MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse- Palliative Care & Rehab Medicine Research in Houston, Texas

Research Nurse- Palliative Care & Rehab Medicine Research

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Palliative,Rehab&IntegratveMed 710505

Requisition #: 112223

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." As a Magnet Recognized Hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

The Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine provides supportive care to cancer patients. We treat patients’ quality of life, concentrating on symptom control, psychosocial support, mobility and function, and holistic well-being. Our research program focuses on finding new interventions on modalities to treat fatigue, nausea, appetite, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, and emotional support for patients, as well as caregivers. Our research also focuses on mind-body interventions such as yoga, relaxation, acupuncture and meditation. Our supportive care program is here to help both patients newly diagnosed with cancer and those with advanced cancer at the end-of-life, caregivers, and survivors.

The ideal candidate will be a licensed RN with a minimum of 12 months of experience.

Key Functions

Protocol Management Conducts assigned research protocols. Assess patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and /or medical record review in the inpatient or outpatient setting. Completes accurate screening and enrolls patients per protocol and institutional guidelines. Coordinates, evaluates, and follows the patient’s participation in clinical trials. Provides documentation in the patient’s medical records and recruitment log per protocol and institutional requirements. Utilizes prescribed methods of patient’s accrual and evaluates efficacy of established accrual methods and implementation of alternative approaches. Keeps sponsor and principal investigator informed as the rate of accrual.

Data Management Assists the primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data. Retrieves protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enters it into a computerized database or on a handwritten case report form using critical judgment skills. Evaluates response to treatment, treatment toxicity’s and adverse drug reactions and reports appropriately to the principal investigator, the Institutional Review Board, the study sponsor. Meets deadlines for data entry, response review conferences, data analysis and reports. Creates protocol reports for continuing reviews and data monitoring visits.

Clinical Practice Applies the nursing process and incorporates national and institutional standards of nursing practice in delivering nursing care to patients enrolled in research protocols. Demonstrates clinical competence in aspects of care incorporating institutional guidelines and protocol policies. Documents patient care and outcomes per institutional, federal and protocol standards.

Education Applies principle of teaching/learning process to patient/family learning needs. Identifies experiences to increase knowledge and participates in educational activities.

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing. One year of registered nursing experience. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). 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.