The Cancer Clinical Trials Unit at UCH is looking to recruit a Senior Research Nurse/Clinical Trial Practitioner, – Team leader for the Genitourinary and Head and Neck Cancer Team.
The Research Nurse / Clinical Trial Practitioner is an autonomous specialist working within the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will take responsibility for the co-ordination and management of a clinical research portfolio comprising in-house, national and international phase II and III clinical trials in oncology. They will also line manage a number of staff and provide leadership and support to the team as a whole.
You will be part of an expanding and dynamic clinical team helping research staff to deliver excellent care to adults with cancer. The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of clinical trials as well as education of patients and colleagues, coordination of care of patients on trials, collection and preparation of biological samples, collection of trial data, the monitoring of the expected and unexpected side effects of drugs and other treatment modalities.
Main duties of the job
The Team leader will work autonomously to support the running of clinical trials across an identified area.
The role will entail clinical and management/leadership responsibilities, the ratio will be determined by the needs of the service and will fluctuate as the portfolio evolves.
- To provide line management to a number of staff members, including, but not limited to, Research Nurses, /Clinical Trial Practitioners/, Data Managers and Clinical Trial Assistants Data Managers.
- To recruit patients into clinical trials as per Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
- To design and deliver training to all members of the team as required
- To support Oncology/Haematology Research Managers as required.
- To lead of projects as directed by Oncology/Haematology Managers/Head of CCTU as required.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population.
We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.
Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
For more information, please access the following link: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/
08 February 2023
Agenda for change
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
University College London Hospital
250 Euston Road
- Coordinates and conducts phase II and III clinical trials and phase I where required. Contributes to in-house, commercial and non-commercial national and international oncology clinical trials as appropriate.
- To ensure that the approved trial protocols are followed at all times
- Involved in submitting new clinical trials for ethics and Research and Development approval.
- Creates and maintains trial site files.
- Creates and maintains files of current protocols and patient information sheets/consent forms in the appropriate clinics and departments.
- Conduct trials according to current legislation, ICH GCP and local SOPs.
- Applies critical appraisal skills in evaluating research protocols.
- Assists in the development and maintenance of databases as appropriate.
- Functions in a collaborative practice role within the multidisciplinary health care team to provide expertise in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical research protocols.
- Demonstrates autonomy as well as the ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary healthcare team in identifying and meeting the needs of the patient and his/her family during various stages of the healthcare continuum.
- Ensures the patient is treated according to the schedule set out in the protocol
- Assists in the development and maintenance of databases as appropriate
- Disseminates protocol information to health care professionals by one-to-one teaching, written information and/or in-service education classes.
- Educates multidisciplinary team about portfolio of clinical trials.
- To act as a primary point of contact for patients in specific trials.
Knowledge & Qualifications
- For Senior Research Nurse candidates: Registered Nurse Part 1, 2, 12
- For Senior Clinical Trial Practitioner candidates: Registration on the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) Clinical Research Practitioner Accredited Register, or working towards
- Completed post graduate diploma in speciality or related field
- Professionally recognised teaching course
- Completed degree in the speciality or related field
- Demonstrates a high level of knowledge from post registration nursing experience
- Demonstrates a high level of knowledge in caring for oncology/haematology patients through experience
- Can demonstrate knowledge of clinical research through experience working with patients on clinical trials
- Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
- Experience of being a mentor for junior nurses
- Experience working as a preceptor/facilitator
- Experience of phlebotomy, cannulation and management of central lines
- Experience of radiation protection procedures
- Experience of administration of chemotherapeutic agents
Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrates ability to take charge and delegate duties
- Demonstrates evidence of professional development
- Proven knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines
- Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing
- Proven ability to work effectively under pressure
- Computer literacy
Certificate of Sponsorship
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