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Research Nurse Clinician

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Nurse Clinician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department CINJ-OHRS Rsh Nurse Clinicians
Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. 
We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer. 
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Nurse Clinician in the Office of Human Research Services at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Research Nurse Clinician (RNC) is to ensure successful, patient-oriented, safe and effective conduct of clinical trials at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Research Nurse Clinician assists investigators to prepare and implement new clinical trials, screens and enrolls study participants, and provides protocol-related clinical management to those participants while on study. Serves as a resource to other Cancer Institute faculty and staff on available protocols, and general research topics such as FDA, IRB and GCP regulations.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Collaborates with Protocol Activation office to initiate and activation all new clinical trial protocols assigned utilizing Oncore Study-start up task list.
  • This includes but is not limited to the preparation and/or review of study tools such as study binders, medication diaries, eligibility checklists and flow sheets (as required); verification of Scientific Review Board (SRB), Institutional Review Board (IRB), data collection plans and finance/contract approvals prior to study activation.
  • Collaborates with the clinical research team to ensure timely prescreening of potential subjects and or active cancer patients for all available clinical trials.
  • Reviews patient’s charts and medical history to confirm protocol eligibility and obtains source documents (i.e., medical record documentation) as needed.
  • Serves as an essential link between patients and all other members of the research team.
  • Actively identifies, addresses, and communicates to study team and supervisor any challenges with completion of protocol required procedures and/or adherence to protocol required timelines.
  • Ensures protocol-specific orders are entered and executed accurately, including scheduling and completion of tests and appointments internal or external to the health system as dictated by the protocol and eligibility work-up requirements through the end of study transition to next site of care.
  • Drives collaboration with all integrated, academic medical system staff to ensure that services are coordinated and delivered to patients in a timely manner. Assists in the promotion of teamwork and delegates tasks to other groups as appropriate.
  • Maintains and role models a high level of professional responsibility and performance.
  • Strives to grow professionally through continuing education and skill building (interpersonal, computer, technical, etc.) Maintains state and certifying body-mandated continuing education requirements. Identifies professional goals and action steps to attain during each fiscal year.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03C
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 43.980
Annual Mid Range Salary 54.990
Annual Maximum Salary 65.970
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description HPAE, Local 5089
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice in the State of New Jersey. 
  • One (1) year of oncology experience. 
  • Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Maintains active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be proficient in computer applications (Oncore™, Word, Excel, etc.), possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to maximize resources and be resourceful. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of oncology research experience.
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN). 
  • Association of Clinical Research Professional as a Clinical Research Analyst (CRA) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) certification as a Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST3679
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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