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UPMC Clinical Research Nurse I (RN) - Women's Oncology Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a regular full-time Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator I (RN) to help support the Women's Oncology Clinical Research Services team located at Magee Women's Hospital in Oakland/Pittsburgh, PA. This role will float and support the Women’s Health Oncology Disease Center program studies (Breast & Gyne Oncology) working Monday through Friday daylight hours.

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The clinical research coordinator will work with physicians, nurses, other allied health professionals, and research staff to coordinate clinical research efforts provided at UPMC.

  • This position is part of a UPMC Career ladder. The incumbent will be hired into the appropriate level of research nursing professional based off of their current education and experience level.


  • Utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of research.

  • Uses a variety of resources and strategies to manage the care of patients participating in research, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures, assessments, and reporting requirements as well as management of symptoms.

  • Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.

  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the research study.

  • Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations.

  • Demonstrates leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing informed consent discussions.

  • Facilitates compliance with the requirements of the research protocol and good clinical research practice while remaining cognizant of the needs of the diverse patient population.

  • Demonstrates leadership in ensuring adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of research in order to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.

  • Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service provided.

  • Provides leadership to the research team in ensuring collection of source data and completion of documentation that validated the integrity of the research

  • Takes responsibilities for identifying his or her ongoing professional development needs and seeks resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing or research organizations.

  • Actively participates in the department's quality improvement efforts.


Associates/bachelor's preferred.

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing required.

  • Oncology experience preferred

  • Research experience preferred

  • 2 years of clinical research experience with a preference in an oncology setting


  • 2 years of RN experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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