Registered Nurse-Clinical Oncology Research Coordinator - Fulltime - Days

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GENERAL SUMMARY: Using established procedures, perform assessments independently and in collaboration with the physician investigator to ensure that the objectives of an established oncology research protocol are met and in compliance with IRB and sponsor guidelines. Identify and recruit patients into oncology clinical trials. Facilitate clinical testing and check results to determine patient eligibility for a clinical trial. Coordinate patient care across multiple departments/ disciplines, ensuring that the treatment adheres to both strict protocol timelines and the critical clinical timeline that is based on the specific patient scenario/diagnosis. Responsible for providing education regarding diagnosis, clinical trial, and investigational chemotherapy to patients and their families. Responsible for nursing oversight of the investigational chemotherapy treatment. Ensure that chemotherapy orders are written according to the dosing guidelines defined by the clinical trial. Responsible for checking the safety parameters and initiating treatment when patients present for chemotherapy. Triage all patient clinical needs, including immediate and delayed reactions from the investigational agent, which often requires coordination with the patient's primary care physician and external institutions. Initiate direct admissions to the hospital, and referrals to Behavioral Health, Homecare and/or Hospice as appropriate. Support physician investigators and other clinicians as necessary to facilitate patient participation and compliance in oncology. Provide educational in-services on investigational chemotherapy and clinical trial compliance measures to infusion nurses, inpatient staff and other departments as necessary. 


  •  Current valid Michigan RN license required.
  • OCN certification required within three (3) years of hire into the position.
  • ACRP or SOCRA certification preferred.
  • Two (2) years of progressive oncology research experience preferred.
  • Ability to utilize computer software to access and input data.

    Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


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       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

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