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Registered Nurse (RN) - Proton Therapy Research Coordinator


  • Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Department: 0178781-UMH: MD PROTON THERAPY
  • Job Posting Category: Nursing
  • Job ID #: 71936
  • Minimum Education: See requirements
  • Minimum Experience: See requirements
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Shift/Schedule: DAY
  • Posted FTE: 1.0
  • Hours of Work: 9-5
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • License/Cert Required: Not Indicated
  • Specialty Type: Oncology


What You Will Do:

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), is a designated Magnet facility and we are a team. Nurses and doctors, specialists and therapists, work shoulder-to-shoulder to give our patients the care they deserve. We take time to celebrate each other’s contributions and treat each other with respect by valuing each other’s ideas and opinions. Together, we form a world-class team dedicated to furthering the practice of patient care. UMMC is looking for a full-time Proton Therapy Research Coordinator to join the team!

Responsibilities:

The Proton Research Coordinator participates in the conduction of clinical research studies by screening patients for eligibility to enter research studies. They will ensure that diagnostic tests required for entry to a study are ordered and performed, assist physicians and/or principal investigators in obtaining informed consent. They will conduct patient/family education concerning clinical studies, administer investigational drugs as required by treatment protocols, follow the clinical course of patients entered into clinical research studies by obtaining results of diagnostic studies, assessing patients for complications, and recording patient data onto study forms.

Duties
 
The Research Coordinator will:

  • Independently or in collaboration with the departmental research technician, obtain, processes, and ship clinical samples from patients in accordance to protocol requirements
  • Record pertinent patient information on flow sheets and other case report forms and delegates these tasks to data management staff when appropriate
  • Act as liaison between the institution and the study sponsor by preparing study reports and communicating with clinical study monitors.
  • Maintain clinical database(s) on patients participating in clinical studies and/or seen by a specific clinical service and oversee data entry by data management staff.
  • Assist clinical investigator with study initiation, conduction, and completion.
  • Prepare and respond to audits conducted by study sponsors.
  • Represent department at research and protocol initiation meetings.
  • Attend and participate in various in-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences and other relevant programs for professional growth and development.

How proton therapy is different

Proton therapy is a noninvasive, targeted form of radiation therapy that can effectively treat many types of tumors, even those considered inoperable or too difficult to treat with traditional radiation therapy. Proton therapy’s precision enables our experts to deliver a maximum radiation dose that stops precisely at the tumor site with an accuracy of less than a half-millimeter, sparing much of the surrounding healthy tissue Click here to learn more! or visit MDProton.com 

UMMC Offers:
• A competitive wage scale
• Up to $10,000 a year for your graduate degree at the University of Maryland
• A full benefit package including Health, Vision, Dental, vacation + sick + personal holidays, matching retirement contribution, and more!

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Current licensure in the State of Maryland as a Registered Nurse is required.
  • Three years of direct patient care experience as an RN is required.  Previous experience in the conduction of clinical trials is highly desirable.
  • Prior oncology experience a plus

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.