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Moores Cancer Center Careers

The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 56 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center Business Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center administers many clinical trials on behalf of its member investigators, including trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and physician investigators.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist - MED - Regenerative Medicine

The Project Scientist will focus their research on neuro-oncology and identifying unexplored anticancer strategies. Additionally, the Project Scientist will provide statistical analysis and abstract and manuscript preparation. The Project Scientist will also have the opportunity to submit research grants independently as well as perform research projects in collaboration with faculty in the division of Regenerative Medicine. The Project scientist will occasionally teach and provide lectures to graduate students.

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Deputy Director, Cancer Center Administration - 128310

The UCSD Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center (MCCC) Deputy Director of Administration (DDA) is the senior administrative executive who oversees all research operations, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and partners with the MCCC Cancer Center Director to envision, map out, and executive the strategic plan for the MCCC. This position also partners with the MCCC Director and the other members of the MCCC senior leadership team, as well as UCSD Health System (HS) and School of Medicine (SOM) leaders to advance the MCCC to a position of academic and clinical eminence by fostering exceptional cancer research, patient care, education and training, community outreach and education. The ideal candidate is a creative and dynamic leader with the ability to inspire, collaborate and work effectively in a complex academic health system. The DDA is responsible for strategic planning and evaluation, research administration, personnel management, budgeting and financial operations, space and shared resources management, training and education, community outreach and engagement in alignment with the requirements of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Protocol Development Officer - Hybrid - 126341

The Protocol Development Officer (PDO) is responsible for overseeing and guiding the activation process of Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) at Moores Cancer Center. In addition to supporting PIs with concept and protocol development, the PDO takes the lead in developing comprehensive study activation and start-up processes, including regulatory submissions, IIT budget development, and trial prioritization.

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Cancer Committee Analyst - Hybrid - 125937

Reporting directly to the Manager, Cancer Center Committees; the Cancer Committee Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the coordination and administration of protocols undergoing first-stage Protocol Review Monitoring System (PRMS) review and prioritization by the MCC Disease Teams. In close collaboration with oncologists, translational researchers, bioinformaticians, pathologists, and geneticists involved in cancer clinical trials at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, the Committee Analyst's responsibilities include coordinating Disease Team protocol review meetings, handling protocol intake, ensuring accurate data entry to CTMS, and proficiently producing agendas, meeting minutes, memos, and approval documents. Additionally, they support development of the CCSG PRMS section, including data tables/metrics, attachments, etc. This role facilitates effective communication and decision-making processes, contributing significantly to the successful review, selection, and prioritization of clinical research projects in pursuit of advancing personalized medicine and cancer research at the institution.

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Regulatory Support Analyst - Hybrid - 128204

The Regulatory Support Analyst will provide customer service to doctors, staff, and others in the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) as they respond to and resolve regulatory issues. Ensures that all assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner and communicates the status of tasks, alerting their supervisor to any issues along the way. Learns to use professional concepts to conduct and / or support analytical studies or projects. Works on problems of limited scope. Acquires skills to fully analyze issues and problems, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.

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Clinical Trials Regulatory Research Associate - 124190

Under full supervision, the Clinical Trials Regulatory Research Associate is responsible for the development and maintenance of regulatory documents pertaining to the clinical trials conducted by investigators at the Cancer Center. Key to this role is the preparation of clinical trial protocols and related regulatory documents for submission to the UCSD Human Research Protections Program (UCSD's Institutional Review Board or IRB) in order to obtain its approval for the clinical trials to proceed. The Regulatory Research Associate will act as a resource to investigators and staff for interpretation and execution of complex clinical research regulations, policies & procedures concerning the conduct of clinical trials, including those of the FDA, HHS, UCSD IRB, and the CTO. This position requires regular interaction with a variety of internal and external contacts including Cancer Center investigators and staff, UCSD IRB staff, study sponsors and/or their representatives. Other duties assigned as needed.

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Research Associate - 128242

Under supervision, perform tumor immunology studies consisting of murine models of cancer, animal breeding and genotyping, flow cytometry, single cell sequencing, immunohistochemistry, in vitro cell biology, and in vitro biochemistry. Perform animal surgery, including small animal anesthesia. In addition, perform immunohistochemistry of frozen and fixed tissues or cells. Conduct various in vitro cell biology techniques to include performing flow cytometry analysis of cell surface protein expression, cell adhesion and migration assays, transfecting cells with expression constructs, preparing lysates of cells in culture or tissues, quantification, ELISA assays, SDS PAGE, Western Immunoblotting and gel electrophoresis. Additionally, perform recombinant DNA techniques to include preparing plasmids and maintaining plasmid stocks, analyzing DNA and RNA purification, and conducting DNA electrophoresis, and RT-PCR. Responsible for maintaining and inventory of frozen cell stocks and routine testing for mycoplasma contamination. Process tumor specimens by extracting DNA and RNA, as well as perform cloning and subcloning of DNA fragments. Perform molecular biology/cell biologic assays, to study mouse models of cancer. With general supervision, handle mice for surgical procedures, as well as for tumor harvest and processing.

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Laboratory Assistant - 128175

Under supervision, assist with characterization of oncogenic transformation and preclinical studies. Assist with recombinant DNA work and genome engineering. Assist with various cell culture techniques such as performing flow cytometry analysis of cell surface protein expression, cell propagation, contaminant testing, and cryopreservation. Assist with mouse colony management and genotyping using established PCR techniques. Work with small animals and assist with procedures such as surgery, injections and monitoring pregnancies. Assist with immunohistochemistry of frozen and fixed tissues or cells. Assist with protein biochemistry techniques including protein quantification, SDS PAGE, immunoprecipitation, and Western blotting. Maintain and prepare accurate records of all experiments. Assist in the preparation of data for publication. Other duties assigned as needed.

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Clinical Research Finance Specialist I - 128036

Under close supervision of the Assistant Director, Clinical Trials Finance Support, the incumbent will support invoicing and reconciliation of clinical trials to optimize revenue collections for the MCC CTO’s portfolio. Provides assistance in maintaining 50-100 financial accounts for studies and reviews financial documentation across multiple systems (including, but not limited to: agreements and budgets, payment remittances, grant awards, coverage analysis, etc.). Utilizes multiple systems to document and manage Accounts Receivable (A/R) in CTMS, Financial System of Record, and other systems as needed. Develop good working relationships with Sponsors and CROs in efforts to maintain collection procedures and processes to help resolve issues of overdue accounts. Assist with reviewing reports for Disease Teams and communicating A/R improvements to Disease Team and individual study staff (e.g., CRCs, Data Coordinators, etc.) to resolve any delinquency status. Assist with addressing and correcting billing issues, and follow-up actions required to ensure the timely receipt of payments.

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EDI Program Manager - 127990

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Project Manager will play an important role in coordinating efforts to establish, deploy, and evaluate the strategic goals of the inaugural Office of Equity Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. MCC is an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center located in southern California. It provides comprehensive, high-quality cancer services to one of the most diverse populations in the nation. The Office of EDI is tasked with contributing to a leadership and workforce that reflects this diversity through the establishment of programs and opportunities to increase the equity, diversity, and inclusion of leadership, faculty, trainees, and staff normally underrepresented in biomedical research.

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Network Coordinator II - 128248

Reporting to the Network Sites Project Manager, the Network Coordinator II is responsible for coordinating and monitoring clinical trials including providing all aspects of protocol oversight, including but not limited to screening for patient eligibility, data collection and analysis, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug/therapy reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen collection, processing, and submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files.

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Translational Research Coordinator I - 128211

The incumbent is responsible for supporting and coordinating translational research protocols, including recruitment, consenting, research chart preparation, data collection and record-keeping, and ensuring all protocol requirements are met. Assure compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines. Assist in ensuring the quality of the medical and clinical research data. Assist in providing guidance to investigators. Provide education and information to the general public concerning the ongoing clinical trials. Assist PIs with proposals, progress reports and manuscripts. Under direct supervision, create original documents and policies for assigned disease teams. Work closely with federal and state regulatory officials.

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Training and Education Specialist - Hybrid - 127838

Under general direction, the Training and Education Specialist for clinical research will serve as subject matter expert on clinical research education programs and activities. Leads the development and implementation of programmatic activities, which may include program competencies, curriculum, and exams. Serves as a main point of contact for training and onboarding of new staff. Serves as a liaison between all relevant stakeholders, which may include course chairs, program directors, department chairs, contractors, department administration, faculty, and learners.

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(RN) Nurse Supervisor - Infusion Services - 127385

The Nurse Supervisor provides support and care to the clients and maintains professional standards of care, following the ANA Code of Ethics. Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Nurse Supervisor is responsible for immediate supervision of a wide variety of clinic and infusion functions at the Hillcrest campus, planning and performing direct and indirect nursing interventions, and is responsible for supervising, organizing, planning, assessing and monitoring the medical services provided by UC San Diego Health.

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(RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse, Radiation Oncology - 128230

Using the nursing process in the planning and delivery of care, the Registered Nurse (RN) complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies and maintains a safe level of knowledge and skills with technical procedures. The Radiation Oncology RN will be responsible for completing regular biopsychosocial assessments and care plans with patients, communicating and collaborating with healthcare teams to ensure coordination of care, providing education to patients/families regarding treatment plans, medications, advance directives, appointments and so forth, assessing patients and families for additional resource and referral needs, evaluating response to plan of care and ensuring appropriate documentation.

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(RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse, Infusion - 128410

This position requires giving chemotherapy, biotherapy, clinical trials infusion and other infusion related services as well as blood work, dressing change, injections in a fast paced outpatient infusion center setting. This position also requires caring for post Bone Marrow Transplant patients. This position will be trained to give clinical trials infusion. This position requires the ability to respond and handle urgent medical emergencies.

Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.

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(RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse, Multi-Specialty - 126891

The Multi-Specialty Clinic brings together specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology, hematology-oncology, and gynecologic oncology. We are looking for dynamic oncology clinic RNs with strong critical thinking, communication, care coordination, and patient advocacy skills. This position will cross-train and work with multiple oncology disease teams as needed to ensure patient safety and continuity of care. Additional opportunities include Unit-Based Council membership, with the opportunity to identify, develop and implement performance improvement initiatives to improve patient care and staff wellbeing.

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(RN) Registered Nurse - Rectal Cancer Coordinator - 128260

The Rectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Team Nurse Coordinator is responsible for all activities associated with rectal cancer patient care: physician/team compliance, data management/integrity, standards evaluation/compliance and working with patents and family members. Coordinates the clinical logistics of rectal cancer care and works in tandem with the Rectal Cancer Program Director as well as physicians and nurses who provide hands-on clinical care to patients. Applies clinical nursing background and data management knowledge to serve as liaison between nursing staff, physicians, and patients. Serves as a resource and mentor to the nursing staff by providing guidance, instruction, training, work-review and leading staff regarding best practices for rectal cancer care.

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(RN) Registered Nurse - Infusion - 128195

This position requires giving chemotherapy, biotherapy, clinical trials infusion and other infusion related services as well as blood work, dressing change, injections in a fast paced outpatient infusion center setting. This position also requires caring for post Bone Marrow Transplant patients. This position will be trained to give clinical trials infusion. This position requires the ability to respond and handle urgent medical emergencies. Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.

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(LVN) Sr. Licensed Vocational Nurse - Oncology - 127670

Under the general supervision of a registered nurse in the assigned clinic, the Sr. LVN performs a wide variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity. Duties include prioritizing and assisting in patient triage processing, preparation and assistance with patient examinations, administering medications, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory tests, and patient education. The position requires initiative, able to prioritize critical demands, and the ability to work in a team environment.

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(LVN) Sr. Licensed Vocational Nurse - Infusion - 126616

Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, the LVN provides a wide variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity. This includes lab specimens, starting IV, collecting data, performing EKG and frequent vital signs, administering IV meds within scope, oral medications, injections, performing dressing change, performing glucometer and urine point of care, assisting RNs with procedures, and other activities within LVN scope. The position requires initiative, the ability to prioritize critical demands and work in a team environment. This job requires the LVN to work closely with the Clinical Trials RN several times a week.

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(LVN) Sr. Vocational Nurse - Oncology - Per Diem - 127253

Under the general supervision of a registered nurse in the assigned clinic, the Sr. LVN performs a wide variety of patient care activities in support of clinic activity. Duties include prioritizing and assisting in patient triage processing, preparation and assistance with patient examinations, administering medications, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory tests, and patient education. The position requires initiative, able to prioritize critical demands, and the ability to work in a team environment.

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(LVN) Sr. Licensed Vocational Nurse - Per Diem - 128411

Under general supervision of a registered nurse in the assigned department, the Senior Vocational Nurse PD performs on a regular basis the full range of patient care activities in support of patient care. This includes, but not limited to, prioritizing and assisting in patient triage processing, preparation and assistance with patient examinations, administering medications, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory tests, assisting with training and validation of competencies of LVN and other patient care support as required, assigned to more complex tasks, and providing patient education and staff training. Position requires initiative, ability to prioritize critical demands, ability to work in a team environment and ability to exercise independent judgment. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Infusion Pharmacy Technician III - 128445

Under general supervision, will perform a full range of duties in the Moores Cancer Center and the Outpatient Pavillion pharmacy setting. Assists the pharmacist in the preparation of medications (including antineoplastics/chemotherapy) for patient use for IV sterile compounding preparation & administration in accordance to established procedures under USP<797/HSP800, assist in the distributions of medications via Pyxis Med Station A Stations; maintains skills applicable to all information systems within the pharmacy, maintain inventory levels; and perform other duties as assigned. Will perform assigned operational duties in a scheduled area and will assist pharmacists in completing medication orders and related distribution duties in the assigned area.

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(CPT) Certified Phlebotomist I, Per Diem - 127932

Under direct and constant supervision performs specimen processing, accessioning, phlebotomy, heel and finger sticks, customer service, clerical duties, effective communication with laboratory customers, problem resolution, record keeping, supply inventory and maintenance, as well as cleaning and maintaining a safe work environment.

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(CPT) Certified Phlebotomy Technician II - 128278

Performs specimen processing, accessioning, Phlebotomy, heel and finger sticks, customer service, clerical duties, effective communication with laboratory customers, problem resolution, record keeping, supply inventory and maintenance, as well as cleaning and maintaining a safe work environment. Additional duties Include operation of instruments, preventative maintenance as appropriate to each section/dept. assigned. Performs all duties in a manner consistent with current laboratory safety standards. Maintains a current Phlebotomy Certification issued by the state of California Laboratory Field Services.

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Pharmacy Technician - Investigational Drug Services - 126441

Under general supervision, positions in this title can be assigned to Inpatient, Outpatient and Home Infusion units within the Pharmacy Department. The Pharmacy Technician, assists the pharmacist in the preparation of medications for patient use (oral and parenteral) according to established procedures; assists in the distribution of medications; performs computer order entry, record keeping, and billing functions; maintains inventory levels; Will perform assigned operational duties in a scheduled area and will assist pharmacists in completing medication orders and related distribution duties in the assigned areas.

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Radiation Therapy Technologist - Per Diem - 125846

Radiation Therapy Technologists perform a wide variety of technical therapeutic procedures by the application of ionizing radiation from radioactive materials or generators to treat benign or malignant diseases of the body; and perform other related duties as assigned. Radiation Therapy Technologists typically confer with Radiation Oncologists and work closely with Dosimetrists to discuss the treatment plan and the type of simulator films that will be necessary; place reference markings on the patients' body.

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Mental Health Therapist - Psych (LCSW, LMFT) - 128003

Under general supervision of the Administrative Director, the Mental Health Therapist provides all aspects of psychosocial mental and behavioral health services for oncology patients through the continuum of care: diagnosis, living with cancer, recurrence, end-of-life, and survivorship. Employs a model of patient care that focuses on providing patients/caregivers with supportive counseling, support groups, psychosocial assessments, therapeutic interventions, education, and community resource support information. Demonstrates compassion, warmth, and understanding of the psychosocial needs of oncology patients. Participates in multi-disciplinary treatment team.

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Patient Navigation Program Supervisor - 128231

Reporting directly to the Director of Clinical Operations, Patient Access and Supportive Care, the Patient Navigation Program Supervisor is responsible for the management and supervision of patient navigation program staff in facilitating the delivery of an excellent experience for patients and caregivers obtaining oncology care. The incumbent will ensure the development and maintenance of positive program relationships with physician leaders, providers, care team members and all UC San Diego Health staff to facilitate and support patients throughout their cancer journey. The Patient Navigation Program Supervisor will oversee navigator responsibilities, evaluations, schedules, coverage, onboarding, training, recruitment and retention. The supervisor will provide oversight for patient navigators initiating contact with patients and families and establishing ongoing, proactive communication at each new phase of treatment.

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Patient Assistance Specialist - 127896

The Insurance & Patient Biller III is responsible for the full range of patient assistance and some pharmacy billing duties within the prescription billing cycle from claim generation to final pharmacy payment disposition. The Insurance & Patient Biller III will monitor, prioritize and ensure assigned work for the resolution of pharmacy claims, resolution of edits, attaching of records and all actions required to resolve open requests are being addressed in a timely manner and in accordance with current departmental standards and performance metrics. The Insurance & Patient Biller III works closely with internal customers and external business partners to take any and all assigned actions required to ensure the accurate and timely billing/resolution of claims for our patients.

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Infusion Scheduling Coordinator - La Jolla - 128502

Under the supervision of the Cancer Services Infusion Scheduling Supervisor, the Infusion Scheduler is responsible for scheduling and coordinating multiple complex Infusion Center appointments including infusion, fast track and lab visits for non-oncology and oncology patients. This position works closely with patients, providers, nursing team, and leaders to schedule accurate and safe treatments for the patient and ensure the optimal patient experience.

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Front Desk Coordinator - Moores Cancer Center - 128503

Under the supervision of the Clinical Operations Supervisor, the Front Desk Coordinator is responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of daily patient services within all clinical areas. The scope encompasses greeting patients, check-in and check-out procedures, patient registration, insurance verification, and appointment scheduling for various Cancer Services clinics including, but not limited to, the Multi-Specialty Clinic, BMT, Breast Clinic and Hillcrest Cancer Clinic.

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