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Job summary

Main area
Research
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
337-NP-5346-MA
Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Central Middlesex Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£37,152 - £43,994 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
17/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Research Nurse

Band 6

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.  

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

LNWUH is a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.  If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Research Nurse, with excellent planning and organisational skills to join the St Mark's Research Team at Central Middlesex Hospital.

The LNWH is a research active Trust. The research teams and R&D are committed to improving healthcare services by promoting and supporting a wide range of high quality research.

The role will involve setting up and coordinating clinical studies, delivering on key objectives and developing research capacity within the Research and development. You will recruit patients into studies and be responsible for all aspects or enrolment and data collection. You will work collaboratively with the clinical studies team and the wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in the management of clinical trials.

The post holder will be expected to be proactive in educating clinical staff in the specifics of running clinical trials. You should demonstrate the ability to manage own work load and to work as part of a team.

Previous experience working within a clinical research environment will be desirable. This post offers excellent opportunities in gaining managerial experience  and the opportunity to maintain your clinical skills.

The post will be based at Northwick Park Hospital/St Mark’s. The London North West London Healthcare NHS Trust comprises Northwick Park & St Mark’s Hospitals in Harrow, Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal and Ealing Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical studies. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of patients in studies and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will work collaboratively with different clinical studies team and the wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in the management of your own caseload of patients in clinical research studies.

The post holder will participate in the process of supporting the consent process, including the explanation of standard and research treatment, risks, benefits and side effects. She/he will be responsible for randomisation, completion of case report forms (CRFs) and the maintenance of accurate records according to ICH-GCP (Good Clinical Practice). The post holder will also have responsibility for the organisation of investigations, tracking follow-up of patients, entering data and making regular submissions of data to clinical trials centres and the R&D Department. The post holder will be expected to be proactive in educating clinical staff in the specifics of running clinical trials. Willingness to work flexibly is an essential aspect of this post.

Although the post holder will be based at Northwick Park Hospital they will be expected to work flexibly across the Trust.

Working for our organisation

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH) is one of the integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital services to the people of Brent, Harrow and beyond.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video we are London North West University Healthcare

LNWUH is a flexible working friendly organisation; we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.  If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please review job description for further details.

Duties will also include;

Identify patients who are suitable for entry into clinical trials  and plan the care and support of patients according to clinical trial protocols, and to monitor responses throughout the trial

Communicate with other research nurse and co-ordinators within the Trust and develop good working relations to help support them where necessary and  encourage a good working relationship with the medical doctors and nurses involved in patient care and facilitate a team approach to patient recruitment/enrolment to trials and safe practice.

Work at all times according to regulations as described in ICH, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and to the most current guidance relating to research governance and research ethics in each Trust and liaise with Clinical Trial Offices and external investigators and designated staff within supporting departments when necessary to set up and coordinate research studies.

Support the research strategy of the Trust.

Person specification

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria
  • • Registered Nurse or possession of a relevant degree
  • • Current good clinical research practice course (ICH-GCP)

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • able to demonstrate they have the ability to work in a clinical environment
  • • Experience of managing and Coordinating patient care
Desirable criteria
  • • Previous experience in working in clinical research

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to acquire in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and to communicate this to professionals and lay persons
  • able to work unsupervised as part of team
Desirable criteria
  • be flexible and adapt to the service need

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
winnie Anunda
Job title
Clinical Research Team lead
Email address
winnie.anubda@nhs.net
Telephone number
02084532349
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