An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 clinical research nurse to join our multidisciplinary team within the NIHR Imperial Clinical Research Facility.The unit is a NHS research facility at Hammersmith Hospital in west London. It is located at the heart of one of the UK's most research-intensive universities, Imperial College. It provides a dedicated, well-equipped and professional environment that enables medical staff and scientists to work together to investigate disease and trial the latest scientific ideas for improving diagnosis and treatment. The CRF provides comfortable clinical accommodation for healthy volunteers and patients participating in studies requiring long-term 24h in-house monitoring as well as facilities for day case visits. It is equipped to cater for complex studies from across the range of medical disciplines and provides close proximity space for clinical research fellows, nurses and allied healthcare professionals.
We are looking for a motivated,skilful and knowledgeable nurse who works well as part of a team.Knowledge of clinical research is necessary. Strong background of clinical skills (administration of intravenous drugs, phlebotomy and cannulation) is essential.
The unit specialises in commercial and academic early phase clinical studies in various disease areas including haematology,renal, neurology, oncology and metabolic medicine as well as healthy volunteers' trials.Currently we are also involved in several covid-19 vaccine trials.Main duties of the job
The aim of this job is to provide best care to volunteers and patients participating in clinical research studies in the Imperial Clinical Research Facility (ICRF). You are expected to carry out procedures and investigations on research participants (healthy volunteers or patients) according to study protocol, Trust and local policies. Procedures include administration of Trial drugs, monitoring participants' progress, continuous assessment of participants' health, and collecting and processing blood and other biological samples.
You will also be expected to lead on some studies. This may involve setting up studies with the required documents and approvals, monitor and support recruitment, organise participants' visits and schedules, and record, report and follow up progress and plans. You are expected to supervise nursing staff and allied healthcare professionals assigned to and working on studies you lead on.About us
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.Person SpecificationEducation/ qualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse
- Good Clinical Practice
- Relevant specialist course or equivalent experience
- BSc or working towards a BSc in nursing
- Research qualification
- Management qualification
- Experience of working within a ward environment as a qualified nurse.
- Research experience
- Experience with chemotherapy/cancer care
- Experience with cardiology
- Cannulation and phlebotomy
- Organisation and management skills
- Ability to lead a team/ project
- Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Willing to work with studies that has minimum exposure to ionising radiation (training to be provided)
Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustAddress
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