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Clinical Research Educator - Haemato-Oncology

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Are you a dynamic, innovative nurse?

Do you have a passion for education and have demonstrable experience in delivering education to staff?

Then a role in Clinical Research Education might be for you.Working with the established Clinical Education Team, the post holder will be a visible role model sharing demonstrable skills, providing 'hands on' clinical support to staff to achieve the necessary skills and competence to undertake their roles within research. The post holder will be working in collaboration with fellow educators to deliver a consistent and dynamic learning environment for our registered and non-registered clinical colleagues. You will work clinically alongside staff at all levels to facilitate and support the achievement of competencies relevant to their role. This will ensure that the education and development needs of the research workforce are identified and addressed using approved, proven and reliable methods.

The Haemato-Oncology research team is dedicated to deliver complex Haemato-Oncology trials, based mainly at the Sutton site of RM. We have a track-record of delivering trials from First-in-Human, Phase I through to Phase II, and onwards to Phase III. Delivery is facilitated through scheduled care, standardised documentation for data capture and sample processing.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Research Educator, you will
  • Support the research related training needs of the nursing staff within the relevant research departments, including both inpatient and outpatient areas.
  • To provide education and assessment in venepuncture, cannulation and accessing central venous access devices.
  • To provide education and assessment of SACT. To be knowledgeable of any treatment/drug regimens in progress providing problem solving skills to members of the team.
  • To advise on feasibility questions, trial set up, and infusion guides for inpatient and outpatient care settings.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification:
  • Provide education and training for nurses and HCSWs, both existing and new to Haemato-Oncology Research.
  • Regularly assess and review progress towards competence and give feedback to both the lead nurses, and haematology practice educator.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records on staff training and support required.
  • To ensure that nurses and HCSW are aware of the location of both online and ward-based learning resources and know how to access evidence to inform their practice and knowledge around clinical trials.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Sufficient post registration nursing experience in Haemato-Oncology nursing

Experience/Skills Abilities/ Knowledge


  • Competent in Intravenous Drug Administration and experience of being an assessor
  • Competent in Chemotherapy Administration and experience of being an assessor.
  • Competent in Venepuncture/ Cannulation and experience of being an assessor.
  • Experience of handling and administering cryopreserved products
  • Experience in administering different treatment modalities including clinical trials.
  • Evidence of assessing and supporting learners in practice
  • Evidence of working cooperatively in a team
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation (working with minimal supervision)
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise.
  • Experience in being a Practice Assessor for Student nurses


  • Good Clinical Practice training

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton



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