E-Newsletter - March 2016

Alliance Oncology Nursing Committee Seeks GU Liaison

The Alliance Oncology Nursing Committee (A-ONC) is seeking a Genitourinary Liaison.
The responsibilities of the A-ONC GU Liaison include but are not limited to:

  1. Mandatory attendance at all core and main meetings. (two meetings/year) - participation in monthly A-ONC teleconferences.
  2. Review of all new protocols/forms/amendments for the GU oncology program, act as a resource for other Alliance nurses regarding protocol execution within GU related protocols (available via phone and/or e-mail).               
  3. Collaboration across committees on projects, publications, educational initiatives, research, etc.
  4. Provision of nursing perspective and expertise regarding study design and methods; as well as patient education.
  5. Serving as a Principal and/or Co-investigator on Alliance trials as appropriate.
  6. Publication/dissemination of Alliance-related research findings.
  7. Active participation at GU meetings for protocol development. Assist in the education of other nurses and CRPs and others of the multidisciplinary team.

Minimum requirements for position include:

  1. Registered nurse
  2. Employment at an Alliance institution
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the Alliance – letter of interest
  4. Minimum of one-year experience working with research protocols within the cooperative group setting
  5. Minimum of one-year clinical oncology nursing experience
  6. Main employer will allow time to fulfill position requirements as well as financial support (documented via letter or e-mail)
    1. Anticipated time commitment (two-four hours/month)
    2. Two-four days away with each Alliance meeting (two meetings/year)
  7. Prefer experience with GU oncology

Those interested in A-ONC membership should submit a CV/resume and a one-page letter of interest by May 1. Decisions regarding Alliance Oncology Nursing Committee membership will be made by May 12, 2016. Specifically, your letter should address the following points:

  1. Please provide a letter of financial support from your PI or supervisor, or indicate other sources.
  2. Your area of expertise (clinical, education, administrative, research). Please be specific. For example, if you possess clinical expertise, describe your specific disease or modality-focus (breast cancer, prevention, symptom control etc.).
  3. Explain what contributions you will make to the committee.
  4. Provide evidence that your current supervisor will support your participation (An e-mail communication from your supervisor, addressed to Lisa Kottschade, is satisfactory). 

All application materials should be sent to Lisa Kottschade APRN, CNP at Kottschade.lisa@mayo.edu no later than May 1.



For other articles in the March issue of the Alliance E-News newsletter, see below.