Clinical Trials Assistant
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We currently have a position in the Clinical Research Facility for a caring, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Band 4 Clinical Trials Assistant.
The successful candidate will join a dedicated team who drive recruitment for the Newcastle NIHR Bioresource.
This post would suit an individual with a clinical background who is keen to develop their career, gaining new practical skills and knowledge of the research processes.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work flexibly and independently.
Research experience is not essential as full training will be given.
- Interview Date 22/06/2023
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will work closely with Outpatient Departments and wards to identify and consent participants who wish to join the Newcastle NIHR Bioresource.
The Clinical Trials Assistant will explain the study to the participant and obtain written informed consent, a blood sample is collected, and a questioner completed.
Good communication and IT skills are essential.
Venepuncture and full consent training will be given.
The successful candidate will be part of the Clinical Research Facility team and also have the opportunity to work on phase 1 and 2 clinical research trials in areas such as gene therapy.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- Coordinate and improve trial communication throughout Multi-Disciplinary Teams throughout the Trust
- Maintain effective communication with patients, carers and professional to ensure service delivery
- Communicates effectively with research team and study participants and their family members. Is able to provide patients with information, which may be complex or sensitive, regarding their participation in the clinical trial and the care that they will receive as a consequence of that
- Facilitate the recruitment of research participants in to low risk research studies, which is likely to include quality of life and tissue sample collection studies
- Support the research delivery team to successfully deliver a broad ranging portfolio of clinical trials
- Coordinate and supervise housekeeping duties and ordering of all clinical trial supplies
- Co-ordinate the collection transfer and storage of blood / tissue samples in accordance with the Human Tissue Act 2004 as required by trial protocol
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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