University Health Network Registered Nurse in Toronto, Ontario

Registered Nurse - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Registered Nurse

Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Department: Cancer Clinical Research Unit - Department of Medical Oncology

Scale/grade: E0:06

Salary: $31.45 - $44.68 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)

Reports to: Nurse Manager, Clinical Trials CCRU/Principal Investigator

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Shifts: Monday to Friday

Status: Permanent Full-time

The Registered Nurse in the Cancer Clinical Research Unit collaborates with Investigators and health care team to assume responsibility for the overall patient management and coordination of several clinical studies for the Department of Medical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. The registered nurse working in Clinical Trials, will work with the GU site group as well as another disease site group. Studies include pharma-sponsored, cooperative group sponsored (such as NCIC) as well as Investigator initiated trials.

Responsibilities include recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent); coordination of patient visits schedules as per study protocol; execution of all aspects of study visit (e.g. assessment adverse events, monitoring safety, medication, questionnaires, sample collection, including processing and shipment of samples according to clinical protocol),provides clinical care for patients participating in clinical trials and the implementation and coordination of all aspects of data collection and source documentation, as per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines.

If you are interested in a specialized oncology nursing role that is challenging, stimulating, involves some travel opportunities and provides autonomy within a strong collaborative team, this could be the role that you are looking for.


  • Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 (three) years’ experience required

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required

  • BScN preferred

  • Recognized certification in clinical research (ACRP or SOCRA) obtained or plan to work towards.

  • Minimum one (1) year clinical experience in oncology- with strong knowledge base in GU cancers required

  • Previous clinical research experience preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize the nursing process in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care

  • Evidence of good physical assessment, psychosocial assessment and patient/family teaching skill

  • Autonomous clinical critical thinking ability

  • Training in ICH/GCP guidelines an asset.

  • Knowledge of IATA shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures an asset

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required

  • Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a dynamic environment

  • Proficiency with MS Office software - Word and Excel desired.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: November 24, 2016 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.