Research Project Coordinator - Supportive Care Service, Department of Medicine

USA-NY-New York
1 month ago
Requisition ID
Research - Clinical

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Job Description

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Research Project Coordinator for the Supportive Care Service in the Department of Medicine. This position will specifically oversee, coordinate, and participate in multiple activities involved in and related to the One-Two-Three Project at MSKCC.


One-Two-Three is an institutional clinical initiative and IRB-approved research project. It is a structured program of assessments and responses to address palliative care needs of cancer patients and their informal caregivers as soon as care is established at MSK’s outpatient clinics. This intervention focuses on key domains of palliative care: relief of symptoms, communication to support patient-focused decision-making, and proactive care planning. Family needs are also addressed. Response to assessments emphasizes primary palliative care by the oncology teams, while also providing access to coaching for primary clinicians and direct consultation by palliative care specialists. Oncology nursing professionals play a leading role, supported by targeted training, ready guides for responding to common issues, and system tool development, as well as by palliative care NPs and other members of the interprofessional primary and specialist teams. Over the earliest clinic visits, patients are assisted to accomplish key milestones, including designation of a health care proxy and articulation of key values and goals. Cycles of assessment and response continue as patients return to clinic for follow-up. Piloting of this project is ongoing in hematology-oncology and solid tumor clinics.

Responsibilities of the RPC will include collaborating with the Chief and the Clinical Program Manager/NP Coordinator of the Supportive Care Service (project leads), institutional and Department of Nursing leadership, Oncology interprofessional teams, and research staff, on the following work.


You will:

  • Coordinate and lead biweekly meetings of the Core Project Team and attend meetings with other individuals and groups involved in relevant activities in the institution.
  • Work with IT/IS and the Project Team to complete development and oversee implementation of our digital platform for collection and display of patient- and caregiver-reported data; and to create new documentation for the Clinical Information System (CIS) reflecting the results of assessments per the 1-2-3 protocol.
  • Perform regular audits to ensure that data collected is complete and accurate and that the research project is implemented as outlined and approved.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews/focus groups with patients, caregivers, and clinicians to evaluate impact of 1-2-3 Project (complementing quantitative metrics).
  • Coordinate with the Department of Nursing’s initiative to develop and disseminate an educational program training oncology nurses to implement the 1-2-3 Protocol.
  • Coordinate and monitor activities of Supportive Care NPs in coaching oncology nurses and directly consulting on patients, in the 1-2-3 model.
  • Coordinate with inpatient and regional teams for patients on protocol who are cared for in these other venues.
  • Assist in Application for IRB protocol amendments, drafting of project specific documents, and developing project specific workflows.
  • Ensure that all applicable Institutional, State, and Federal regulations, and the IRB-approved protocol, are followed throughout the course of the project.
  • Prepare reports and presentations describing the project and its operation and impact.
  • Participate in or coordinate other projects as requested.
  • Provide leadership and organizational, creative, and other support to establish new initiatives.

You need:

  • At least 3 years of relevant (clinical research) experience (2 year with Masters), or as determined by hiring manager.
  • Or a minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 3 – 4 years MSKCC clinical research experience.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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