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Research Nurse II

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 5/05/22

Job Description

Every great life-changing discovery begins the same way—with new knowledge. It can change everything, from a single life to the future of entire communities. That’s why academic medicine, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge, is at the center of everything we do at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

In the role of Research Nurse II working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Research Nurse II will provide central screening and eligibility review and assessment for clinical research studies in the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office working with research staff, with internal providers and referral network physicians. Provide and document complex research observations and perform precise assessment of patient eligibility.


• Support the adult oncology research team as a clinical resource to provide central patient screening and eligibility reviews for potential participants in oncology clinical research trials.
• Support the adult oncology research team as a clinical resource as well as potential participants in complex clinical research opportunities.

• Assist in the collection and evaluation of data. Complete all forms required for proper protocol documentation. Enter information into database and other programs including, but not limited to, EPIC Medical Record, OnCore CTMS, Cancer Center ACCESS tool and Florence eBinder. Maintain and secure patient records.

• Under physician direction, maybe asked to perform protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment (i.e. toxicity management, drug compliance, performance status), screening, ordering tests and procedures, collecting specimens, and monitoring responses. May administer medication or other types of protocol specific intervention.

• Identify problems or obstacles in the system/procedures related to implementation of the research protocols and data collection and communicate to the study investigators and clinical teams. Notify appropriate personnel of any complications or untoward effects of research studies.

• Provide patient and family education. May provide staff education concerning research protocols as required.
• Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of QI activities. Implement and conduct quality control processes to ensure the highest standards. Develop clinical review data review plan and edit check specifications. Utilize CTO quality improvement tools & process control to facilitate improvement of systems & processes.
• Assist in the writing and submission of IRB protocols and consent forms when necessary. Assure compliance with all relevant IRB and other regulatory agency requirements.
• Maintain and manage data and data systems supporting research activities. This includes correspondence with IRBs; forms and data entry and cross-checks; development and maintenance of computerized record systems to track and account for patients participating in research; and systems to assure that research procedures are accurately billed. Additionally, maintain confidentiality of all patient-related records including written and verbal communications.
• Identify problems or obstacles in the system/procedures related to implementation of the research protocols and communicate to the CTO Manager and study investigators. Notify appropriate personnel of any complications or untoward effects of research studies.
• An active member of the CTO and CTO committees. Facilitate collaboration of multi-disciplinary research study team members along with CTO Team Manager and Principal Investigators to assure continued protocol interest and adherence.
• Assist in development of standard operating procedures and guidelines for the CTO. Work with partner organizations to improve communication and efficiency as needed.
• Assist in training of clinical research staff as applicable.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

  • Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management.
  • Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills
  • Certification: Current Wisconsin RN Licensure. ONS and Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (SoCRA) preferred. CITI training within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Required Experience: 3 years registered nursing experience in oncology.
  • Preferred Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or other advanced degree
  • Preferred Experience: Clinical research nurse experience, oncology preferred

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vison, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on things as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

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Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States