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Cedars-Sinai Research Nurse Coordinator I - Cancer Clinical Trials Office in Los Angeles, California

Cedars-Sinai Cancer is committed to pursuing pioneering research into disease mechanism, diagnostic innovations and new technologies and resources. Through our historic achievements, growing research enterprise, and serving one of the most diverse regions in the world, our physicians and scientists are uniquely positioned to guide the next generation of progress against cancer.

Join our team and use your expertise with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer research.

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office is looking for to hire a Research Nurse Coordinator I. As The RNC I you will have the primary responsibility for all activities associated with clinical study coordination, including subject recruitment/enrollment, study coordination, data management/integrity, grant expenditure adherence, regulatory compliance, project/study evaluation and subject interfacing. The Research Nurse Coordinator I handles the clinical logistics of the study, working in tandem with the Research and/or Clinical Nurse who work to provide hands-on clinical care to the research subject. Incumbents in this role lean heavily upon their clinical nursing background to serve as liaisons between nursing staff, the Principal Investigator, other research staff and the study participant.

In addition, the RNC I will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides educational services to research participants and family regarding study participation, participants current clinical condition, and or disease process

  • Assesses/documents adverse events as reported by research participants, works closely with PI to document according to department process (grade, attribution, treatment, etc), reports to regulatory and sponsor as required

  • Records research data where assessed or reported by patient (ie. symptoms of treatment)

  • Participates in the query and analysis of research data

  • Facilitates the education of the interdisciplinary team on study requirements

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to create and communicate a plan of care that allows for safe and effective collection of clinical research data.

  • Coordinates research participant study visits.

  • Triages patient by phone and provides clinical information to the patient.

  • Recruits of study participants and/or oversees the recruitment of study patients.

  • Completes and documents study participant enrollment, assessment/reassessment, education, and follow-up activities and/or has oversight of the research activity.

  • Coordinates study participant interventions as required and/or has oversight of the research activity.

  • Serves as a liaison between study participant and PI, Clinical Research Nurse and other research staff.

  • Prepares data spreadsheets for Investigator and/or department.

  • Prepares and updates investigation binder.

  • Completes Case Report Forms.

  • May prepare IRB submissions.

  • Assists with data compilation.

  • May assist with grant proposals, publication preparation, and presentations.

  • May coordinate grant activities post award through closure (monitoring budgets, compliance, progress reports).

  • May process, ship, track or otherwise handle research specimens.

Education required:

Associate's Degree in Nursing, Required

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing,Highly Preferred.

License required:

Valid California RN license, and current BLS (Basic Life Saving Certificate). CCRC/CCRP preferred.

Experience required:

  • Two (2) years minimum clinical nursing experience and an additional one (1) year of research nursing experience are required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.