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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Research Clinical Nurse I in Boston, Massachusetts

Research Clinical Nurse I

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: Cancer Center CCTO Nursing

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At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center our nurses make a difference each and every day. Here you will work in a collaborative environment where our patients come first. You are a patient advocate delivering compassionate care while ensuring safe nursing practices. We are Harvard with a heart and strive to build on our legacy of nursing excellence.

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Department Description:This position supports the Innovation in Cancer (ICan) Program. The ICan program is a vibrant and fast-growing multi-disciplinary team conducting Early Drug Development through Phase 1 clinical trials. We conduct cutting-edge research with novel anti-cancer drugs including immunotherapies and targeted drugs, with many of the trials being First-in-Human studies. The overarching goal of the ICan Program is to push the boundaries of biomedical research to change the practice of oncology, discover new treatments and transform the lives of patients living with cancer.

The ICan Program is seeking a Research Registered Nurse (RRN) with an interest in clinical research to work in collaboration with the physician Principal Investigator (PI) to implementation and conduct Phase 1 clinical trials. The RRN will function as a member of both the research team as well as the clinical care team, acting as a liaison between the two groups. The Phase 1 RRN will work in close collaboration with the nurses in the infusion center conducting trials on all solid tumor patients. In addition, the RRN will have the opportunity to expand training and knowledge of several aspects of oncology including but not limited to prevention, early detection, treatment/medication management, and end of life care for cancer patients.

We are seeking an entry-level nurse who will participate in the CCTO Research Nurse Residency Program.

As a Clinical Nurse I, you will be automatically enrolled in our Transition to Practice: Nurse Residency Program. This program consists of a 12-month curriculum designed to complement and enhance your unit-based, precepted clinical orientation. Together, these elements empower newly licensed nurses to successfully transition into clinical practice, using a structured, evidence-based approach. The curriculum is a blend of monthly seminars in a classroom setting and hands-on precepted work experiences. The monthly seminar sessions are presented by expert facilitators that will help you develop critical thinking skills and hone your clinical competence. Didactic presentations are blended with opportunities for you to reflect on your own clinical experiences and to receive feedback and guidance as you chart your professional growth.

Job Location:Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID:47623BR

Job Summary:Provides direct care to research study participants and makes necessary nursing judgments. Uses the nursing process to deliver professional care and evaluation of study participant responses to study protocols and works closely with faculty, fellows, residents and nursing staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct care to research study patients and makes necessary nursing judgments. Demonstrates the ability for decision making by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical experience in caring for patient volunteers. Critiques own decision making and judgments regarding the care of patients and reviews with nursing supervisor for ongoing feedback and advancement.

  • Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in order to provide safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and timely, patient centered care. Identifies problems and populations at risk and proposes solutions.

  • Develops a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine health care needs of patients & families. Learns to develop relationships with patients and families that maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates effectively in the exchange of information. Begins to demonstrate the ability to act as a patient advocate.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities & other clinical investigations of routine operations.

  • Participates in activities that contribute to the ongoing development of self and others. Responsible for maintaining annual mandatory educational requirements, which include emergency skills and unit based competencies. Identifies needs for continued growth and development in conjunction with the nurse supervisor.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients, staff and to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The individual nursing practice reflects the goals of the Medical Center. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing practice and patient safety.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.

  • License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Completion of CITI training within 6 weeks of hire and recertification every three years thereafter.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the research method.


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

  • Team Work:Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment.