Clinical Operations Manager (Research Development)

London, GB-LND
Competitive Salary
25 Oct 2018
22 Nov 2018
Nursing Field
Job Type

Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare global cancer institute one of the world’s leading clinical research organisations conducting clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom.

The organisation has led more than 220 first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in more than two-thirds of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years.

Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK is a unique trial facility that collaborates and works closely with leading clinical investigators to develop new and innovative cancer therapies for patients. It is supported by a network of six hospitals and an outpatient unit supported by 70 oncologists.

The clinical trials are open to both independent sector and NHS patients, focused on fast study set-ups to offer rapid access to new investigational drug therapies.

Sarah Cannon has been involved in global clinical trials of new drugs and innovative trial designs and published articles in numerous high ranking peer review journals, and had abstracts accepted at National/International scientific meetings, including oral presentations at ASCO and ESMO. Our state of the art facilities cover 13,000 square feet and provide a premier patient experience

Job Description

We have an excellent new opportunity for a driven and experienced Clinical Operations Manager to join our team at Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK (SCRI UK) on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Head of Clinical Operations, this role will be responsible for operational management of clinical services at SCRI UK, providing day to day clinical leadership, management and operational direction in order to provide a seamless service to the clinical departments, clinicians and patients.   

This is Full Time Post, 37.5 Hours a week Mon – Fri

Salary package is attractive and very competitive

To arrange an informal discussion or request a detailed job description, please email

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understand and support of, as well as a commitment to, the Sarah Cannon and HCA mission, Vision and Values.
  • Supporting the Head of Clinical Operations in the provision of day to day clinical leadership, management and operational direction in order to provide a seamless service to the clinical departments, clinicians and associated personnel.
  • Operational management of clinical services at SCRI UK
  • The provision of expert nursing care and support to patients attending the Drug Development Unit
  • Playing a key role in ensuring that any research undertaken safeguards the well-being of the patients
  • Ensuring all research is conducted according to HCA’s research governance arrangements and Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials Regulations) Incorporating International Conference on Harmonisation of Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) in conjunction with the other members of the team.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the consistent delivery of high quality, safe, effective, responsive and caring services to the patients participating in clinical trials at SCRI UK.
  • To facilitate and support the development and implementation of a robust governance and risk strategy; implement learning from incidents and complaints.
  • Actively participate in monitoring and analysing quality measures for nursing and clinical departments; ensure that all departments clinical and non-clinical standards are set, monitored and evaluated
  • To contribute to the management of the departments efficiency , monitoring staffing levels, skill mix and workload
  • Assumes accountability, and responsibility for the formal and informal direction of others. Serves as a leader and role model in setting exemplary work standards.

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to masters or BSC degree level in related subject
  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Oncology experience is essential
  • Clinical research and trials experience, including early phase trials
  • Nursing Management experience
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Ability to foster a successful team working environment, whilst also helping to motivate individuals
  • Root Cause Analysis training or experience of involvement in carrying out investigations

About The Individual

The successful candidate will have use appropriate skills and remain calm in dealing with stressful/ conflict situations and be proactive in solving problems and patient complaints. They will be a team player who will be actively involved, ready to roll their sleeves up and work collaboratively to provide clinical leadership, guidance and training.