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Clinical Research Nurse- Chemotherapy

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Pa Inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024
The post holder is a recognised expert in haemato-oncology treatments with an understanding of the research environment. He/she will take responsibility for the delivery of clinical research treatments, collaborating with key personnel throughout the trust and network to ensure continued care and support for patients involved in clinical trials. These trials may be related to anti-cancer including Peripheral stem cell transplant treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, gene therapy, and GVHD studies), symptom management or some other aspect of cancer care, such as screening.

The main focus of the role will be in supporting the delivery of the research portfolio through identification of suitable participants, patient recruitment, education and monitoring of patients within clinical trials. The post holder will be responsible for the safe administration of investigational medicinal products and will work closely with other members of the research teams to ensure studies are conducted according to ICH GCP guidelines. The post holder will be supported to develop their clinical research skills thorough education and training and will be expected to provide cross cover for other research nurses as appropriate. The post holder will be expected to have knowledge of Haematological cancer care and will be expected to develop skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials in this area.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical & Research
    • To facilitate efficient, safe and participant focused research
    • To contribute to the management of the local portfolio of clinical research studies
    • To demonstrate sound knowledge of the life cycle of a research project from inception to study close out and performing all clinical protocol related tasks independently to include

    -accurate data capture in nursing and medical notes

    -accurate transfer of source data to case report form

    -monitoring of toxicity

    -recording and reporting of adverse events

    -accurate procedure for blood collecting for pharmaceutics studies
  • Administration
    • To be a key player in the feasibility process of new studies in your clinical are
    • At all times to work with a high attention to detail and ensure study data is recorded clearly and accurately on paper and electronic data capture systems
    • To be a key resource in developing and updating Standard Operating Procedures within your department
    • To ensure study records and trial files are maintained and kept up-to-date

    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 encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

    Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

    As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

    We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

    Job description

    Job 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 Specification



    • Registered Nurse
    • Accredited chemotherapy administration certificate/Course
    • Mentorship course/ Teaching qualification or equivalent experience


    • Recognised specialty related course
    • Qualifications in Cancer / Haematology Nursing



    • Competency in medication administration including IV medications and chemotherapy
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly
    • Competency in phlebotomy and cannulation
    • Ability to apply current research to practice
    • Confident and articulate
    • Proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
    • Advanced computer skills, including all MS applications, the internet, and online databases


    • Knowledge of clinical research methodology and trial protocols



    • Relevant clinical experience within Haematology/oncology
    • Experience of working within NHS environment and with service users
    • Experience in the administration of SACT and research treatments
    • Competent in storing and retrieving electronic data


    • Experience of working with clinical trial patients
    • Experience of supervision of junior staff
    • Knowledge of informed consent process in clinical trials
    • Good understanding of clinical trial regulations (e.g. ICH GCP)



    • Demonstrable ability to communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences and through a variety if mediums with confidence, empathy and enthusiasm
    • Excellent cross disciplinary communication skills to facilitate collaborative working relationships. and interpersonal skills


    • Proven ability to educate and support clinical staff in clinical trial methodology



    • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values.
    • Always puts patient first
    • Supports learning and development of self and others

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


    Hammersmith Hospital

    Du Cane Road


    W2 1NY

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