Research Nurse

Lakeside Healthcare Group

The closing date is 26 June 2022

Job summary

Be a part of a team of Research Physicians, Research Nurses, a Research Coordinator and Research Administrators. Here at Clinical Trials Research Unit based at our Corby Site Headquarters. To deliver safe, high quality research nursing services within the Primary Care setting. Working within the NMC Code of Conduct and professional boundaries, the post holder will deliver health care interventions and care as defined by the parameters of the research studies and as directed by the Director of Research.

What we offer you (Benefits)

  • Generous holidays (additional long service entitlements)
  • NHS pension and long service recognition
  • NHS Discounts (Blue Light Card)
  • Career opportunities
  • Role specific training and ongoing development
  • Great team environment

Lakeside Healthcare is proud to be a Living Wage employer

Main duties of the job

  • Liaise with the Principal Investigators (Pls) regarding allocated research projects, using professional judgement to assess workload and capacity
  • In collaboration with colleagues, develop and implement study plans for studies
  • Manage, coordinate, implement and undertake delegated research studies, including managing all timelines such as first patient into study and time to target recruitment
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of delegated research studies, including problem solving, site file and document management, appropriate medical and research staff cover and skill mix for smooth running of the projects
  • Arranging clinic appointments and coordinating investigations and procedures necessary for complex research

Essential Criteria

  • Registered Nurse. NMC1st level Registration.
  • Recent experience as Registered Nurse in a Primary Care, Community or Acute setting
  • Accredited Diploma Level training.
  • Experience of using clinical systems & Microsoft Office software.
  • Competent in a diverse range of clinical skills as detailed in the Job Description.

About us

LAKESIDE HEALTHCARE is changing the face of primary care provision in England. We are bold, adventurous and ambitious and determined to thrive in uncertain times. We are the largest ‘true’ partnership in the NHS and operate from various sites across the East Midlands. We serve the healthcare needs of over 170,000 patients across Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire. 

Living and breathing our values at Lakeside Healthcare

Caring & Respect: Simply put we genuinely care about people: working together for our patients and our teams, our patients come first in everything we do. We strive to ensure we connect and respond to all needs with compassion, care and respect to improve the lives and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

Teamwork & Quality: In all areas of our business we network, collaborate and learn from our Patients, Stakeholders and each another to ensure we are always striving to improve, making the right and best decisions to provide the best service.

The Department

We are at the forefront of Primary Care based Clinical Research Trials. We are a National leader in the delivery of cutting edge Research Trials such as two Covid-19 Vaccination Trials where we were in the top 5 for recruitment for both studies. We are a large multi-site General Practice Organisation and strive to provide the opportunity for all of our patients to have access to Innovative Clinical Research Trials.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary

The purpose of this role is to deliver safe, high quality research nursing services within the Primary Care setting. Working within the NMC Code of Conduct and professional boundaries, the post holder will deliver health care interventions and care as defined by the parameters of the research studies and as directed by the Director of Research. The post holder will work to support relevant service development, the safe delivery and implementation of policy and procedures, and demonstrate effective professional nurse standards, advocacy and performance.

The role involves using an in depth knowledge of research protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations. The Research Nurse is an independent practitioner who is supported by other clinical experts, relevant to specific research studies, and who reports and is responsible to the Director of Research and Chief Nursing Officer respectively.

The post holder will be responsible for the management, co-ordination and facilitation for a defined group of concurrent research studies, from set up to archiving, ensuring that agreed patient recruitment targets are safely achieved. This will involve direct patient contact in the recruitment, education and monitoring of patients taking part in research studies and the collection and documentation of accurate data, and will include clinical procedures.

Staff will be expected to continue to develop specialised skills and knowledge relating to the portfolio of research under their management. The post – holder will be expected to work flexibly in response to a continually changing portfolio of studies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Principal Investigators (Pls) regarding allocated research projects, using professional judgement to assess workload and capacity.
  • Manage, coordinate, implement and undertake delegated research studies, including managing all time lines such as first patient into study and time to target recruitment.
  • In collaboration with colleagues, develop and implement study plans for studies.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of delegated research studies, including problem solving, site file and document management, appropriate medical and research staff cover and skill mix for smooth running of the projects.
  • Actively participate in recruiting patients for research studies, liaising with other health care professional, attend clinical meetings to achieve this.
  • As part of the Research Team recruit patients eligible for research projects; providing information and support to patients involved in research projects.
  • To provide expert care to patients and healthy volunteers participating in research.
  • Act as a role model and clinical expert in research within LHG and its services to ensuring high standards of care and safety for research participants.
  • To provide highly specialised research advice to healthcare staff concerning the research process and studies.
  • Act as an ambassador for research, actively promote the value of research to clinicians, patient, service user and the wider NHS

Study Management

  • Manage, coordinate, organise and implement own caseload of research studies, working with Pls to ensure adherence to study protocol.
  • Develop effective working partnership with CRN, Pls and other research staff, ensuring the flow of all necessary documentation and information.
  • Arranging clinic appointments, and coordinating investigations and procedures necessary for complex research.
  • Using appropriate manual and computerised systems, ensure accurate collection and maintenance of all study records. This will include the data entry of study participants onto a research study portfolio management information system.
  • Ensure safe use of all equipment, some of which is expensive / complex.
  • Report adverse events to senior nursing ensuring completion of appropriate documentation.
  • Inform the research team of any untoward incidents or problem areas affecting participants or staff.
  • When appropriate, assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Compile information for and accurately complete study reports for delegated studies.

Professional Practice

  • Provide a high standard of nursing care within a multi – professional research team.
  • Work with in Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Ensure participant treatment is in accordance with clinical research protocol.
  • Act as patient advocate ensuring their rights are protected at all times.
  • Continually evaluate the quality of care given, regularly assessing the needs of the participant and effect change required to ensure their safety.
  • Liaise where necessary with Study Monitors to assist with internal and external Quality Assurance and Audit.
  • Participate in internal and external working groups to develop and share evidence based / best practice, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Undertake flexible working – eg Outreach research studies, working independently in other clinical areas, or for home visit.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse.
  • NMC 1st level Registration.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Accredited Diploma Level training.

Desirable

  • Primary Care Nursing qualification and/or experience.
  • Degree in Healthcare/Nursing.
  • Evidence of experimental learning in Research & Development
  • Healthcare/Nursing.
  • Clinical Supervision Training & experience.
  • Mentorship course or equivalent.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lakeside Healthcare Group

Address

Cottingham Road

Corby

Northamptonshire

NN17 2UR


Employer's website

https://www.lakesidehealthcaregroup.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)


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Date posted

16 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£35,196.52 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A3007-22-9663

Job locations

Cottingham Road

Corby

Northamptonshire

NN17 2UR


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