An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced Research Nurses with background in respiratory medicine and/or research to join our friendly and supportive team. We are a well-established team running many research projects involving all aspects of respiratory care. This new post will be responsible for supporting delivery and maintenance of the BIOAGE (BGE-105-003) study initially and later, any ongoing work to fulfill the respiratory portfolio. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, patient support and carrying out all study related procedures during participant visit.
We are looking to appoint confident, highly organized and self-motivated Research Nurses. You will need to have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skillsMain duties of the job
The appointees will work alongside the clinical team and main responsibilities will include providing senior skilled nursing care to ensure the safe and efficient running of research studies within the designated facility.This includes ensuring the research has full approval to proceed screening and recruiting participants, collecting data and data entry. Theappointee will also identify barriers to recruitment and assist in finding solutions to overcome these.
The role requires the development and maintenance of clinical practice skills and competencies including venepuncture, cannulation, IV and oraldrug administration, vital signs measurements. Opportunity and teaching will be provided in relation to specialist respiratory competenciesAbout us
We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.
Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.
Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
- We focus on what matters most
- We treat others how we would like to be treated
- We are passionate and creative in our work
- We do what we say we are going to do
- We are one team and we are best when we work together
Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.
About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (leicestershospitals.nhs.uk)Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The appointees main responsibilities will include providing senior skilled nursing care to ensure the safe and efficient running of research studieswithin the designated facility. This includes ensuring the research has full approval to proceed screening and recruiting participants, collectingdata and data entry. The appointee will also identify barriers to recruitment and assist in finding solutions to overcome these.The role requires the development and maintenance of clinical practice skills and competencies including venepuncture, cannulation, IV and oraldrug administration, analysis of blood samples, vital signs measurements, Basic Life Support and other advanced skills as required for specificstudies. Opportunity and teaching will be provided in relation to specialist Respiratory competencies.The post holder will provide the highest standards of patient care in line with research protocols and will ensure that such research safeguards thewell-being of the patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines for research.To work alongside Principle Investigators and the research team to assist in the delivery of a high quality research service of clinical expertise,professional advice, support, guidance and education to the multi-professional team, patients and carers within the research service.The post-holder will be based at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, atGlenfield Hospital, and may be will be required work across our other 2 sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital)Opportunities to develop expertise in other research specialties will be available. The post-holder may be required to work in other research areasacross UHL if service needs arise.This post does not require shift patterns, but some weekend work will be required, including bank holidays.Person SpecificationTraining & QualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse on appropriate part of the register with current NMC Registration
- Evidence of on-going professional development
- Evidence of specialist training or willingness to undertake additional specialist/academic training
- 2 years Post registration experience, which must be in respiratory care and/or Research setting
- Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Communication and relationship skillsEssential
- Knowledge of the clinical trial lifecycle, including experience of the set up and performance management of clinical research studies
- Understanding of research design and methodology
Desirable Analytical and Judgement skillsEssential
- Proven verbal communication skills with different staff groups.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- IT/database skills
- Ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient care
- Knowledge of databases- Rave, Redcap etc.
- Ability to evaluate patient eligibility for entry into clinical trials against defined protocols
- Competent to perform Venepuncture and Cannulation
- Knowledge of professional codes of conduct, protocols and standards
- Ability to manage time effectively, Prioritise own workload and to deliver results consistently to deadlines
Planning and organisation skillsEssential
- Trained in administration of intravenous therapies
- Ability to educate and support colleagues, patients and carers
- Demonstrates enthusiasm
- Able to use initiative
Equality, Diversity and InclusionEssential
- Flexible approach to working, including ability to work weekends or evenings where appropriate
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustAddress
Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre, Glenfield Hospital, UHL, NHS
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