Research Nurse Manager
Nashville , Tennessee
December 16, 2017
Sarah Cannon is the research arm of HCA's global cancer enterprise. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world's leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials in oncology, cardiology and orthopedics through affiliations with a network of more than 1,000 physicians across the United States and United Kingdom.

We believe our success is dependent on a healthy work environment where staff members are the core of advancing therapies for patients and accelerating drug development. We apply the same compassion and commitment we have for our patients to our co-workers and colleagues and promote an entrepreneurial culture.

Summary of Key Responsibilities : The Research Nurse Manager is responsible for the overall day to day clinical operations of the research nurses.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to:

Clinical Duties
  • Oversee and manage day-to-day activities of the Phase II/III research nurses and research assistants
  • Oversee clinical trial-related activities completed/performed by the Research Nurse to assure completeness and accuracy as well as adherence to federal and state guidelines
  • Offer suggestions for improvement in processes and overall quality and monitors outcome of such if deficiencies are identified
  • Assist with the process of training new research nurses
  • Problem-solve clinical situations along with research nurses as they arise
  • Assess compliance of the research nurses
  • Monitor patient enrollment at sites through weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Identify opportunities and develop action plans as necessary to increase patient accrual
  • Assist in development and tracking of quarterly goals for each research nurse and clinic
  • Meet with physicians and administrators as needed to assess performance of clinic
  • Evaluate staffing needs and provides optimal coverage of research offices
  • Provide coverage and assistance with ongoing research at the clinics as needed
  • Communicate to the research nurses the overall performance standards and expectations day to day
  • Make frequent visits to the sites
  • Interview Research Nurse candidates and provides input to upper management
  • Work with other team members in Clinical Operations department to ensure communication and responsibility are effective among the two groups

Administrative Duties
  • Represent the company vision at the clinics
  • Approve planned Paid Time Off (PTO) and submits benefit time usage to HR per payroll schedule
  • Responsible for individual site goals, financial performance, quality assurance, oversight and contracted patient enrollment
  • Assist Directors to ensure continuing education and training to investigators and coordinators
  • Meet with supervisor weekly and submit brief clinic summaries
  • Submit annual performance evaluations to supervisor for review and conduct the evaluations

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Clinical knowledge and nursing skills as required by job responsibilities
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communicate and work with a diverse team of professionals

Associate Degree Required; Bachelor Degree Preferred

Minimum of three years of experience in the following areas is preferred:
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Management/Leadership

Certification or License:
Current RN license for state of Tennessee required
CCRC, ACRP or SOCRA certification
OCN certification preferred

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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