University of Pennsylvania CLINICAL RESEARCH NURSE C/D in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-30689


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org CC-Cancer Center

Posted to the Web 12/20/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 027/028

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8am to 5 pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


Clinical Research Nurse C: Independently coordinate the conduct of Phase I – IV clinical trials including consenting, screening and enrolling eligible subjects; managing subject treatment per protocol; oversight and coordination of research testing, including labs, office visits and radiology exams; provide oversight for research medication administration; direct administration of research medications including injections, blood drawing, including blood draws via venipuncture and through accessing lines and ports; monitor patient care, treatment side effects and patient status throughout study period; communicate any research issues to PI and primary MD; communication with research team, including Investigators, CRC and regulatory team, to ensure patient safety and proper study conduct, provide patient/family education and support, follow GCP guidelines in the conduct of trials, coordinate implementation of research protocols with study and clinical team, collecting and reporting research data, reporting serious adverse events per protocol, coordinate subject care with clinical team, provide coverage and support to other research nurses and coordinators, maintain good communication with supervisors, co-workers and study team, possibly assist in the writing and development of investigator-initiated protocols, participate in the development of unit SOP’s, serve as a resource for junior staff, serve as a resource for development of study orders, provide input into the development of efficient work flows, attend study related meetings that may occur outside of usual work ours, other duties as assigned. The typical hiring salary range for a Clinical Research Nurse C in the Cancer Center is $75,000 to $84,000 depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications.Clinical Research Nurse D: Coordinate all aspects of Phase I – IV oncology clinical trials for patients. Work closely with the Investigators to select appropriate studies and maximize enrollment. Review of protocols during approval process to ensure necessary resources are in place, complete logistical review forms. Work with clinical staff, including, but not limited to lab, infusion, radiology, Advanced Practitioners, triage, inpatient and pharmacy to educate/train regarding protocol requirements and study agents, ensuring protocol compliance and maximize efficient implementation of the protocol while serving as a resource. Develop and maintain ongoing communication with the clinical teams. Develop and lead working groups within the CRU that will maximize the efficiency and quality of research performed within the program, including developing SOP’s. Coordination of trial activities will include, but is not limited to, obtaining informed consent, screening and enrollment of study participants, confirming eligibility and registration of subjects, scheduling study related visits (e.g., lab tests and procedures), administer or coordinate administration of medications and treatments, study drugs and interventions, including injections; blood drawing, including blood draws via venipuncture and through accessing lines and ports, conduct study and subject assessments; monitor patient care, assess patient status, monitor treatment side effects, non-serious and serious adverse event reporting; assure protocol compliance; collect data and maintain source data documentation, ensuring completion of source documents and case report forms (CRFs), resolve queries, conduct initiation, monitoring audit and closeout visits with sponsors. Coordination may also include, but often to a lesser degree, the submission of study documents to all applicable institutional committees (e.g., IRB, CTSRMC, IBC, CTRC) for initial approval, continuing reviews and for approval of any amendments, maintenance of regulatory files, preparation for monitoring visits and audits, and assisting Sponsor with annual IND reporting. The typical hiring salary range for a Clinical Research Nurse D in the Cancer Center is $80,000 to $90,000 depending on the successful candidates qualifications.


Clinical Research Nurse C: Registered Nurse with license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 2 to 3 years of experience. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related discipline strongly preferred. Oncology experience (either nursing or clinical research) is preferred. Clinical Research Nurse D: Registered Nurse with license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 4 to 5 years of nursing experience. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related discipline strongly preferred. Oncology experience (either nursing or clinical research) is also highly preferred. Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations.Possess working knowledge of the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference of Harmonisation (ICH) and Good Clinical (Research) Practice (GCP) Guidelines. Possess strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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