Serves as a single point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and caregivers to provide resources and assistance with accessing clinical and supportive multidisciplinary cancer care services offered within Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical trials for research by NRG, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, collaborating institutions, cooperative groups, and internal investigator-initiated studies. Some travel is required (investigator meetings/training and to Kaiser Permanente medical centers within the region).
Assists patients in understanding their cancer diagnosis, treatment options, and the resources available.
Serves as an essential link between patients and all other care KP and Non KP providers in coordination of cancer care. The navigator facilitates changes in the plan of care and brokering necessary services (i.e. inpatient, outpatient, etc).
Facilitate appointments for multidisciplinary cancer clinic, consultation, and support services and follow up appointments within the cancer care continuum including but not limited to cancer care clinic, genetic, financial counselors, and supportive care. Emphasize education patient receives at cancer care clinic.
Work with Cancer Care Quality Project Manager, KPMAS Commission on Cancer, and others to collect data, track outcomes, and support strategic planning processes.
Responsible for networking to maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders.
Coordinate and facilitate tumor board(s) and multi-disciplinary clinics. Work collaboratively with cancer care leads, committees, and overarching cancer care leadership.
Facilitate enrollment in clinical trials
Facilitate test and procedure scheduling for patients participating in clinical trials and/or treatment plans according to protocol design
Monitor patient responses to protocol and communicate findings to the physician and health care team; report adverse events to the MAPRI research nurses on protocol, PI and others as required by protocol
Responsible for knowing and following all MAPRI SOPs, IRB SOPs, Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures, and Federal rules and regulations applicable to clinical research
Assist with IRB documentation as required, including initial submissions, protocol amendments, protocol modifications, Adverse Event Reports, protocol deviations, protocol violations, continuing review, and informed consent documents
Assist with regulatory documents required to conduct clinical trials, including investigator CVs, financial disclosure forms, laboratory certifications, radiation safety exemptions, FDA 1572 forms, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or health related field. Master's degree in Nursing, MPH, Health Education or related field, preferred.
Minimum one (1) year of previous nursing experience; Adult First Aid / CPR; RN license in the three jurisdictions (DC, MD, VA); Minimum one (1) year of related work experience in clinical trials research.
Detailed knowledge of research rules and regulations and Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications, and other software applications unique to Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute (MAPRI).
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We value our diversity and E/O/E M/F/D/V.
Internal Number: RESEA04608
About Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
At the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), every professional in our organization plays an essential role in helping us make a positive impact on the health and lives of over 750,000 Kaiser Permanente members we serve throughout the Washington D.C., Suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore metropolitan areas.
As part of our team, you’ll join forces with talented and caring people supporting the staff and operations of more than 30 Kaiser Permanente medical centers and more than a dozen community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
By striving for excellence in all that we do, we continue to earn accolades from industry organizations like the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), who recognized us as a national quality leader. Year after year, we’ve also been named the top-rated health plan in the country in many preventative medicine measures. And for eight straight years, J.D. Power has recognized us as the highest-rated commercial plan for member satisfaction.
MAPMG’s commitment to improving the future of health care is also reflected in the support we give our community. In 2018 alone, we donated over 180 million dollars to medical... assistance, philanthropy, research, and health education.
All of this is possible because of the amazing work that our people do. Together, we’re creating an environment that empowers the health care professionals of MAPMG to provide the highest quality care. And, together, we’re fulfilling the promise of medicine.
MAPMG provides an innovative working environment with state-of-the-art resources and technology. We offer career opportunities in fields ranging from data and analytics, research, and information technology to systems analysis, finance, project management, human resources, professional development, and more. Though we may all be from different backgrounds and disciplines, we share the same vision: to help improve the future of health care.
We wouldn’t be able to fulfill the promise of medicine without talented professionals like you. That’s why we provide our employees the same exceptional resources and support that we offer our members. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive benefits and compensation package designed to help you stay happy and healthy.