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The COVID-19 Clinical Research Center (CCRC) Research Nurse Manager oversees the daily operations and research activities associated with the CCRC. The research activities include, but are not limited to, the administration of FDA-regulated investigational products to trial participants.
The Research Nurse Manager is responsible for planning and implementation of research protocols at the CCRC. This work includes training research staff on study-specific procedures and workflows. Additional responsibilities include the maintenance of CCRC SOPs and ensuring the trials are conducted by following all federal, state, and local requirements. This position oversees, and performs as needed, clinical duties and procedures that require an RN clinical degree in medical practice. This position has direct oversight of the CCRC team, including, but not limited to CRNs, MAs, contract staff, and Clinical Research Coordinators. This position works under the guidance of the Medical Director and reports directly to the Clinical Research Center Director of Operations.
Manages day-to-day research operations of the CCRC.
Maintain standard operation procedure guidelines for clinical trials conducted in the CCRC, working with the Medical Director to maintain a high standard for safety and medical oversight of the Center.
Vets new clinical research protocols and modifications to existing protocols for operational feasibility and resource needs.
Ensures adequate staffing assignments based on operational needs and communicates changes in needs with the Operations Director.
Creates a trial implementation plan, a summary of study procedures, and orders as needed for protocol activities occurring in the trials unit.
Trains investigators and study staff performing trial activities to ensure protocol compliance, and participant and staff safety.
Coordinates clinical trial activities with CCRC staff, study team, and investigators to ensure compliance, and the ethical conduct of research protocols.
Ensures all equipment and supplies needed for the study are in stock and in good working order.
Oversees the conduct of trial measures and performance of clinic procedures within the RN scope of practice and according to research protocols. This may include such procedures as determining medical fitness of study participants in partnership with investigators according to their research protocols, limited physical examinations, IV needle placement, IV administration and observation of infused investigational product, blood drawn from peripheral sites, and proper documentation of and timing of research-related procedures in source files.
Maintains current knowledge of and adherence to research protocols, standard operating procedures, and any protocol deviation documentation. May update concomitant medications and adverse events documentation in research files and work closely with study investigators to adjudicate and manage adverse events.
Registered Nurse with current Washington State license
Minimum five (5) years experience in clinical practice and FDA-regulated investigational products.
Strong understanding of the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and manage changing priorities with excellent attention to detail.
Excellent communication (written and oral), customer service, collaboration, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions. Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.