Clinical Research Nurse
HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016
Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the first UK trials unit outside of the NHS that has the ability to offer new anti-cancer drugs in clinical trials. As a dedicated trials unit, we are focused on fast study set-ups to offer patients’ rapid access to new investigational drug therapies.
The successful applicant will have access to all of HCA’s fantastic benefits. On top of this the successful candidate will work within an established organisation based in one of London’s most renowned medical locations and known worldwide for its outstanding service. On top of this, you will have the opportunity to truly grow and develop within this new team, ensuring it will be a fantastic move for your career.
You will provide professional practice within the field of oncology research nursing, by keeping up to date in issues related to the speciality; developing, maintaining and utilising specialist skills and knowledge including completing mandatory/annual training updates.
Be able to promote a clinical environment that ensures our patients receive the highest standards of care; an environment that is conducive to learning, supporting and participating in the supervision/teaching or more junior or new staff. In addition, they will contribute to the development of services and quality improvement initiatives within a collaborative framework to enhance patient experience.
Salary between £39,135 - £43,048 (dependent on experience) Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support
Duties & Responsibilities
- Demonstrate clinical knowledge and expertise at the level of advanced practice in oncology clinical trials management
- Act as a resource in both oncology nursing practice and clinical trials management within the DDU
- To work with the scheduling co-ordinator to ensure safe and efficient planning of patient appointments, aimed at providing patients with the highest quality of service and minimum wait times
- To supervise the safe administration of experimental therapies, and monitoring the expected and unexpected side effects of these drugs
- To closely monitor patients’ status, ensuring all relevant observations/assessments are accurately recorded and interpreted to ensure appropriate and timely corrective action is taken in accordance with HCA protocols i.e. Neutropenic sepsis, extravasation
- Ensure that all nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with HCA Healthcare policies
- Be proactive in supporting the nursing team and acting as a positive role model, always promoting best clinical and professional practice.
- Ensure that all documentation (both nursing and trial related) is completed accurately (including electronic records) and is appropriately reflected/stored in the patients file
- To maintain patient confidentiality and ensure all staff understand the relevance of this
- To act in all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the delivery of all aspects of patient care.
- To develop an awareness of budgeting; exercising care and economy in ordering and use of supplies/equipment
- Actively participate in and support the development of the clinical research facility
- Promote good working relationships and collaborative working within the DDU and across professional boundaries within the department
- Promote a good team spirit and lead by example, motivating and empowering others
- To respond to patients, relatives and carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as require
Skills & Experience
- BSc Nursing
- NMC Registration
- Post registration experience
- Relevant specialist course (or equivalent) in oncology/haematology nursing
- Recognised chemotherapy course desirable but not essential
- Clinical Trials experience desirable
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.