Cancer Center Jobs

Clinical Research RN

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

April 26, 2022
Clinical Research RN- Full Time

Organization name and Location: Karmanos Cancer Institute 4100 John R Detroit, MI 48201

Job Summary: The Research Nurse is a member of the Clinical Trials Office and assists the clinical staff in the recruitment, compliance and follow-up of patients that are eligible for, or registered to a clinical trial by managing the research portion of the patient care activities through application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with the research patient, patient’s family, ancillary/support services, the physician and the Clinical Trials Office.

Key Duties:

1.       Incorporates the KCI and CTO mission, vision, values and code of Business Conduct into planning patient care and clinical trials activities.

2.       Provides clinical trial support in the Hospital and clinic setting to ensure KCI patients are offered appropriate clinical trials following Good Clinical Practice standards.

3.       Assesses and documents the patient’s compliance and response to protocol treatment.

4.       Screens patients/patient records to identify potential trial candidates and notify the treating physician and Clinical Trials support staff. 

5.       Provides Clinical Trial support staff with the documentation needed to determine eligibility and maintain compliance. 

6.       Provides conduit between physicians, allied health professionals, nursing staff and clinical trial patients regarding trial related issues to maintain a safe environment for the patient while maintaining compliance. 

7.       Communicates with patients, families, staff and peers to ensure that treatment plans and research related interventions and activities are understood, and revised as appropriate. 

8.       Provides potential and registered clinical trial patients with contact information to ensure that patients and families have an avenue to direct questions about the clinical trial that they were offered. 

9.       Provides a consistent and accessible resource for physicians and clinical staff regarding clinical trials. 

10.    Demonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to customer service values of respect, courtesy, ownership, privacy, professionalism and responsiveness.  Initiates and maintains open communication with other members of the team to assure that the patient and family receive the full scope of interdisciplinary expertise and services along with care provided by participation in a clinical trial. 

11.    Completes mandatory education and training that includes review of age-specific needs and other competencies required by KCC. 

12.    Maintains a safe working environment through compliance with established policies and procedures and timely reporting of safety variances. 


1.       Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, with Michigan licensure to practice as a registered nurse. BSN preferred.

2.       One to two years of nursing experience required with related research experience in designated area of work preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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