment and testing, reading lab results, collecting and entering study data and preparing and maintaining documents.

The duties include, but are not limited to: Evaluation & Implementation of Clinical Trials: Review study protocols, primary disease category and investigational drug information; Familiarity with all study requirements; Communicate and make arrangements with the different areas of AU that may be involved in the study (ice radiology, laboratory services, pathology, patient scheduling, etc.); Set up studies according to sponsor requirements and IRB policies; Adapt study for changes due to study amendments and extensions Recruitments of Subjects: Familiarity with inclusion/exclusion criteria; Prepare recruitment plan with Principal Investigators; Prepare any advertisements for institutional approval; Prepare correspondence to potential sources for patient accrual; Become the liaison between sources of referral (i.e. clinical staff, community groups and referring physicians) and Principal Investigator; Screen patients for inclusion/exclusion criteria; Verify informed consent procedures Conduct of Study: Schedule patient visits, laboratory tests and procedures; Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, dispense investigational drugs per protocol and AU requirements' Obtain laboratory samples; Obtain vital signs, perform ECGs when required and assist physician with physical examinations; Conduct Good Clinical Practices Medical Management: Assess patient's general health; Accurately report all adverse events within required time frame to sponsor and IRB; Notify Principal Investigator of patient's condition; Provide assistance to Principal Investigators for management of adverse events; Schedule any required follow-up procedures for resolution of adverse events Study Documentation & CRF Completion: Help maintain all FDA and sponsor required regulatory documents; Ensure documentation and reporting of required procedures/tests and study information; Accurately complete source documents; Work with data coordinators to accurately complete case report forms and other data entry in a timely manner; Enter patient information into OnCore Reports & Financial Documentation: Complete all reports, including the annual study continuation report required by IRB; prepare forms and submit Investigational New Drug (IND) Safety Reports to the IRB Other Duties: Perform all other related duties/tasks as needed

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia with a minimum of two years of clinical experience in a specialized area; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification OR Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia with a minimum of six years of clinical experience in a specialized area; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a health related field or life sciences with ten years' experience in oncology or clinical research; CCRC certification or eligibility; Oncology Nurse Certification; Knowledge of federally funded projects, industry-sponsored projects and investigator initiated studies

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Flexible and well-organized
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to set priorities
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Must be experienced in performing blood draws, preparing specimens, and familiar with medical terminology


Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Pay Grade: 22

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=252787&PostingSeq=1

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