The Gene Therapy Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator will coordinate the care of the pediatric blood and marrow transplant gene therapy patients under the direction of the attending physicians in the Peds Heme/Onc transplant service. The Gene Therapy Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator will provide support to faculty who are conducting gene therapy clinical trials within the BMT/stem cell transplant area and design, administer, conduct and coordinate all research activities as part of the clinical research team in general bone marrow transplant and gene therapy. The incumbent with have a leadership role in the implementation of clinical trials and coordination with multi-site trials. The incumbent will evaluate the current nursing practices necessary to carry through the research protocols and develop necessary methodologies necessary for study the study. The Gene Therapy Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator will be responsible for establishing standards for nursing care and clinical performance of the gene therapy studies, coordination of all trials which may include supervision of other members of the clinical care team. The incumbent will coordinate aspects of gene therapy patient enrollment in transplant protocols. The incumbent will have responsibility to complete protocol procedures in an accurate, safe and timely manner and will supervise any and all chart documentation; data collection/case report form completion; adverse events reporting; design of research procedures in conjunction with investigators and sponsors. The incumbent will be responsible for working with adult/pediatric investigators, cooperative groups, sponsoring agencies and interfacing with patient/families during family conference, informed consent process, donor identification process, preparation for and follow-up after transplant and other steps as required by protocols. The incumbent is expected to keep detailed records and documentation as required by protocols, institutional and regulatory guidelines, and for FACT accreditation purposes. It is essential that the applicant have extensive experience working with children with cancer (minimum of 10 years with at least 5 year’s experience in BMT and extensive research experience in pediatric oncology.
BSN or MSN, required
Current valid CA RN license, required
BLS from the ARC or AHA, required
5 years clinical nursing experience in assessment and care of children with blood disease and cancer, specifically in gene therapy, BMT and cellular therapies
Experience in clinical research studies at an academic medical center including experience in preparation of applications to contracting departments and agencies, preparation of consent forms and IRB submissions, completion of regulatory documents Demonstrated successful experience in project implementation
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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