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Registered Nurse

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 6, 2021.

ONA JOB POSTING # 869430

Position: Registered Nurse
Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute
Department: Department of Medical Oncology
Reports to: Nurse Manager, Clinical Trials DMOH/Principal Investigator
Scale/Grade: E0 06
Salary Range: $33.56 – $48.05 per hour (Start rate: $33.56 determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements).
Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Registered Nurse in our Cancer Care Research Unit (CCRU) Nursing Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University  Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The role of nursing in clinical trials continues to evolve as a growing profession within nursing. It expands the nurse’s knowledge base, professional practice, autonomy and utilizes key elements of nursing practice such as patient assessment, critical thinking and holistic patient care. What is unique to this role is that all of these functions are within the realm of clinical trials. If you are looking for a challenging nursing role that is both rewarding and interesting, we may have that role for you.

The Registered Nurse in Clinical Trials collaborates with Investigators and the health care team to assume responsibility for the overall patient management and coordination of several clinical studies for the Department of Medical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Key responsibilities include recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent); coordination of patient visits schedules as per study protocol; execution of all aspects of study visit (e.g. assessment adverse events, monitoring safety, medication, questionnaires, sample collection, including processing and shipment of samples according to clinical protocol),provides clinical care for patients participating in clinical trials and the implementation and coordination of all aspects of data collection and source documentation within required timeframes, as per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 (three) years of nursing experience
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification required
  • Recognized certification in clinical research (ACRP, CCRP or SOCRA) obtained or plans to work towards
  • Minimum one (3) year clinical experience in oncology
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize the nursing process in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
  • Evidence of good physical assessment, psychosocial assessment and patient/family teaching skill
  • Previous clinical research experience required
  • Autonomous clinical critical thinking ability
  • Training in ICH/GCP guidelines required
  • Knowledge of IATA shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures an asset
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office software – Word and Excel desired.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: January 7, 2021          CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.