Clinical Research Nurse - Cancer Care


Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: 8-4:30

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Plans for, recruits, enrolls, documents and observes the progress of subjects enrolled in research studies. This is done in accordance with physician's orders, study protocols, good clinical practice standards as well as approved/recognized standards of nursing care/nursing techniques, and procedures/administrative policies, as delegated by physician(s). Maintains the accurate and timely documentation of study visits, and notifies the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of deviations or violations from study protocol. Site visits occur in a variety of settings, such as inpatient, ambulatory, and the Clinical Research Unit (CRU). Notifies the IRB of adverse events in accordance with time frames established by the IRB. Works within the scope of nursing practice as defined by the State of Ohio. Follows MetroHealth System policies and procedures. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Qualifications: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing (or a program seeking accreditation). Current RN licensure in the State of Ohio. One year of clinical experience as a staff nurse or 2 years of relevant, clinical research experience. Current CREC (Continuing Research Education Credit) certification or obtains within 2 months of hire. Good organization and problem-solving skills. Excellent clinical skills. Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers and various software/database applications. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently Current BLS certification. May be required to obtain other certifications as determined by study protocols. Note: Possesses and maintains competencies per department requirements as indicated on position posting. Preferred: Bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing. Experience in research. Institutional Review Board (IRB) experience. Knowledgeable of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in research. For Specific Research Departments only: Required: Oncology Department: OCN certified, or obtains certification within 2 years of hire. Emergency Department: One year of Emergency Department and/or ICU experience. Preferred: Emergency Department: ACLS Certification. Physical Requirements: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Ability to lift 250-300 pounds with assistance. Ability to push/pull up to 500 pounds with assistance. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids. Requires some exposure to chemicals.