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Onc Res Nurse Practitioner

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Onc Res Nurse Practitioner

  • 525792
  • Medical Center
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jun 24 2022
  • Grade 105

Position Summary

The Oncology Research Nurse Practitioner is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who manages the direct care of patients enrolled in clinical trials within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Clinical Research Nursing and Quality Assurance.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Conduct informed consent discussions / obtain informed consent.
  • Attend and/or perform all protocol-required visits either independently or as a shared visit depending on the treating physician’s preference. Initial or re-staging assessment visits must be performed with the treating physician.
  • Perform/review required protocol assessments.
  • Take comprehensive history and perform physical examinations.
  • Order and interpret radiology, laboratory, and diagnostic tests as appropriate.
  • Perform diagnostic testing and therapeutic procedures approved by the Clinical Service Chief.
  • Evaluate and treat on the basis of history, physical examination, radiological, laboratory, and other diagnostic test results, pursuant to the practice/research protocols and collaborative practice agreement.
  • Prescribe and manage supportive care medications.
  • In collaboration with the Oncology Research RN/NP or Physician, Investigator evaluates and verifies assessments are within treatment parameters for treatment or continued protocol participation.
  • Initiate referrals to other health care providers, and/or consult with the attending physician or the collaborating physician.
  • Evaluate and treat untoward reactions according to the standard of care and protocol guidelines.
  • Ascertain real-time drug accountability.
  • Monitor patient responses intra- and post-study drug administration (as required per protocol).
  • Conduct study-related patient education.
  • Perform phone triage for acute clinical issues and conduct phone assessments as required per the protocol and prescribe treatment as needed.


  • Responsible for timely research nursing documentation as per CPDM’s Research Nursing Documentation SOP.
  • Responsible for the timely standard of care documentation.
  • Write/Enter Study drug/Standard of Care orders according to protocol/NYP Hospital guidelines for the signature of the attending physician.
  • Verify Study Drug/Standard of Care orders if entered by other Physician Investigator/Fellow/NP.


  • Submit billing for Standard of Care procedures performed.


  • Maintain NP credentialing
  • Administrative
    • Obtain pre-certification and prior authorizations for procedures/prescriptions when requested
    • Provide guidance and leadership to all members of the disease team
    • Serve as a Co-Investigator
  • Required meetings
    • Team (disease-specific)
    • Departmental
    • SIVs
  • Self-directed review of new protocols, and reeducation on existing protocols
  • Training
    • Completing required study-related training (i.e. review of educational slides; industry-required additional GCP testing).
    • Create and provide protocol-related in-services for both inpatient and outpatient Nursing Staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • 3, 4, or 5-day work schedule available

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus 4 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical research experience or oncology nursing experience

Other Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • NYS RN License; NYS Adult Nurse Practitioners License and National board certification required; successful credentialing by NYP
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency with MS Word programs and familiarity with Mac and PC platforms

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