Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator, Research Clinical Trials
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range: $43.09 to $52.82 per hour
Location: 600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition #: 140968E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
The CTNC functions as a member of the collaborative, interdisciplinary Clinical Trials Team responsible for planning and implementing clinical trials. The CTNC participates in the coordination of clinical trials from the protocol review and approval stage through to activation, trial closure and follow-up. The CTNC has principal responsibility for the coordination of the treatment programs, nursing care, monitoring, clinical assessment, and education of patients participating in the assigned clinical trials. The CTNC has formal responsibility for advising or teaching nursing staff in clinic and treatment areas on specialized theory and practice related to clinical trials.
What you’ll do
- Provide nursing care which meets the individual needs of study patients by performing duties such as:
- Performing nursing procedures required by the applicable study such as breast exams, venipuncture, subcutaneous injections and measurement of lesions.
- Providing teaching and counseling for patients and their families regarding protocols, symptom management, disease preventative measures, and general health management.
- Teaching patients and/or families self-care activities designated in the protocol, such as medication self-injection, side-effect management, and breast self-examination.
- Making referrals to other allied health professionals as appropriate.
- Providing the communication link between patient, family and the patient care team.
- Advise/teach nursing staff in clinic and treatment areas on a variety of issues including specialized theory and practice related to clinical trials.
- Coordinate the treatment programs of clinical trial patients, in collaboration with other members of the Clinical Trials Team, by performing duties such as:
- Preparing sample preprinted orders that reflect the patient care process and clinical trial requirements.
- Documenting clinical trial treatment plan on patient’s chart.
- Ensuring necessary planning for care has been coordinated with internal providers such as Radiation Therapy Process, Systemic Therapy Process, and Diagnostic Imaging.
- Ensuring that protocol-related appointments, tests, and procedures are coordinated with other scheduled tests or visits.
- Monitor, assess, document and report to the Principal Investigator and sponsor as appropriate and at required intervals the patient’s response to and compliance with the protocol as well as the patient’s on-going progress.
- Participate in the evaluation, planning, and implementation of clinical trials protocols by performing duties such as:
- Reviewing protocols and providing input on resource impact and patient care issues.
- Reviewing and commenting on consent forms prepared by physicians.
- Providing input in the development of clinical trial budgets.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
- Two (2) years of recent related clinical nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
- Certifications such as Oncology Nurse Certification and Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Clinical Research Associate/Coordinator Certification preferred.
- Relevant clinical research knowledge.
- The ability to deal with others effectively.
- Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- The ability to organize work and set priorities.
- Ability to work independently.
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Comprehensive BC Cancer nursing orientation program.
- Find work-life balance with Monday-Friday, daytime shifts (with occasional Saturdays).
- Help us maintain the highest patient survival rate in Canada.
- Use state-of-the-art technology and the latest, evidence-based treatments.
- Be a respected member of Canada's collaborative leading oncology clinical teams.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
What we do
BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.
BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.