Cto Director Research Nurse Study Coordination resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Qualified individual with well-developed skills in Oncology research, nursing, quality improvement and successful training/onboarding of new team members. Dedicated employee with a strong commitment to promoting the organization and driving positive change.

  • Strategic thinker
  • Critical thinking
  • Quality driven
  • People oriented
  • Motivational leader
03/2019 to 04/2021 CTO Director; Research Nurse & Study Coordination Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute | City, STATE,

Provided strong leadership in support of the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) Clinical Trials Office (CTO) of two large teams including Research Nurses (15) and Clinical Research Study Coordinators (65). As an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, this role was invaluable to the successful execution of our statewide Oncology research program which has resulted in increased accruals, standardization of workflows and overall improvement in quality and efficiencies.

10/2007 to 03/2019 CTO Manager; Research Nurses & Education Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute | City, STATE,

Joined the CTO Director in the development of a new KCI CTO infrastructure, resulting from an NCI mandate to centralize all Oncology research efforts. Developed key roles/responsibilities, job descriptions and our robust orientation training program. These efforts were extremely successful and resulted in high (Outstanding to Exceptional) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) renewal scores for the KCI CTO.

05/1995 to 10/2007 Research Nurse, Radiation Oncology Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute | City, STATE,

Provided research support for all Radiation Oncology clinical trial activities. Functioned in a hybrid role which included responsibilities of a Research Nurse, Study and Regulatory Coordinator. Maintained all protocol regulatory compliance requirements, patient screening/eligibility, sponsor registrations, data extraction and Case Report Form (CRF) completion. Primary support to the Principal Investigator in efforts toward increased accrual and quality of documentation and protocol compliance.

07/1981 to 05/1995 Staff Nurse- Surgical/Oncology Detroit Medical Center | City, STATE,

Staff Nurse on a busy inpatient unit caring for Head & Neck surgical/oncology patients. Managed a large work assignment of complicated post-operative patients challenged with communication barriers secondary to their cancer diagnosis/treatment.

Promoted to Clinical Nurse Preceptor (1992) which included onboarding and training of all new inpatient staff RN's.

Quality Assurance Unit Coordinator (1992)- Developed, implemented and presented a hospital standard for "The Advancement of Tube Feedings in the Post-Oerative Head and Neck Cancer Patients" (Great Lakes cancer Nursing Conference)

Education and Training
Expected in 06/1981 Associate of Science | Registered Nurse Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI GPA:
  • State Of Michigan: Board of Nursing License - 1981
  • Society of Clinical Research Associates- CCRP National Research Certification- 2008
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)- Research Trainings and Annual Refresher Courses- 2008
  • McLaren Leadership Academy- Core I/II Curriculum 2017/2019
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Other Experience and Professional Memberships

9th Annual AACI Clinical Research Inititiatve Abstract/Oral Presentation: "Implementing a Researdh Nurse Model for the Clinical Trials Office." (2017)

11th Annual AACI Clinical Research Initiative Abstract; "The Elephant in the Room- Onboarding of New Staff in an Evolving Research Landscape Plagued by Turnover" (2019)

13th Annual AACI Clinical Research Initiative Abstract (submitted); "Patient discontinuation of Research Participation" (2021)

CTEP/CTSU Data Administrator/Lead CRA for Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute (2013- 2019)

Ongoing Research Support- P30 CA022453 (Bepler); NIH/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (2008-2021)

Member, Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA); 2008- Present

Phase I Clinical Trials Restructure Project Lead (2018-2021)

Key Leader in the development/implementation of CTO/KCI research program Work From Home (WFH) during COVID 19 shutdown, staff furlough process and reopening of research services (2020-2021)

Remote Monitoring policy/workflow development and adoption of the Veeva SiteVault system as supplement for off-site monitoring/auditing (2020-2021)

Leader in development and process improvement initiative in support of our statewide research program (Research Nurse model) and Central Data Management (CDM) (2013- 2021)

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School Attended

  • Henry Ford College

Job Titles Held:

  • CTO Director; Research Nurse & Study Coordination
  • CTO Manager; Research Nurses & Education
  • Research Nurse, Radiation Oncology
  • Staff Nurse- Surgical/Oncology


  • Associate of Science

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