Clinical Research Nurse
Company name: HCA Healthcare UK
Job Title: Clinical Research Nurse
Salary: £35 - 41k depending upon experience
Closing date: 30/12/19
About the Facility
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.
As Clinical Research Nurse you will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate expert research nursing care and provide support to patients attending the HCA facility who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial program. The Research 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.
You will facilitate and aid in the recruitment of patients to ensure high quality early phase clinical studies and trials. This will require the nurse to work flexibly across the disciplines to ensure the successful working of the clinical research facility. They will also act as a patient advocate providing support and assistance as required and assist in the co-ordination and management of a portfolio of translational clinical research.
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
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate 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
Responsible for the co-ordination of on trial care, and follow up of patients within study requirements. The role will involve working closely with multidisciplinary clinical teams
Assist in clinical trials including venepuncture and cannulation of patients when necessary ensuring that they are carried out within HCA Healthcare UK policies, procedures and guidelines
Assist and advise staff, both registered and unregistered in the delivery of care to the patient
Evaluate patient eligibility for clinical trials/studies entry, co-ordinating pre-study tests, obtaining results and arranging appropriate appointments according to the research 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
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
Skills and Experience
Post registration experience in research and oncology trials
Relevant specialist course (or equivalent) in oncology/haematology nursing
Recognised chemotherapy course is preferred
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.