Clinical Nurse Research Coordinator - Oncology

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-761304
    • Job Location: Topsham, ME
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is seeking a full-time Clinical Nurse Research Coordinator in our Topsham, ME practice. The Clinical Nurse Research Coordinator will provide professional study and research services to our Oncology outpatient population in support of specific research protocols. This position will assist in the screening, recruiting, and treatment of volunteer subjects following study protocols and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. This includes involvement in study and practice management, coordination with study sponsors and monitors, and maintaining regulatory documentation.

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 13 oncologists and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be an adult oncology member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, striving to provide the highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every patient, every day.

Job Duties:

  • Utilize current knowledge of GCP guidelines including the protection of human subjects to conduct clinical trials at the Practice.
  • Oversee planning, scheduling, and implementation of day-to-day clinical activities and procedures as they relate to research protocols.
  • Assist in recruiting, screening, enrollment, and retention of volunteer patients.
  • Conduct patient informed consenting per GCP guidelines and document in the electronic health record.
  • Ensure clinical activities are performed following the protocol and within clinical procedure safety standards.
  • Monitor and record patient response to treatment and communicate study data and results promptly. Maintain source documentation and oversee study activity reports to sponsors and medical, legal, and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop and coordinate maintenance of records on medication dispensation and usage during the study
  • Ensure the confidentiality of patient records and data per HIPAA compliance requirements.
  • Prepare for all monitoring visits by ensuring that all documents are filed and organized as well as resolving all previous outstanding data queries or regulatory issues.
  • Coordinate and prepare for institutional, sponsor, and internal audits.
  • May oversee and guide the work of other nursing and/or support staff engaged in study activities.

Travel: Occasional travel to our Scarborough, ME site as necessary.

Experience and Skills:

  • Active and Current RN License in the State of Maine or the ability to obtain.
  • GCP and Human Subjects Protection certification preferred.
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) certification preferred
  • Oncology Research experience preferred.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and staff
  • Must be able to manage competing demands.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
  • Listens and responds to patient needs.
  • Adapts communication to meet patient needs.


New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term, and Long-Term disability insurances.  Other benefits include a retirement program, voluntary benefits, and a generous Paid Time Off as well as 10 Company-paid holidays. NECS will pay for national certification and society memberships.  

We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education.  Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions, or postgraduate seminars (CME Events).  Tuition assistance is available for employees looking to go back to school. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

New England Cancer Specialists provides equal employment and promotional opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, on the basis of experience, knowledge, training, education, ability to perform the essential functions of a position, and overall performance. All employment and promotional opportunities will be conducted in a lawful basis without regard to an individual’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under Federal, State, or local law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources at (207) 303-3372 or email us at