Clinical Trials Nurse

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Nursing and Nursing Support


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

The Clinical Trials Nurse assumes responsibility for representing SCCA Clinical Operations in the review and implementation of clinical trials in the SCCA ambulatory clinic and SCCA Hospital. Responsibilities include providing nursing input into research protocol review process for new and modifications to existing treatment protocols, collaborating with research study teams (including Principal Investigators) and clinical service areas to identify and resolve issues, and developing educational resources for both study teams and clinical area staff.


SHIFT: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm


  • Reviews all new clinical research protocols and modifications to existing protocols for nursing specific implications, assesses studies for clinical operations feasibility and makes recommendations for changes as necessary
  • In partnership with study team and other clinic areas, creates clinic flow for new clinical trials ensuring all protocol requirements are met
  • Works in partnership with faculty investigators and study team members to prepare research protocols for enrollment and to identify and mitigate any potential operational challenges
  • Prepares summary of study procedures occurring in the clinical setting
  • Coordinates with all relevant clinic areas to vet protocol requirements and clinic flow for new trials
  • Develops study specific education plan and educational materials specific to clinical staff; delivers protocol in-service training as needed
  • Informs investigators and study staff of institutional policies and procedures that support protocol compliance, patient safety and clinical operation’s efficiencies
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators and study teams to resolve clinic-related barriers for protocol activation
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues and other healthcare team members
  • Supports development and maintenance of clinical trials reference materials (“Knowledge Hub”)
  • Supports development of research orders from drafting through approval


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington
  • Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of recent oncology experience 
  • 2+ years of clinical research experience highly desirable  
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrated process improvement mindset
  • Ability to successfully work to deadlines and targets
  • Experience in the care of oncology patients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Teams)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) preferred – BMTCN, AOCN, AOCNS

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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