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Research Nurse

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
The Research Nurse is an autonomous specialist working within the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will take responsibility for the co-ordination and management of a clinical research portfolio comprising of in-house, national and international phase II and III clinical trials in oncology and haematology malignancies.

Responsibilities will include education of patients and colleagues, coordination of care of patients on trials, collection and preparation of biological samples, collection of trial data and monitoring of the expected and unexpected side effects of drugs and other treatment modalities. The post holder will be expected to develop specialized skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials, the therapies and the relevant disease sites. The post holder will be expected to have sufficient skills to enable patients to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as the patient's advocate.

The post is clinically based to support research in all oncology and haematological malignancies, and post holders will be expected to provide cross cover for members of the team.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities will include education of patients and colleagues, coordination of care of patients on trials, collection and preparation of biological samples, collection of trial data and monitoring of the expected and unexpected side effects of drugs and other treatment modalities. The post holder will be expected to develop specialized skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials, the therapies and the relevant disease sites. The post holder will be expected to have sufficient skills to enable patients to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as the patient's advocate.

The post is clinically based to support research in all oncology and haematological malignancies, and post holders will be expected to provide cross cover for members of the team.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

At UCLH, we have a real One Team ethos, and our values safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC First level registration or equivalent relevant degree
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Up to date GCP Training For Clinical Trial Practitioner applicants


Desirable

  • Post registration oncology qualification or equivalent relevant qualification
  • For Clinical Trial Practitioner applicants: Registration on the Academy for Healthcare Science Clinical Research Practitioner Accredited Register
  • Competence in research orientated PC software (Access/Excel)
  • Up to date GCP Training For Research Nurse applicants


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of working clinically in cancer
  • Experience of working with oncology/haematology patients
  • Clinical trials experience For Clinical Trial Practitioner applicants
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner


Desirable

  • Clinical trials experience For Research Nurse applicants
  • Experience of phlebotomy and cannulation


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Demonstrates ability to work under own initiative and prioritise
  • Demonstrates ability to take charge and delegate duties
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality
  • Proven knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literacy


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

UCLH

235 Euston Road

London

NW1 2BU

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309-UCLH-4220

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