Clinical Research Nurse / Practitioner

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT

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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse / allied healthcare practitioner / assistant practitioner with an interest in research to support our growing clinical research team.

The post holder will join an existing team and develop to be responsible for the delivery of clinical trials from set-up to closure.

This research post is a generic one and you will be expected to work across a range of specialties and settings, to include hospital and community locations.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include recruiting subjects into studies, conducting research assessments and procedures such as vital signs, phlebotomy and body composition at various time points, capturing source data, updating electronic data bases and resolving data queries in a timely manner.

  • To help identify patients eligible for research projects, and recruit patients into clinical trials or studies.
  • Provide information and support for patients involved in research projects. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring patients treatments, assessment, follow-ups and data collection is coordinated and processed according to the appropriate research protocols. This will include close liaison with research teams, relevant wards and departments and with Clinical Nurse Specialists.
  • The post-holder will be expected to support study set up
  • The post-holder will actively promote research amongst clinicians, service users, carers and the wider

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop.

We provide a range of high quality services both within the hospital and across our local community for both adults and children.

Our vision is toimprove health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health and care partners.

We have a clear set of values and behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate and these are:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

Job description

Job responsibilities

SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

To support research across a variety of clinical specialties

  • To help identify patients eligible for research projects, and recruit patients into clinical trials or studies.
  • Provide information and support for patients involved in research projects. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring patients treatments, assessment, follow-ups and data collection is coordinated and processed according to the appropriate research protocols. This will include close liaison with research teams, relevant wards and departments and with Clinical Nurse Specialists.
  • The post-holder will be expected to support study set up
  • The post-holder will actively promote research amongst clinicians, service users, carers and the wider
  • Taking responsibility for the management, co-ordination and facilitation of concurrent research studies, including document generation and control, project tracking and logistics, data collection, adherence to good clinical practice and research
  • To provide clinical support and expertise on NIHR portfolio research
  • Previous clinical research experience will be desirable
  • To identify patients suitable for entry into research studies according to specific protocols and guidelines. This will include attending clinics and multidisciplinary team meetings, reviewing medical notes and inclusion/exclusion
  • To communicate information about studies and give presentations to clinicians and other relevant
  • To ensure patients / carers are provided with written information relevant to the research study and are given the opportunity to discuss the research study or clinical trial adequately at the outset and during the course of the research or clinical trial in which they are being asked to participate (i.e. informed consent).
  • To assist clinicians in taking consent from patients/participants to enter research
  • To provide information / reports on recruitment as
  • Maintain regular contact with clinical teams participating in studies to encourage
  • To work at all times according to the principles of ICH- Good Clinical Practice, the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research and local Trust guidelines.
  • To ensure that any data collection is conducted according to specific research protocols and adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998 and according to Good Clinical Practice
  • To assist participants with the completion of questionnaires as
  • To take relevant patient samples for clinical trials; such as blood samples, package and dispatch as per defined protocols, where
  • Administer trial medication, as (Nurses only)
  • Maintain accurate patient trial documentation, complete Case Record Forms, including the use of electronic data capture systems and ensure relevant information is recorded in patients medical notes.
  • Coordinate treatment, assessment and follow-up as necessary in accordance with research protocol.
  • To attend and support patients in the clinical environment for monitoring, assessment and follow up as part of research projects.
  • Observe patients and monitor treatment toxicity/side effects; escalating findings accordingly.
  • Ensure safety data is reported sent in a timely manner.
  • To record and report any adverse events and serious adverse events according to trial protocol and local procedures.
  • To attend project meetings for specific research projects.
  • To maintain knowledge of relevant health practice and to disseminate up to date information, protocol amendments etc. to personnel working on research projects.
  • To provide information and education to interested parties on research projects.
  • To assist with the creation of relevant training packages.
  • To liaise with patients and clinical staff in order to provide them with an understanding of clinical research practice ensuring ethical codes of practice are followed at all times.
  • To undertake any other duties, which may be required from time to time, as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and needs of the service
  • Promote risk management systems within own area and ensure untoward incidents are reported according to trust policy.

SECTION 2- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that promote the well-being of patients.
  • Act as mentor/assessor in supporting and developing junior staff e.g. student nurses, return to practice nurses registered and unregistered staff through mentorship/preceptorship and induction.
  • Act as an effective role model.
  • Identify problems which effect planning and delivery of patient care and actively work towards solving them empowering others to make decisions.
  • Assist less experienced staff in setting priorities.
  • Ensure patient/carer views are sought and incorporated into the development and improvement of practice.
  • Take a lead in specific areas of designated responsibility within the department (clinical and non-clinical).
  • Ensure effective dissemination of information to multi-disciplinary team is maintained.
  • Develop and maintain own competence in agreed appropriate/specific clinical skills in designated area.
  • Provide information and advice about health promotion.
  • Participate in an area of clinical expertise providing a clinical resource for the department.
  • Teach, inform and support others as appropriate in the designated basic clinical skills.
  • Able to work as an effective team member promoting team cohesion.
  • Ensure privacy, dignity and individual patient needs are met.
  • Ensure the effective documentation of all patient care in accordance with national and local standards.
  • Participate in the Trust Appraisal and Personal Development Plan process by identifying your own development needs and agreeing development plans for these needs with supervisor.
  • Develop knowledge and competence of local incident reporting and complaints procedures.
  • Assist in the national clinical benchmarking standards, in conjunction with the senior staff.
  • Ensure mandatory and competency based training is kept up to date.

Clinical Governance

  • Assist Senior Nurses in the implementation of competency based training programmes that ensure all equipment is used safely and maintained.
  • Assist senior staff and actively participate in developing programmes of education for all staff, including development needs of students.
  • Assist the department manager in appraisal process by undertaking meetings with staff identifying their development needs.
  • Participate in the investigation of complaints/litigation/adverse incidents and ensure all documentation is completed.
  • Maintain active status on relevant NMC or HCPC register
  • Act always in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct / HCPC standards and guiding documents
  • Adhere to Trust Policy and Procedures
  • Maintain up to date skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of professional issues.
  • Maintain a professional portfolio
  • To safeguard children and vulnerable adults

SECTION 3- EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Actively look for ways to develop the service.
  • Ensure safe clinical practice is maintained.
  • With appropriate training, take clinical samples for studies; coordinate tissue sample collection and dispatch to relevant departments or research centres.
  • To cover duties of other research nurses/practitioners when required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC or AHP or Degree or equivalent qualified
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to the post - and to use and maintain these skills in the delivery of care.
  • Willingness to undertake, teaching, mentoring and/or assessing qualifications
  • 1st level Degree in Health care related discipline or equivalent qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of recent professional development.
  • Experience of establishing effective communication.

Desirable

  • Previous experience within research setting.

Skills

Essential

  • Specific clinical skills appropriate to specialty or willingness to undertake
  • Ability to work as part of the multi- disciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others.
  • Ability to demonstrate: Assertiveness
  • Have Motivational Skills and Negotiation
  • Problem solving / Decision Making
  • Conflict and problem solving
  • IT skills - use of email, word processing, internet searching, excell spreadsheets
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and skills obtained in a relevant band 5 post.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice

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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Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT

Address

Tameside General Hospital

Foundation Street

Ashton-Under-Lyne

OL6 9RW


Employer's website

https://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For help with your application, contact:

Suzy Kilroy

susan.kilroy@tgh.nhs.uk

07385395865

Date posted

19 July 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£24,907 to £30,615 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

245-NAM5RES-07-21

Job locations

Tameside General Hospital

Foundation Street

Ashton-Under-Lyne

OL6 9RW


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