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YCC Clinical Research Nurse

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties

  1. Builds, reviews and approves accurate and complete order sets to ensure compliance with individual research protocols. 2. Assesses protocols for feasibility at Smilow Cancer Hospital New Haven and Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers. 3. Attends and participates in disease team, feasibility, site start-up and other key meetings with the responsibility to identify, analyze and disseminate appropriate information to the clinical operations staff and maintains a current understanding of priority trials for the YCC. 4. Develops and participates in the delivery of training for new protocols, including; the creation of training materials, protocol-specific tool kit, nursing in-service presentations and others as required by specific protocols. Determines the appropriate training delivery mechanism, timing and frequency. 5. Directs the prioritization and serves as liaison to the Beacon administrator, Clinical Research Support Lab personnel, research pharmacists, Principle Investigators and research support staff as it relates to the building and approval of drug order sets and lab order templates. Directs the prioritization and approves OnCore study calendars in compliance with individual research protocols. 6. Evaluates and assesses protocols in advance of protocol review meetings to determine complexity, identify risks, logistics and challenges associated with operationalizing and implementing specific trials at Smilow Cancer Hospital and its Care Centers. Collaborates with pharmacists, lab staff, CTTM(s) and others to ensure challenges and logistics are resolved prior to activating clinical research studies. 7. Develops and administers tools to analyze the effectiveness of training programs and measure progress of understanding. 8. Trains research staff as necessary on specific protocols and YCC standard operating procedures in conjunction and in collaboration with investigators and clinical site representatives. 9. Serves as clinical resource for training and maintaining research staff use of clinical trial management systems as needed. 10. Serves as clinical resource for triaging and addressing research related inquiries generated from YCC websites and professional presentations. 11. Participates in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives to enhance YCC clinical research services and collaborations. 12. Provides patient consultation and education regarding clinical trials and provides study specific information when appropriate. 13. Assists with identifying toxicities and grade, using NCI Common Toxicity Criteria. Responds to and triages calls from patients regarding symptoms. 14. Serves as front line medical person in interpreting protocol to medical and nursing staff, particularly concerning dose medications and safety issues related to the administration of the study drug or treatment. 15. Reviews Beacon order set with CRC in anticipation of upcoming participant's clinic visit. Pends orders for routing to Investigator for approval and signature. 16. Performs additional duties as required.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Active CT RN License.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

The YCC Clinical Research Nurse is responsible for ensuring excellence in the execution of clinical trials conducted by the Yale Cancer Center (YCC). This position is also responsible for directing the design, plan, delivery and evaluation of clinical trial related implementation and training activities, which primarily includes, but is not limited to, Research Coordinators and Assistants, non-clinical research staff and clinical personnel located at the research site.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Keywords: Yale University, New Haven , YCC Clinical Research Nurse, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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