CRF Unit Manager/Senior Research Nurse
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, dynamic and clinically experienced children's nurse to join the Evelina London research team. This pivotal post will be part of the senior management team, acting as a key leader to a team of research professionals within the Paediatric Clinical Research Facilities and will contribute to the achievement of the wider clinical and research related strategic objectives outlined by the Trust and Evelina London.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Band 6 or an established Band 7 as Clinical Research Facility Manager /Senior Paediatric Research Nurse to lead, along with the Research Matron, a team with an extensive portfolio of NIHR non-commercial and commercial studies across a wide range of specialties.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will possess an excellent range of clinical skills, experience working with children, young people and families and be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of clinical and research governance and experience of supporting clinical research, including the coordination of complex clinical trials, in the NHS setting. You will be responsible for management and leadership of the clinical research facility whilst acting as a knowledgeable resource for the wider research team.
The post holder will support the development and implementation of strategies to increase clinical trial activity across the neonatal and paediatric research portfolio as well as develop extensive project management skills, working alongside the Research Matron, as the Evelina London moves to expand capacity within our purpose built Clinical Research Facility. As a skilled communicator, the successful candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, acting as an ambassador for promoting evidence based practice and research utilisation.
This post has been created as a consequence of sustained activity in paediatric research. The Trust is one of London's largest recruiting paediatric sites contributing to NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR-CRN) supported studies. Currently, all major paediatric subspecialties, with the exception of hepatology and neurosurgery, are located in GSTFT and all areas are engaging in NIHR-CRN supported studies.
The paediatric clinical research team in which this post sits will (a) contribute to the ongoing expansion of research activity and capabilities within Evelina London Children's Hospital. facility (b) facilitate greater paediatric access to the newly built Wolf and Seal Clinical Research Facilities within ELCH, (c) support neonatal research occurring within the Centre for the Developing Brain and d) through working with the existing research nurse pool, promote research activity elsewhere within ELCH and within our partner organisations in Kings Healthcare Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Duties and Responsibilities
a) To work autonomously to manage and co-ordinate the care of your owncase loads of clinical study participants.b) To attend multi-disciplinary meetings, and appropriate clinics, to screenand recruit new participants, and to act as a resource to the members ofthe MDT.c) To ensure the safe administration of treatments and drugs that are givenwithin the context of a clinical study.d) To ensure that study specific investigations are undertaken as required by the study protocol, in order to establish eligibility and safety to enter andcontinue through the study.e) To communicate effectively with children, parents/carers and familiesregarding clinical studies, including the provision of ongoing information,education and support.f) To ensure blood and other samples are collected as required by the trialprotocol.g) To maintain accurate and contemporaneous documentation of clinicalevents.h) To accurately document data collected into the case report forms.i) To monitor side effects and escalate to Principal Investigator (PI) forclinical review.j) To report and record adverse events and serious adverse events thatoccur whilst the child is in the clinical trial to the (PI), sponsorsrepresentative and regulatory authorities as per regulatory requirement.k) To work in collaboration with the Paediatric Matron for Research todevelop, support and coordinate all aspects of patient safety, risk andsharing of lessons for the department.l) To provide ongoing follow up care whilst child is in the clinical study.To refer to other specialists as required in order to provide optimal care forthe child.m) To act as a primary contact point (for study issues) for children,parents/carers and families involved in a clinical studies.n) To coordinate study visits and the research care of children on studies.
Please refer to the job description and person specification attached for an extensive review of job requirements.
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.
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