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Clinical Research Nurse C (Abramson Cancer Center)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Nursing, General Nursing, Oncology Nursing
Organization Type
Clinical Research Nurse C (Abramson Cancer Center)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Nurse C (Abramson Cancer Center)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Nurse C

Job Description Summary
The Clinical and Translational Research Program for Lymphomas and Other Related Diseases ("Program") of the University of Pennsylvania seeks a full-time Clinical Trials Nurse C ("Nurse"). This position will (1) ensure the accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA, and other federal/institutional requirements, and (2) meet required obligations to patients/subjects, Principal Investigator, study team and Sponsor/CRO.


Job Description

This individual will work under general supervision. Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Participate in PSSVs; assist the Unit Managers to initiate start-up for industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials; collaborate with Pharmacy and Clinical Analysts to build chemo orders; proactively review the protocol and associated manuals, ask questions and pursue corrections/clarifications, if needed.
  • Coordinate complex clinical trials; pre-screen potential patients who are referred by other physicians, who contact the study team directly, or have upcoming clinic visits; lead or contribute to informed consent discussion in accordance with PA state law; review eligibility criteria with PI and facilitate exception requests, if needed.
  • Establish nursing care plan; develop, schedule, oversee and ensure timely/appropriate documentation of study-related visits, testing and interventions; maintain open communication with clinical teams and act as a liaison between caregivers; provide training and support to study staff and clinical teams, as applicable.
  • Care for subjects from young adult through geriatrics; provide clinical services and patient education; provide psychosocial support and make suggestion/referrals to other professional staff as appropriate; ensure subjects are sent home with complete/accurate instructions for treatment and follow-up; handle any questions within level of expertise and referring other questions to PI or medical team.
  • Oversee administration of medications, chemotherapeutic drugs, and other treatment agents or study interventions; monitor effects/issues, review test results for abnormalities and trends, and prioritize urgent and routing problems; document and report AEs, SAEs, EOIs and non-medical events; communicate protocol-specific management of toxicities and adverse events with medical staff.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of patient care related to hematologic malignancies (and other related diseases), treatment, medication side effects and short and long-term complications as evidenced by documentation and observations.
  • Contribute to study-related meetings such as SIVs, IMVs, COVs, internal audits and ongoing training sessions; participate in Sponsor/CRO teleconferences; share updates/issues with study team members; participate in study team meetings, disease-level meetings, and working groups; act as a mentor and provide coverage and support to other nurses to meet staffing needs.
  • Maintain complete, accurate, and well-organized study files from patient screening through final follow-up; disseminate valid/accurate study data to CRCs and DMs; report study data within timelines specified by the Agreement.
  • Maintain list of incidental deviations; contribute information to reportable deviations, other unexpected events and exception requests; assist with various regulatory submissions, respond to IRB issues or concerns, and remain aware of the regulatory statuses for assigned protocols; may be asked to contribute to study protocols and associated documents.
  • Perform other duties as reasonably assigned.

Position involves work-related responsibilities that may occur outside of usual hours and some conference-related travel. Position is contingent on continued funding.



Registered Nurse with licensure and in good standing to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Bachelor's degree and 2-3-years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Oncology experience highly preferred. Clinical research experience preferred but not required. BSN degree preferred.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $87,561.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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