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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse Supervisor - GI Medical Oncology 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.

The primary purpose of the Supervisor, Research Nurse position is to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise all clinical research protocols and protocol patients assigned for GI Medical Oncology. The scope of the position is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and requires adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution.


Management of Clinical trials

Manages the effective operation of multiple department protocols, as designated by the Department Chair, in collaboration with the principal investigator or study sponsor. Provides overall coordination and facilitation of research activities and protocol patient care.

Provides enrollment and patient care for protocols to which he/she is assigned. This includes collecting and inputting data into the appropriate source as well as attending monitoring visits. Will carry a reduced load of patients and protocols.

Personnel Management

Mentors and educates newly hired nurses. Work with the Research Nurse Manager to develop a training plan for new research nurses hired within the department. This includes orientation to the department and clinic, education on research skills, as well as oversight of the initial protocol assigned to the new nurse.

Serves as a resource for the nurses who have less experience in research. The focus will be on answering questions regarding specific situations in addition to assisting as problems or concerns develop between departments.

Serves as a resource for all research nurses when the Research Nurse Manager is out of the office. This includes making decisions regarding personnel issues in the manager's absence.

Manages and evaluates productivity, performance, and the training and development needs of staff. Provides back-up coverage for the research nurses during times of absence.

Completes yearly performance evaluations and conducts coaching and counseling sessions as appropriate. Provides written documentation as needed.

Quality Assurance

Jointly with the Research Nurse Manager, provides QA review of selected cases.

Coordinates, plans and develops training programs for professional and ancillary staff on research protocols, policies and procedures.



Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.



Four years of registered nursing experience to include one year of research nursing and one year of lead/mentor, project management, or supervisory experience.

Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.



All of the following:

Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.


American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 137831

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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