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Oncology Research Nurse (BMT, Cell and Gene Therapy)

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oncology Research Nurse (BMT, Cell and Gene Therapy)

  • 532898
  • Medical Center
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 21 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $105,000 to $115,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Oncology Research Nurse is a Registered Nurse who manages the direct care of patients enrolled in clinical trials within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. This position reports directly to the Oncology Research Nurse Manager. Subject to business needs a flexible work arrangement, 4- or 5-day work week, is available. Options will be discussed during the interview process.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Conduct informed consent discussions / obtain informed consent
  • Attend and/or perform research visits
  • Perform/review required protocol assessments
  • Perform physical assessments within the scope of their nursing practice
  • 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 protocol


  • Responsible for timely research nursing documentation as per CPDM’s Research Nursing Documentation SOP
  • Facilitate study drug order preparation and verification


  • Administrative
    • Assist w/ pre-certifications and prior authorizations for procedures / prescriptions
    • Prescription call-ins / renewals
  • 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)
    • Creating and providing protocol-related inservices for Infusion Staff
  • Perform other Duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus, four years related experience.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or has completed an Accelerated Program in Nursing.
  • NYS RN License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training certification, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate, and Conflict of Interest (COI) training certification are required upon hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Computer Skills: proficiency with MS Word programs and familiarity with Mac and PC platforms.
  • Clinical research experience or oncology nursing experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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