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Clinical Research Chemotherapy Nurse

Location: Sarah Cannon Research Institute-Harley Street, London
Hours: 37.5 pw (Mon-Fri 9-5)
Salary: £33,000-£37,255 (Dependent on skills & experience) + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

About the Role
As Clinical Research Chemotherapy Nurse, you be working in a supportive, experienced Clinical Research Team. You will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating expert research nursing care. You will support patients who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial program. You will be responsible for ensuring that patients are cared for in a safe, caring and comfortable environment. This will include meeting their medical, physical and emotional needs by effectively communicating with the patient and their families.
The Clinical Research Chemotherapy Nurse will play a key role in ensuring that any research undertaken within the department safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in conjunction with the other members of the team.
We understand cancer care is a challenging field and our friendly team, work closely together to adopt a supportive culture.  As part of HCA Healthcare, our team are offered emotional support and career development.

 Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of expert research nursing care, providing specialist advice and support to patients attending the Drug Development Unit (DDU), actively seeking evidence-based practice which will improve the quality of care and patient experience of clinical trial patients
The safe administration of all forms of Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments (SACT). This will include interpreting bloods, assessing toxicities and administering SACT in line with Clinical Research treatment protocols.
Ensure the safe administration of trial drugs, have in-depth knowledge of the legal requirements of a clinical trial Sponsor regarding pharmacovigilance and the pharmacovigilance policy. Report any adverse events and reactions in accordance with local policy and the trial protocol
Assist in clinical trials including venepuncture and cannulation of patients and accessing central lines when necessary ensuring that they are carried out within HCA Healthcare UK policies, procedures and guidelines
Promoting and participating in evidence based care.
Responding to acutely unwell patients.
Managing patients with possible neutropenic sepsis or other oncological emergencies.
Assist and advise staff, both registered and unregistered in the delivery of care to the patient protocol.
Act as a resource and support to patients and their relatives, explaining practical aspects of the trial or study, assisting and supporting local nursing teams
Skills & Experience
NMC Registered Nurse with post qualification training
Experience of delivering SACT is essential
Experience of Clinical Trails is desirable but not essential
Chemotherapy qualification is desirable but training can be provided to the right candidate.
 The Clinical Research Chemotherapy Nurse will ideally have a proven track record of :Working with solid tumour and/or haematology teams to provide and excellent standard of care to patients.
Promoting and participating in evidence based care.
Responding to acutely unwell patients.
Managing patients with possible neutropenic sepsis or other oncological emergencies.

About The Facility
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
From complex care to straightforward procedures in both adults and children, HCA Healthcare UK provides exceptional care across our six world-class hospitals, clinics, outpatient and diagnostics centres, and NHS partnerships.
HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.
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.
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.

Clinical Research Chemotherapy Nurse


Published on 12 Jan 2021