Senior Clinical Research Nurse - CRF

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The Clinical Research Facility at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recently been awarded NIHR CRF Status commencing in September 2022 and we are looking for a Senior Clinical Research Nurse to join our diverse and enthusiastic team.

This band 7 post represents an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Nurse. Key responsibilities of the post include the co-ordination and management of the CRF core team and an agreed early and late phase clinical research portfolio. Central to this role is responsibility for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients participating in clinical trials. You will be involved in a range of research activities, including co-ordinating study set-up and procedures and collecting data. You will need to have solid experience with research governance and have proven experience in setting up early and late phase IMP studies.You will have excellent staff management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, possess strong motivation and have the ability to work autonomously whilst integrating with the multidisciplinary team. You will be located in an internationally recognised busy teaching hospital investigating world leading clinical treatments and have the opportunity to develop professionally by gaining experience in delivering high quality research projects in this growing sector.

Informal visits strongly encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of a Research team at St Georges Hospital. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Clinical Research Matron and wider multidisciplinary team in the management of a portfolio of early and late phase clinical trials and be accountable for the achievement of local and national targets in relation to the service.

The post holder will be involved in ensuring that any research undertaken safeguards the well-being of the patient and is conducted within Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for research. The post holder will have the skills to lead by example as an expert practitioner providing organisation and leadership to the multi-professional team and supporting the patient throughout a clinical trial. The post holder will also be expected to have sufficient skills to enable patients to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as the patients advocate. The post holder must also be willing to move to different clinical specialties within the remit of their qualifications and where the need to do so is identified.

About us

We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take

Date posted

02 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£47,154 to £52,936 a year pa inc HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

200-4437442-MA-MK-Z

Job locations

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

London

SW17 0QT


Job description

Job responsibilities

Candidates are strongly advised to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for this post to to review the details and main responsibilities for this role before application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Candidates are strongly advised to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for this post to to review the details and main responsibilities for this role before application.

Person Specification

Education & Quals

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Completed post graduate qualification in speciality or clinical research related field
  • Teaching & assessing qualification or equivalent relevant experience

Desirable

  • Completed Master's degree in the speciality or related field or willing to work towards

Previous experience/ knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of managing a complex clinical research workload at Band 6 or above
  • Knowledge and experience of handling complex relationships
  • Experience of collaborating with other agencies
  • Evidence of successfully working with and contributing to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of developing others through CPD / PDR / clinical supervision
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience and evidence of using highly developed motivational and negotiation skills to affect change.
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Working knowledge of legislation & guidelines relevant to clinical research
  • Experience of working as a patients advocate

Desirable

  • Experience of radiation protection procedures
  • Experience of phlebotomy

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage own & other's time, workload and caseload effectively
  • Computer literacy including e-mails, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & databases utilised in clinical research
  • Ability to use effective written & verbal skills to overcome barriers to communication.
  • Ability to take initiative, and work autonomously
  • Committed to personal development
  • Highly motivated & able to motivate others
  • Able to communicate complex information effectively across disciplines and agencies

Other qualities

Essential

  • Flexible attitude to ways and hours of working
Person Specification

Education & Quals

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Completed post graduate qualification in speciality or clinical research related field
  • Teaching & assessing qualification or equivalent relevant experience

Desirable

  • Completed Master's degree in the speciality or related field or willing to work towards

Previous experience/ knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of managing a complex clinical research workload at Band 6 or above
  • Knowledge and experience of handling complex relationships
  • Experience of collaborating with other agencies
  • Evidence of successfully working with and contributing to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of developing others through CPD / PDR / clinical supervision
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience and evidence of using highly developed motivational and negotiation skills to affect change.
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Working knowledge of legislation & guidelines relevant to clinical research
  • Experience of working as a patients advocate

Desirable

  • Experience of radiation protection procedures
  • Experience of phlebotomy

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage own & other's time, workload and caseload effectively
  • Computer literacy including e-mails, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & databases utilised in clinical research
  • Ability to use effective written & verbal skills to overcome barriers to communication.
  • Ability to take initiative, and work autonomously
  • Committed to personal development
  • Highly motivated & able to motivate others
  • Able to communicate complex information effectively across disciplines and agencies

Other qualities

Essential

  • Flexible attitude to ways and hours of working

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).

Additional information

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

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

London

SW17 0QT


Employer's website

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

London

SW17 0QT


Employer's website

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Tinashe Samakomva

tinashe.samakomva@stgeorges.nhs.uk

02087253415

Date posted

02 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£47,154 to £52,936 a year pa inc HCAS

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

200-4437442-MA-MK-Z

Job locations

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

London

SW17 0QT


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