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Clinical Research Coordinator III - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING # 835942

Position: Clinical Research Coordinator III - 2 Positions
Site: Princess Margaret Hospital
Department: Department of Medical Oncology
Reports to: Nurse Manager, Clinical Trials DMOH/Principal Investigator
Status: Permanent Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Coordinator III in our Medical Oncology Department.

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The role of nursing in clinical trials continues to evolve as a growing profession within nursing. It expands the nurse’s knowledge base, professional practice, autonomy and utilizes key elements of nursing practice such as patient assessment, documentation, critical thinking and holistic patient care. What is unique to this role is that all of these functions are within the realm of clinical trials. If you are looking for a challenging nursing role that is both rewarding and interesting, we may have that role for you.

The float pool within the Cancer Clinical Research Unit is provide support to the disease specific Clinical Research Coordinator III’s and to collaborates with Investigators and the health care team to assume responsibility for the designated patient management and coordination of several clinical studies at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The research nurse will routinely float amongst their assigned disease site groups which may include sarcoma and up to 2 other disease sites.

Key responsibilities include recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent); coordination of patient visits schedules as per study protocol; execution of all aspects of study visit (e.g. assessment adverse events, monitoring safety, medication, questionnaires, sample collection, including processing and shipment of samples according to clinical protocol),provides clinical care for patients participating in clinical trials and the implementation and coordination of all aspects of data collection and source documentation within required timeframes, as per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines.


• Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 (three) years of nursing experience
• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• BScN preferred
• Recognized certification in clinical research (ACRP, CCRP or SOCRA) and/or oncology nursing obtained or plans to work towards
• deSouza Institute chemo/bio certification preferred
• Minimum three (3) years clinical experience in oncology
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize the nursing process in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
• Evidence of good physical assessment, psychosocial assessment and patient/family teaching skill
• Previous clinical research experience preferred
• Autonomous clinical critical thinking ability
• Training in ICH/GCP guidelines an asset.
• Knowledge of IATA shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures an asset
• Excellent organizational and time management skills required
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required
• Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a dynamic environment
• Proficiency with MS Office software - Word and Excel desired

POSTED DATE: February 10 , 2019      CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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