MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse - Interventional Radiology in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Research Nurse opportunity in Interventional Radiology. The ideal candidate must be a licensed RN with a minimum of one year nursing experience . Candidates with clinical research experience, coordination of studies, and clinical trials experience are preferred.

Summary

The primary purpose of the Research Nurse position is to conduct assigned operations of research protocols. Coordinate, evaluate and follow patient participation in assigned clinical trials. Assist in the collection and evaluation of data. Under direction, performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens, and monitoring responses; may administer medications. Manage research regulatory paperwork for protocol patient folders.

Key Functions

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.

Retrieves protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enters it into a computerized database and or handwritten case report form. Evaluates response, treatment response, toxicities, adverse drug reactions and reports appropriately to the Principal Investigator, the Institutional Review Board and the study sponsor.

Performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens, and monitoring responses; may administer medications. 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. Must be willing and able to perform all aspects of direct patient care for research studies (i.e. blood draws, i.v. starts, vital signs monitoring, patient assessment, contrast administration, etc.) as required by research protocol.

Provides patient and family education; may provide professional and ancillary research or Division staff education concerning research protocols as required.

Education:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing

Experience:

Required: One year of registered nursing experience.

Preferred: Two years of registered nursing experience.

License/Certifications:

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000