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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Oncology Research Nurse II

Location: Irvine, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 805037 Date posted: 06/11/2019

The Research Nurse II will be responsible for the coordination of the clinical research within the department. Further responsibility to lead the Research Nurse Team will include monitoring and raising the standard of nursing input within this team. The Research Nurse II will be involved in ensuring that any research undertaken within the department safeguards the well being of the patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team facilitate the production of good quality of research. He/She will be instrumental in implementing team objectives to enhance the performance and development of the research nurses.

Essential Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities in the areas of:

  • Clinical Research Coordination.

  • Review and lead the development and implementation of Clinical Research undertaken within the department.

  • To assess and evaluate the progress of on-going clinical trials and research undertaken in the unit.

  • Maintaining an accurate account of the status of the projects and to regularly update the department on the status.

  • To safeguard interest of patients by liaison with relevant trial personnel and contribution to trial design and protocol and ensure compliance with ICH GCP Guidelines.

  • To ensure that all proposed research projects carried out in the department are reviewed by the Institutional Review Committee (IRB) prior to commencement and that updates and amendments are reported in a timely fashion.

  • To drive and encourage the participation in original research carried out in the department.

  • To provide advice and support to other members of the multidisciplinary team with regard to ICH and GCP, project development, implementation, completion and dissemination.

  • Liaison with pharmaceutical sponsors regarding feasibility and implementation aspects of proposed clinical trials.

  • Liaison with the multidisciplinary team to promote and oversee the appropriate referral and recruitment of patients to research within the unit for which the post holder has a designated responsibility.

  • Ensure that all ICH GCP required documentation is kept in a clearly trackable system and is stored in for the appropriate time at all times to ensure clear, accurate records, developing data collection, case report forms and design of database where required.

  • To establish and maintain good working relationships with supporting clinical services.

  • To establish and maintain good channels of communication with other departments within the Medical Center, other Medical Centers, non-commercial bodies and pharmaceutical sponsors.

  • In conjunction with or in the absence of, the Department Manager, monitors and plans in advance workload of the department ensuring it is adequately resourced.

  • In conjunction with the lead clinician and/or Department Manager develops and updates a strategy for clinical research within the department.

  • Clinical Service and Professional Responsibilities:

  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team and contribute to the ongoing development of the department.

  • Develop standards for research practice and ensure these are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

  • Also to review other relevant departmental standards to ensure they are applied appropriately.

  • To provide ongoing advice and information to patients/members with regard to their participation in clinical research in order to facilitate effective informed consent.

  • To assist the clinicians in the assessment of patients/volunteers for eligibility for research and monitoring of their condition throughout their participation.

  • To be responsible for maintaining strong relationships and positive communication channels with other key personnel.

  • Works within the scope of professional conduct.

  • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with KP policies.

  • To drive and encourage the participation in original research carried out in the department for self and junior members of the team.

  • Due regard must be given for the sexual orientation, age, customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients in accordance with 'Equal Opportunities' practices.

  • To observe the confidentiality of patient information at all times, both in accordance with the Data Protection Act. To be conversant with major incident and fire procedures as they relate to clinics.

  • To be conversant with and adhere to all clinical protocols.

  • To adhere to KPSC Policies, guidelines and current legislation including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and the No Smoking Policy.

  • Personal Education, Training and Development:

  • To keep up to date with departmental, FDA, ICH and state regulation developments for the management of clinical research ensuring timely, effective implementation of changes.

  • To keep up to date with current and potential research and information relevant to the care of patients in the clinical area.

  • To attend courses as deemed relevant and to attend meetings and conferences as appropriate.

  • Prepare results of research and present as posters or scientific presentations at meetings and conferences as appropriate.

  • Staff Management and Development:

  • To act as a leader, resource and role model.

  • May be responsible for the supervision, mentoring, training of other research nurses and junior staff including Research Associates.

  • May provide feedback and evaluation as applicable.

  • To facilitate and maintain effective communication within the research team.

  • Travel:

  • Position may require travel.
  • This is a repost of 798675

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years of RN experience in a related clinical specialty (e.g. Oncology) OR five (5) years of experience in clinical research.
  • Bachelor of science degree AND minimum two (2) years of RN experience in a related clinical specialty (e.g. Oncology) OR four (4) years of experience in clinical research.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered nursing licensure in the state of California required.
  • Human Subjects protection training required within 90 days of employment.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Both related specialty clinical nursing experience and clinical research experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or directly related field preferred.
  • CCRC or CCRP preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Irvine,Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Offices II 6650 Alton Pk Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Oncology Clinical Trials Research Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Research & Development Careers

    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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