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Providence Health & Services Clinical Research Nurse in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Clinical Research Registered Nurse (RN) (Research Support Services, Days, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Maintain current nursing knowledge related to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation and care of adult oncology patients.

  • Analyze clinical research protocols for appropriateness to open based on oncology patient population and protocol requirements of standard vs. non-standard of care. Prepare summary of proposed protocol and submit for PAMC administrative review for assessment of feasibility.

  • Provide ongoing assessment of oncology patients enrolled to complex cancer treatment clinical trials; coordinates nursing plan of care according to protocol and patient needs. Documents all clinical observations to assure and maintain high quality research necessary for meaningful clinical trials, while assuring appropriate patient interventions to address identified patient problems.

  • Responsible for subject recruitment for studies from many diverse research agencies at levels to meet accrual commitments. Assesses potential patients for study enrollment eligibility, appropriateness of enrollment to specific trial. Collaborates with physicians and other caregivers to identify appropriate study candidates.

  • Maintain confidentiality standards for all potential and enrolled patients; complies with federal HIPPA regulations.

  • Coordinate implementation of protocol treatment and follow-up. Coordinates diagnostic, surgical and other procedures, or physical exams specific to study.

  • Monitor investigational agents according to protocol guidelines. Anticipates potential unknown or severe toxicities and assesses patients for toxicities and tolerance to treatment. Implements treatment modifications and reports all adverse events according to federal and IRB guidelines.

  • Coordinate tumor and other specimen collection and submission specific to study adhering to applicable shipping federal regulations. Assures ongoing informed consent process and patient advocacy during the process according to guidelines per Federal Office for Protection of Human Subjects.

  • Assure ongoing compliance with all IRB and department policies for regulatory documentation of research processes.

  • Provide education and inservice to other medical or nursing staff regarding investigational therapy, potential toxicities, protocol procedures and available resources.

  • Act as liaison between sponsoring organization, investigators, physician, patient, and all personnel involved in implementation of protocol to facilitate access to studies.

  • Assure compliance with Medicare research funding rules and regulations by collaborating with pharmaceutical industry staff, private practice and health system bill staff.

  • Attend cancer/tumor conferences and provide information pertinent to current clinical trials as they relate to patient cases presented.

  • Assure compliance with all system and regulatory Quality Assurance requirements.

  • Act as an additional resource for patients, their families, and other customers requiring assistance accessing information about cancer and / or cancer treatments.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Alaska.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

  • Certification within area of expertise or practice preferred (OCN, CCRP).

  • OCN preferred.

  • Two (2) years oncology nursing experience.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing Informatics

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 303137