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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

This position will serve as the Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator for the Cellular Therapies/Blood and Marrow transplantation. This position does not report to nursing. The candidate will be responsible for study coordination, education and operationalization for research patients. This includes educating patients and staff on possible side effects, research procedures, organizing data, participating and planning for the research meetings. Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient/participant problems. Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential patient/research participant problems in the Oncology setting. Ensures screening, scheduling and coordination of care of research participants is accomplished as written in the research study protocol. Facilitates and maintains full regulatory compliance. The candidate is required to have a working knowledge of protocol requirements and good clinical practices as set forth by federal regulations.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

 

  • Coordinates clinical research studies with Study Coordinator-Data, ancillary services and clinical teams
  • Schedules Site Initiation Visits (SIV) meetings by sponsors/investigators 
  • Attends workability meetings with a bedside nursing focus to review order sets for completeness and readability, IV pump & tubing requirements and to create fast fact sheet and education binder (treatment, possible side effects, and complications for the bedside nurse 
  • Oversee & create the proper documentation for the infusion or side effects (dotphrase, etc)
  • Ensures research quality compliance including REMS training for the bedside nurse: Creates training material, train staff, administers test and tracks
  • Works with 7W/8E nursing leadership to coordinate education time for bedside nurses pertaining to just in time administration education, REMS training, etc.
  • Assist bedside nursing regarding medication administration and disposal
  • Track and record all current and upcoming research studies and reports at department quality meetings
  • Reviews dose changes or laboratory abnormalities under the direction of the MD’s to report on clinical trial
  • Orders study specific lab work and protocol specific procedures per study and department protocol/s
  • Works with research lab services to maintain lab supplies
  • Works with finance team regarding study and patient specific charges
  • Identify, screen, consent, enroll and track patients on clinical trials
  • Performs patient vital and phlebotomy (PK, PD sampling, EKG’s and other) as necessary
  • Attends investigator study meetings
  • Reviews budget and workflow of onboarding new clinical trials
  • Serves as a resource and contact person for active protocols
  • Partnered with study teams and advises sponsor of issues
  • Ensures scheduling aligns to protocol for study visits
  • Provides education to patients, families and significant others on research protocol requirements
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and independently solve patient research barriers
  • Completes the nursing synopsis and FAST FACTs summaries utilized by nursing to manage and prevent barriers on the clinic unit floors.   
  • Performs toxicity assessments, grading under the direction of investigator.
  • Participates in the review of research study data
  • Participates in quality assurance and in quality improvement processes
  • Possesses a working knowledge of clinical trial design and operation.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in operating multiple electronic applications used for documentation and obtaining results.
  • Provides study information by developing appropriate resource documents, patient diaries and tracking tools for the medical and nursing staff enabling the successful completion of procedures and collection of data as written in the research study plan.
  • Is able to consistently gather data and follow protocols and/or department guidelines with guidance
  • Reviews study feasibility and protocol requirements in the research treatment plan with the principle investigator, or designee.
  • Organizational management, including, but not limited to, timeliness in completing source documentation, reporting adverse drug experiences, managing workload and managing patient study files.
  • Liaison between clinical team and research team to develop processes, troubleshoot complications and facilitate communication
  • Collaborates with medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the research patient.
  • Maintains current PEERS, SOCRA, CITI or NIH Protection of Human Subjects Training Certification annually 
  • Knowledge of current lab safety (including ICH and FDA) guidelines 
  • Provides cross coverage to other research clinical coordinators 
  • Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude 
  • Other duties as required  

The Research Nurse-Clinical Research Coordinator for BMT Program does not report to nursing and will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills with excellent attention to detail, ability to multi task and work well under tight timelines.  The candidate will have excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft software applications and with MiChart/Epic.  They will participate in the development of research goals and objectives by attending staff meetings, in-service programs, attending appropriate continuing education opportunities, staff development programs, as well as participating in Quality Improvement initiatives to support implementation of change. 

Required Qualifications*

  • BSN degree
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse to practice in Michigan
  • Two to three years of experience caring for patient on Clinical Trials
  • 2-3 years of oncology RN experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • 1-3 years of BMT patient care experience
  • 1- 3 years of Experience Coordinating Oncology Clinical Trials
  • Previous experience with Epic or MiChart
  • SOCRA or ACRP certification

Work Schedule

 Hours: 40 hrs., flexibility required. Shift:  Day shift & some evening shift, hours will vary; Monday thru Friday, with a possibility of weekends and holidays

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.