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Research Nurse/AHP- Neurosurgery

Employer
North Bristol NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Join Our Thriving Research Team Today!

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated nurse/AHP? We invite you to become a valuable member of our research team at Southmead Hospital. We provide comprehensive training andrecognisetransferable skills to gauge your suitability for the position.

The post holder will primarily be working on Neurosurgical research studies but will be expected to assist with the whole Neuroscience portfolio as required.

Your qualities:
  • Registered nurse/AHP with current professional registration
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organised, self-motivated and adaptable
  • Recent post-registration experience in Neurosciences/neurosurgery desirable but not a necessity
  • A flexible approach to team-working
  • Research experience preferred but not a necessity

We understand that many applicants may have little or no experience of Research Nursing.

Please feel free to contact me, I am happy to meet and talk through the role and what to expect day to day and to answer any questions you may have about applying.

Getting in contact is strongly encouraged.

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description for the full details.
  • Assess trial protocols and advise on safety, regulatory and logistical issues in the running of the trial
  • With the PI actively assess the feasibility of studies to be undertaken
  • Performs all visits, observations, and interventions with the participants in accordance with the procedures and schedule of the study protocol.
  • Maintain Investigator Site File(s) and complete Case Report File / eCRF with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ensure appropriate trial information and data is contained in patient's hospital notes.
  • Communicates to the senior research nurse / research nurse team / R& D / NIHR Clinical Research Network lead regarding research subjects, trial progress, workload issues and personal development.
  • Ensure all data clarification issues are resolved quickly
  • May be expected to supervise junior members of the team, under overall supervision and guidance of senior research staff.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, database programs, and patient administration systems.
  • Regularly uses software to develop documents or reports, including spreadsheets for external agencies where manipulation of the formulae is required (e.g. electronic data capture).


About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. Our vision is to improve peoples' health and care through the development and delivery of world-class research.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatoryorganisationand are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

The post holder will be employed by the Research & Development Department of North Bristol Trust. Research and Development have been awarded Silver accreditation with Investors in People which underlines our commitment to support and lead our staff to be the best they can be.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities of the role

Clinical Trial Set-Up
  • Assess trial protocols and advise on safety, regulatory and logistical issues in the running of the trial
  • With the PI actively assess the feasibility of studies to be undertaken
  • Organise trial feasibility meetings
  • Facilitate Site Specific Assessment procedures
  • Work with the R& I team in contract negotiations
  • Undertake costing of projects to support contract negotiations / grants etc
  • Work with the R& I team to ensure all projects have been given full NBT and Research Ethics Committee (REC) approval prior to commencement
  • Liaise with NIHR Clinical Research Network personnel in the trial set-up
  • Project manage trial set up with colleagues around the trust

Clinical trial running
  • Support local Principal Investigators in meeting their responsibilities outlined in the Research Governance Framework, Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations
  • Maintain Investigator Site File(s) and complete Case Report File / eCRF with a high degree of accuracy
  • Support PIs to ensure all Adverse Events are reported in line with the NBT Adverse Events Reporting policy
  • Where appropriate, liaise with the NIHR Clinical Research Network in identifying any blockages that come about during the running of the trial
  • Support the PI in ensuring all reporting to regulatory bodies and Research Networks (if applicable) is done in a timely manner
  • Support the study team to ensure that all equipment used in the trial is appropriately calibrated and ensure retention of supporting documentation.
  • Performs all visits, observations, and interventions with the participants in accordance with the procedures and schedule of the study protocol.
  • Ensure appropriate trial information and data is contained in patients hospital notes.
  • Submit monthly recruitment / accrual figures to the appointed person at NBT / NIHR Clinical Research Network
  • Ensure Protocol amendments are incorporated into research practice
  • Provides and receives complex information in the process of explaining study involvement and obtaining informed consent. Discussion of alternative treatment, benefit and harm
  • With the support of appropriate staff undertakes the management of the research related aspects of care of a group of study participants over the period of the study, which includes:o The assessment of patients/volunteers for eligibility for research and monitoring their condition throughout their participation.o Assist in recruitment, follow up and data entry during the period of the trial.o Acts in the best interests of the research subjects to ensure their rights are upheld.
  • Works within the range of research guidelines, ethical principles and protocols, whilst adhering to organisational policies and procedures
  • Contribute to Clinical Governance at a level appropriate to the post holders knowledge and experience.
  • Observes the confidentiality of patient information at all times, in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Caldicott regulations.
  • Develops specialist in depth research related knowledge in relation to research governance, International Conference of Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice and the EU clinical trials directive
  • Communicates within the project management team and other multidisciplinary staff involved in the project within the hospital, other hospitals, the university, sponsors, NIHR Clinical Research Network and funders.
  • Communicates to the senior research nurse / research nurse team / R& I / NIHR Clinical Research Network lead regarding research subjects, trial progress, workload issues and personal development.
  • Manage the research related aspects of care for participants of multiple research studies.
  • Contributes to the development of research proposals and protocols.
  • Will develop research knowledge and advanced clinical skills including assessment techniques as required to meet the needs of the team.
  • Contribute to the writing of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Enable a smooth transition from the research pathway back to the conventional treatment pathway by ensuring patients are referred to specialist services and / or outpatient clinics.
  • Ensure all data clarification issues are resolved quickly
  • Manage the archiving of study related documentation in line with the Trial Agreement and ICH-GCP

Staff Management
  • Will be expected to supervise junior members of the team, under overall supervision and guidance of senior research staff, to include:o Appraisalso Leaveo Competence issues
  • Will be expected to facilitate the development of other staff.
  • Supports the educational development of research nurses / staff throughout the Trust through attendance at the NBT Research Nurse / AHP Network meetings

Resource Management
  • Be responsible for the handling of patient valuables and the reimbursement of patient expenses incurred as a result of study participation.
  • Shared responsibility for the safe use, maintenance and storage of computers, photocopiers and other office equipment.
  • Contribute to effective stock control/maintenance.
  • Contributes to selection and purchase of study specific equipment and clinical supplies


Person Specification

Education/Training/Qualifications

Essential

  • RN or AHP with current live registration
  • Significant post registration experience


Desirable

  • Current Good Clinical Practice Certification
  • Degree Level education in nursing or health related subject


Work Experience

Essential

  • Experience of extended roles e.g. venepuncture, ECG's, link-roles (this list is not exhaustive)
  • Ability to manage the logistics to support workload
  • Able to work independently and manage day to day work activities
  • Effective personal time and case load management


Desirable

  • Experience in relevant clinical area
  • Recent Clinical Research Experience


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team
  • Facilitation of development of other staff
  • Able to lead projects and work with the wider MDT and external sponsors to coordinate the delivery of this
  • Proficient in the use IT systems with previous experience of using databases and have meticulous data entry skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Understanding of the application of research within the clinical environment


Desirable

  • Awareness of the Trust's Organisational Objectives


Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances

Essential

  • Flexibility of working days and times (with prior knowledge) to fit service needs punctuality
  • Excellent attention to detail


Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust

Address

Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Road

Bristol

BS10 5NB

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