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PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 150921

PeaceHealth is seeking a Cancer Research Associate - Bellingham, Cancer Center (Per Diem) for a per diem, Variable shift position.


Plan, organize, complete and monitor research patient follow-up. Assist with new patient accrual, quality auditing and specimen management. Develop, maintain and monitor research patient database.


1. Retrieve, verify and report information on cancer research patients in active treatment (oral agents) and in long-term follow-up per protocol requirements.

2. Develop and maintain Access database. Load all data and develop SQL queries. Prepare and report statistical and financial data.

3. Responsible for ongoing maintenance of patient-related research expenses and research base reimbursements. Responsible for monitoring and maintenance of research-related accounts.

4. Assist physicians, nurses, pharmacists and research bases with questions related to patient study calendars, protocol requirements, dose modifications and adverse event grading and reporting.

5. Assist and verify new patient accrual, work-up and registration to include pre-study audit of eligibility check list per protocol guidelines.

6. Meet with patients to conduct completion of quality of life and other study-related symptoms logs. Collect study required biological specimens.

7. Perform other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Specialized training of 13+ months in clinical trials and/or tumor registry.


  • Minimum one year in clinical trials, tumor registry or oncology nursing (or equivalent education and/or experience).


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.


  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to review data and report appropriately.
  • Good analytical/critical thinking skills.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized.
  • Good understanding of research concepts and standards.
  • Strong extracting and reporting data from electronic medical records.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Medical terminology.


  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.             
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.        
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, WA, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center (222)
Job Category:  Professionals - Other
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $22.07, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || Professionals - Other || Per Diem/Relief || HOSPITAL ADMIN

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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