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Clinical Trial Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
What is research nursing all about?

Working autonomously, working flexibly, making a difference in the lives of cancer patients, changing the face of healthcare now and in the future.

Cancer research is happening right now. We have an amazing opportunity for a clinical trial practitioner to be a part of it, and help make a real difference to people with cancer. Come and join our dynamic research team in this supportive environment dedicated to delivering exceptional care to patients on new cancer treatments.

Main duties of the job

We are currently looking for a clinical trial practitioner (band 4/5 dependent on experience), who has an interest in clinical research, to provide support to our team of Research Nurses, and someone who is keen to broaden their knowledge of providing holistic person centred care and support to patients with cancer.

The role involves monitoring and assessing patients during and following treatment, capturing vital data to influence the success of cancer research, collecting samples, providing holistic person centred care for patient volunteers, working within a friendly, supportive and fun team.

Prior experience working within the field of Oncology/Haematology or research is not essential as full training and support will be given. The role offers exceptional development opportunities. We pride ourselves on being able to support staff with further education/courses to develop their skills and knowledge.

Closing Date and time: 26th September 2023, 11.59 PM

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work in the Oncology department, which is involved in a wide spectrum of malignant clinical research encompassing a variety of different tumour sites including breast, lung, urology and gynaecological. The team works in collaboration with the TV& SM CRN (major funders) as well as academic and commercial partners and other funding bodies and is responsible for the delivery of the late phase trials (phase 2 and 3) in the oncology portfolio.

  • Plan and coordinate your day-to-day work in collaboration with the senior research nurse
  • Manage a caseload of people who have consented to participate in certain studies
  • Undertake study procedures required and in line with the research protocol
  • Keep up to date with cannulation and phlebotomy training/certification, as well as other specific assessments (ECG, vital signs
  • Participate in registration/randomisation of patients on to study protocols, ensuring that all pre-study tests have been undertaken and results obtained
  • Delegate and refer to other research team members when risks and needs are beyond own competence and scope of practice.
  • Ensure effective communications between trial centres, sponsors, and investigator sites nationally and internationally
  • Perform manual data validation checks for inconsistencies and unclear or missing data prior to data entry and raise, track and resolve data queries.
  • Take part in reflection and appropriate learning from practice, in order to maintain and develop competence and performance
  • Provide accurate and timely information, education and support to patients (and their significant others) regarding clinical research
  • Maintain accurate documentation
  • Have an understanding of adverse event reporting and recording, and ensure that the team, Principal Investigator and Study co-ordinator are made aware of any such events
  • Act at all times in a way that maintains patients and carers dignity.
  • efer to other specialists as required in order to provide optimal patient care

  • Work according to GCP and research governance standards for all aspects of work practice.
  • Coordinate non-complex studies under the supervision and support of senior colleagues.
  • Adhere to clinical study protocols and report protocol deviations and violations to study coordinator.
  • Have an awareness of legislation and the Mental Capacity Act take informed consent as per study protocols.
  • Register/randomise patients into studies.
  • Assist in the identification of patients eligible to enter clinical studies.
  • Ensure that clinical trial records are accurately maintained.
  • Ensure that own case report forms are accurately completed, in paper and electronic format.
  • Communicate effectively with the rest of the study team and patients/carers.
  • Keep up to date with departmental, Trust, NHS, and EU developments for the management of clinical research.
  • Provide support for clinical trial colleagues in their absence.

  • Use the Trust computer systems/network and the internet.
  • Ensure that all data is handled according to the Data Protection Act and in a confidential, and where necessary anonymised, fashion.
  • Support the Research Team/Study Co-ordinator in the event of inspection from a regulatory and/or monitoring authority.
  • Attend meetings relevant to the nature of the job.
  • Input to recruitment strategies. Support and assist in the development of action plans as required.

Education and Training
  • Promote research across the network in relation to clinical trials.
  • Assist in the education and support of clinicians and service users.

Person Specification



  • First level life sciences degree/equivalent training


  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice.
  • GCP training

Special skills


  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate awareness of importance of working as part of a team
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions effectively in the patient's medical notes and communicate these effectively, escalating as required
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Good self-presentation


  • Involvement in Clinical Trials
  • Awareness of the broader issues related to healthcare
  • Able to act as a resource to junior staff
  • Experience of working in cancer care

Personal Qualities


  • Flexible working pattern
  • Positive enthusiastic characteristic

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Old Road, Headington



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