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Oncology Research Nurse (Lead/Supervisory)

Dignity Health San Luis Obispo, California

The posted compensation range of $61.00 - $72.00 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-323515 Employment Type Full Time Department Research - Other Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 7:30am-4:30pm Remote No Category Research

As one of the nation's largest nonprofit systems, CommonSpirit Health has over 2,200 care sites and 140 hospitals in 24 states. We serve some of the most diverse communities across the nation, and in each location, humankindness leads the way. 

The CommonSpirit Health Research Institute offers comprehensive clinical research services and support for various research activities. Their primary focus includes multi-site clinical trials, local and large-scale data research, partnerships with industry and academia for technology and innovation research, physician-initiated research, resident-initiated research in teaching facilities, nurse-initiated research, and health sciences student-initiated research. The institute aims to provide start-to-finish research services and assist in advancing medical knowledge and patient care.

This position will cover facilities supporting oncology studies in San Luis Obispo, CA, and surrounding areas. 

We will consider candidates who would need to relocate with relocation assistance offered. 


The RN Supervisor Oncology Research role will oversee a team of research coordination staff who support Principal Investigators and other departments involved in clinical trials and research projects managed by the CommonSpirit Health Research Institute (CSHRI). They will also assist in the care and assessment of research participants. The primary responsibilities of this role include:  

  • Managing all aspects of multiple clinical trials or research projects
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and CSH policies
  • Providing staff training and project leadership
  • Maintaining quality standards. 

  • A bachelor's degree in a science or health-related field required
  • Current RN license in state of employment and BLS certification required
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience conducting clinical trials required; worked as primary research nurse for at least 20 drug or device trials.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a Senior Research Coordinator
  • Minimum one (1) year full time experience supervising research personnel strongly preferred
  • Certification (CCRP or CCRC) by SOCRA or ACRP is required
  • Certificate of Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice training required
  • Experience interacting with patients in a healthcare setting is required
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining regulatory documents and IRB-related study documentation required
  • Competencies in training staff and investigators on clinical trial processes required
  • Thorough knowledge of research regulatory requirements, including FDA, OHRP, and GCP, required



While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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