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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical Coordinator, Oncology
Clinic And Schar Cancer
Fairfax, VA



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  • Registered Nurse (1 year)
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Inova Benefits and Perks:
- Health, Vision, & Dental Coverage
- Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
- Retirement: Inova matches dollar for dollar the first 5% of eligible pay that you contribute to the plan
- Competitive Pay: Based on experience
- Paid Time Off: Begin accruing PTO hours on your first day of work
- Supplemental Plans: Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
- Additional Benefits: Educational Assistance of up to $5,250/year, Student Loan Refinancing, Adoption Assistance, Child Care Centers, Scholarship Program, Free Parking, Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, movie tickets, local offerings, and much more!
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator 1: Phase 1/Early Phase Developmental Therapeutics Program
The Inova Schar Cancer Institute is seeking new team members to support our clinical research program focused on early phase therapeutics. Qualified candidates will have experience in clinical research as clinical research nurses or non-nurse coordinators having worked in an oncology and/or phase 1 research setting.
Early Phase Developmental Therapeutics Program
Inova Schar Cancer Institute, as a state-of-the-art cancer center in the Washington, DC metro area, is dedicated to providing opportunities to participate in clinical research. Early phase clinical trials examine novel therapies, with a focus on safety and important response signals.
Our Early Phase Developmental Therapeutics Program is led by the internationally known Dr. Nagla Abdel Karim and includes a team of doctors, specialists, PharmDs, nurses and care givers with significant expertise. The Program focuses on the latest drug discovery, advanced treatments, and personalized approach to therapy. Molecular analysis of tumors is used to determine treatments that includes better options. Our program conducts broad phase I studies across disease boundaries and molecular targets. We are dedicated to our patients to bring them the best quality cancer care through an outstanding program that delivers new drugs that may eventually improve the management of cancer.
Goals of Program:
- To provide novel clinical trials options to patients with cancer.
- To provide Early-Phase Immunotherapy Trials.
- To provide Early phase Genomically-Driven Clinical Trials to patients whose tumors harbor genetic mutations or aberrations. Our well-established Molecular Tumor Board provides great support to this group of patients.
- To improve treatment options for patients with cancer through research.
- To offer options for our cancer patients across the different tumor types who meet eligibility for our Phase I clinical trials.
- Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and disease treatment.
- Delineates and defines the physiological status of the patient; assesses the educational, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient/significant other/family.
- Administers investigational medications and performs patient assessments during clinic visits to determine the presence of side effects; notifies treating investigator of findings/issues.
- Performs nursing duties as assigned and relevant to credentials and research study needs
- Identifies and explains key protocol elements; performs study tasks under direct supervision.
- Explains basic elements of subject safety including the reasoning behind the required use of an Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics Committee, study activity documentation, and event reporting requirements. Demonstrates subject protection under direct supervision.
- Explains the investigational products development process and identify key regulations to control these processes.
- Explains and performs study operational activities in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and non-GCP related study management activities.
- Explains how to document data according to ALCOA-C (Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, Accurate and Complete) principles.
- Explains the importance of professional conduct and describe leadership principles that impact the effective operation of an investigative site.
- Explains the variety of communication channels, roles and relationship and outlets for study results that impact the conduct of clinical research.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- Hours: Full-time, 8a-5:30p
- Location: Inova Schar Cancer
- Education: BSN from an accredited school of nursing.
- Experience: One year of research training and/or protocol implementation as a RN
- Licensure/Certifications: BLS from the American Heart Association; RN licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Registered Nurse
Shawn Szymula
Shawn Szymula
Inova Job ID #655344. Posted job title: clinical research nurse coordinator 1 - phase 1 oncology


Inova Health System

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