Job Description
Job Title:  Research Nurse I
Division:  Duncan Cancer Center
Work Arrangement:  Onsite only
Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range :  $60,995 to $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt


The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) has an immediate opening for an Oncology Clinical Research Nurse I. This position is within the Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) of the DLDCCC and will provide support for CTSU-coordinated clinical trials. This individual must be a flexible and detail-oriented professional who can quickly adapt to a variety of situations.


Entry level professional nurse who possesses basic general knowledge of nursing practices. Provides professional nursing skills involving patient related research efforts. Responsible for patient care in a clinical research area. Duties may include screening and enrolling subjects, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, administering medications, recording data for research analysis, and maintaining patient records.

Job Duties

  • Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and customer service.
  • Adheres to the scope of practices as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Recruits, screens, consents, enrolls, and evaluate patients that participate in a research study.
  • Schedules study visits and meetings related to studies.
  • Collecting blood samples for the protocol project. This will require veni-puncture skills with a steady hand and arm posture and follow accepted institutional procedures for collection of specimens.
  • Processes and ships study specimens.
  • Obtains vital signs and EKGs/ECGs for study participants.
  • Administers study medications.
  • Orders supplies and equipment.
  • Follows subjects’ progress and advises the Principal Investigator.
  • Maintains patient research records.
  • Collects and submits study data to the study sponsor. May assist study PI and study regulatory staff with preparing reports to the IRB or other oversight bodies.  
  • Collects and reports toxicities and adverse drug reactions to the study sponsor. 
  • Ensures the clinical studies are conducted in accordance with guidelines of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Educates patients in significant aspects of study.
  • Serves as a liaison and distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principal investigator, and others as required.
  • Participates in the coordination and monitoring of patient treatment in clinical trials.
  • Administers protocol questionnaires to patients.
  • Assesses patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and medical record review in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Creates protocol specific documentation reference tools.
  • Participates in organization/coordination of information expected to be monitored/audited.
  • Prepares for external monitoring or auditing visits.
  • Keeps current concerning research, oncology, and data management issues.
  • Maintains working knowledge of current protocols, and internal SOPs.
  • Completes all mandatory institutional training requirements.
  • Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Attends continuing education and training opportunities relevant to job duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. 
  • No experience required.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of clinical research experience.
  • Oncology experience.


Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually. 



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Requisition ID:  18789