Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Pediatric Immunotherapy Program at Augusta University is a destination program providing unique immunotherapy treatments via early-phase clinical trials to children and families who travel to Augusta from around the country for cutting-edge care.This position will assist the Pediatric Immunotherapy attending physicians in providing clinical care to pediatric oncology patients on Phase I and Phase II Pediatric Immunotherapy studies.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Become familiar with the immunotherapy study protocols
Work with the Clinical Attendings and the Study Nurse-Coordinator to screen and enroll potential study participants
Follow study patients in the outpatient setting (Clinical Research Unit, CRU, in the Children’s hospital) for their study visits (either alone or with the study attending)
Administer inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy and study-medications
Write orders per protocol for study-related chemotherapy, scans, lab-tests and other orders
Conduct procedures on study patients that may include accessing ports and drawing blood
Follow Phase I and Phase II immunotherapy protocols and roadmaps so that patients receive scheduled therapy per protocol
Assist with coordinating patient care and ensuring smooth interactions with referring physicians for the Pediatric Immunotherapy Program
Assist with developing and updating SOP's and policies/procedures
Communicate with study sponsors and assist with coordinating successful audits and site-visits as required
Assist in the development of a referral network
Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, active Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Licensure in Georgia, certification as a Nurse Practitioner and two years' nursing experience in specialty area
Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification
Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent clinical skills and clinical judgment
Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other computer software/databases
Must possess initiative
Ability to work independently and/or closely as part of a team; exercise outstanding judgment; make responsible decisions
Ability to interact with all levels of personnel, nursing services/research team, sponsors, regulatory/compliance personnel, other departments, and diverse patients and family members
Ability to work outside normal operating hours to include before/after regular clinic hours and on a weekend day as required by protocol
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification
Internal Number: 14751
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