Clinical Research Specialist Nurse - Advanced Therapies

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

The closing date is 31 August 2022

Job summary

Funding provided by Health and Care Research Wales supports NHS Research and Delivery (R&D) Departments led by a R&D Director to provide local services for research support and facilitates the sponsoring and hosting of studies within UHBs across Wales. Part of this service includes a NHS research delivery team consisting of Research Nurses, Senior Research Officers, Research Officers and Administrators, employed by NHS organisations to support the delivery of high quality health and social care studies.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for a Clinical Research Nurse to be a part of the research delivery team supporting research in Cardiff and Vale.

The post holder will be part of a team supporting advanced therapy studies, based within the Clinical Research Facility.

We are seeking to employ a band 6 Registered Nurse with acute nursing experience and a keen interest in clinical research. Previous research experience is not essential as in-house training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

This post is fixed term for 12 months due to funding. Secondments will be considered, but authorisation must be obtained from your line manager prior to application.

The post will involve caring for patients through a range of advanced therapy studies, and being responsible for managing a portfolio of trials, whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the patients/research participants taking part in research studies.

The post holder will be responsible for liaising with supporting departments, Principal Investigators, research sponsors and research colleagues to coordinate clinical trial visits according to the protocols, adhering to research regulatory standards and governance frameworks. The post holder will be supported to undertake training relevant to their clinical trial portfolio, and will work closely with an experienced team of research nurses, research managers and trial administrators to deliver trials safely and efficiently, and ensure the collection and documentation of accurate research data.

The role will involve an element of on call and occasional shift working in line with the needs of the service and individual clinical trial requirements.

The post holder will be based in the Clinical Research Facility within the University Hospital of Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is"Caring for People, Keeping People Well",and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Date posted

20 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

001-NMR427-0722

Job locations

Clinical Research Facility

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Specialist knowledge of research, or equivalent demonstrable knowledge in a disease area.
  • Knowledge of clinical or research terminology.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and advise others on appropriate action.

Desirable

  • ILS
  • Degree
  • Good Clinical Practice Certificate

Experience

Essential

  • Band 5 Acute Experience
  • Experience of working within an MDT

Desirable

  • Experience of Clinical Research

Skills

Essential

  • Communication Skills
  • A Team Player, whilst possessing ability to work independently.
  • Well organised and able to plan own workload
  • Diplomatic

Desirable

  • Venepuncture & Cannulation
  • IV Medications
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Other

Essential

  • Ability to work hours flexibly, including occasional shift work.
  • Ability to contribute to an on-call rota
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Specialist knowledge of research, or equivalent demonstrable knowledge in a disease area.
  • Knowledge of clinical or research terminology.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and advise others on appropriate action.

Desirable

  • ILS
  • Degree
  • Good Clinical Practice Certificate

Experience

Essential

  • Band 5 Acute Experience
  • Experience of working within an MDT

Desirable

  • Experience of Clinical Research

Skills

Essential

  • Communication Skills
  • A Team Player, whilst possessing ability to work independently.
  • Well organised and able to plan own workload
  • Diplomatic

Desirable

  • Venepuncture & Cannulation
  • IV Medications
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Other

Essential

  • Ability to work hours flexibly, including occasional shift work.
  • Ability to contribute to an on-call rota

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Clinical Research Facility

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW


Employer's website

https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Clinical Research Facility

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW


Employer's website

https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Emma Norling

emma.norling@wales.nhs.uk

02921848251

Date posted

20 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

001-NMR427-0722

Job locations

Clinical Research Facility

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW


Supporting documents