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RN Oncology Clinical Research Associate

Ochsner Health System

New Orleans, Louisiana
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RN Oncology Clinical Research Associate


The RN Oncology Research Associate manages all aspects of clinical research protocol, maintains accurate, complete and timely case report forms on all assigned studies. Assesses patient's eligibility for protocol participation and monitors therapy and ongoing toxicities for study patients. Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.


Ochsner Health System is looking for talented, dynamic employees to join our team!

The best and the brightest work here because they find the work challenging and rewarding – because their input is valued and their opinions respected. Here, there is a room to grow and people who want the best for you. Here, you matter.


At Ochsner, whether you work with patients everyday or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.


Come Make A Difference At Ochsner and Discover Your Future!


We are seeking candidates that share our Ochsner values of Patients First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork.  Our values guide our decisions, inspire our actions, and influence our relationships with patients, coworkers and community members.



  • Pay for Performance with strong merit-based pay increases
  • Paid time-off programs for FT and PT positions
  • Tuition assistance
  • Ochsner offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to accommodate the diverse needs of its employees.  Want to learn more?


  • Educates patients and family members about protocols including risks and benefits of participation, potential side-effects, and self-administration of drugs if required. 
  • Monitors patients during medical procedures and ensures patient safety.
  • Ensures protocol schedule is followed for therapy, required examinations and follow-up.
  • Completes and/or supervises the Data Coordinator for the completion of case report forms on assigned protocols accurately and within the time frame required by the study.
  • Meets deadlines by prioritizing work appropriately including on-study forms as well as follow-up and documentation in source document.
  • Schedules appointments and manages patient information electronically and enters required information into computerized database, updating daily as required for follow-up.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.



  • Associate’s Degree
  • Preferred - Bachelor's degree- Nursing
  • 3 years experience as a registered nurse in an inpatient unit.
  • Experience working in Oncology.
  • Experience working with confidential information.
  • Current State of Louisiana Registered Nurse License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Knowledge in  assessing toxicities from investigational drugs and identifying toxicities as opposed to disease effects



Jefferson Highway – When Alton Ochsner and four colleagues opened New Orleans’ first multi-specialty group practice in 1942, they envisioned providing residents of the city with the highest quality medical care delivered with an unwavering attention to the needs of patients.  That vision still resonates today.  Located near uptown New Orleans, Ochsner Medical Center is the original hospital and home to acute and sub-acute facilities; centers of excellence Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute and many of academic programs. With over 500 beds, this site highly regarded by the community and offers the opportunity to learn and provide patient care at a Magnet facility all the while gaining exposure to complex medical cases.  This campus is also one of six training sites in the world for robotic surgery and is nationally-renown for quality care.





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Ochsner is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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About Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.