RN, Phase One Chemotherapy Infusion / Oncology, 7am-3:30pm (Education)
The Phase I Clinical Trials Unit at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is dedicated to advancing cancer research through a singular focus on caring for patients enrolled on groundbreaking early phase clinical trials.
The Phase I program is located on the fourth floor of the Emory University Hospital Tower, our facility was recently expanded in 2018 and tripled the size of our old unit, originally opened in 2009. The current unit is designed to be both patient-focused and able to support the demands of rigorous clinical research. It features 15 private treatment bays, four clinic rooms, plus many key support resources, including a dedicated lab for processing patient blood work, a dedicated secure medication room and a "fast track" bay with three chairs for rapid use by patients who might only require a short visit such as a research lab draw. The design of the space was guided by a multi-disciplinary team of patients, nurses, physicians, and research staff.
Since 2009, we have annually enrolled 200+ patients on our trials, and we reflect the population we serve. Our program offers trials throughout a variety of cancer types, with representation from each specific group. As examples, 20% or more of patients enrolled are African-American, and 30% have multiple myeloma.
Our nurses are the core of our program. Their expertise drives quality and process improvement for our patients here and across the country through publication of their work at national meetings. Winship Nursing and Phase I Program leadership are committed to offering opportunities for education and professional development.
Preferred experience: Chemotherapy Infusion, Bone Marrow Transplant or Medical Oncology. OCN Certification and ACLS is a plus!
What makes a great nurse for our Phase one program you ask? Someone passionate about joining a dynamic team in pursuit of innovative cancer therapies while providing excellent care for Oncology patients.