Research Nurse needed at Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Apply now

Apr 24
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Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Trials, the Research Nurse (working with physicians, clinical research associates and other professionals) provides comprehensive individualized nursing care to oncology patients, to aid them in achieving and maintaining their optimal level of health; facilitates the planning, implementation and outcome of ethics based clinical trials, applying principles of research methodology, epidemiology, pharmacology, critical appraisal, and informed consent. Through the multifaceted role of coordinator, educator, patient advocate, consultant and care-giver, quality data is generated, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
  • BScN considered an asset
  • Certification with CON(C) or OCN
  • Successful completion of Registered Nurse Physical Assessment Course, or equivalent
  • Current BCLS certification with ongoing re-certification mandatory
  • Demonstrated ability in patient assessment, teaching and counseling
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, critical-thinking, inter-personal and communication skills
  • Minimum three years recent oncology nursing experience
  • Experience in clinical trials research or recent related-educational experience (ie. Clinical Trials Research course)
  • Working knowledge of MicroSoft Word and Outlook and Internet Explorer; familiar with Sovera, PACS and Meditech
  • Public speaking and presentation skills considered an asset

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.



Primary Location


This position will be located at

Juravinski Cancer Centre





Hours per week


Number of Openings


Union Code

ONA Local 70

Minimum Salary


Maximum Salary


Post Date

May 22, 2023, 11:00:00 PM

May 29, 2023, 10:59:00 PM

Unit Summary

The Clinical Trials Department at the Juravinski Cancer Centre is a nationally recognized facilitator of clinical research with approximately 100 actively accruing studies. In addition to therapeutic clinical trials, many supportive care and non-therapeutic clinical studies are also performed. The staff function as members of a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary team and facilitate the opportunity for patients to participate in clinical research. The department consists of approximately 13 Clinical Research Associates, 18 Clinical Research Coordinators, a Manager and 3 Administrative Secretaries.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days


Hamilton Health fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All Internal applicants may apply online through the Careers website or by submitting a Competition Application Form. External applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact the Human Resources 905-521-2100 ext 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset.

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

  • Article 30 (k) – CUPE Collective Agreement
  • Article 10.7 (d) – ONA Collective Agreement
  • Article 13.01 (b) (ii) – OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
  • Article 14.04 – OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
  • Article 2.07 and Article 13 – PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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