Primary Care – Salaried Oncology Clinical Research Nurse based in Liverpool

  • Job Reference: 00000128-1
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2021
  • Recruiter: GP World
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Specialist Nurse
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Adam Hodge
  • Email: Adamhodge@gpworld.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 7456 1262

Job Description

Primary Care – Salaried Oncology Clinical Research Nurse based in Liverpool

GP World has a great new opportunity as a Salaried Oncology Clinical Research Nurse based in Liverpool

GP World are working together with the Cancer Centres, to provide an all-encompassing cancer clinical research service for patients, with an exceptional level of individual patient care.

Post: Oncology Clinical Research Nurse

Salary - £35,000.00-£45,000.00 per annum.

Start date: as soon as possible

Shift Time: Full time: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Required Qualifications:

  1. Full NMC registration
  2. Nursing Qualification

Required Experience

  1. Research – 1 year preferred

     

    Summary of role

  • The post holder will be expected to have specialist skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials, cancer therapies and the management of cancer patients.
  • They will provide excellent professional and clinical leadership in oncology research promoting the effective delivery of a high standard of nursing care for all trial patients and contributing to the development of our oncology portfolio.
  • The candidate will be embedded in the wider oncology team and develop excellent working relationships within and outside the centre.
  • In-centre relationships would be with the nursing team, Principal Investigators, Responsible Medical Officer, administrative staff, radiology and other clinical staff who are able to provide support services for our studies (e.g. tissue biopsies).
  • External relationships would include referring oncologists, vendors such as pharmacy and providers of clinical services (e.g. ophthalmology, bone scans).
  • Key relationships will be with the General Manager Oncology, Operations Director, Feasibility and Proposals Manager, Principal Investigators, Chief Medical Officer, Research Nurses, Clinical Trial Support Officers.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Engagement with and development of network of oncologists referring patients to the correct department
  • Contribution to feasibility assessments and study set up procedures.
  • Handling referrals, entering patient information into our Clinical Trial Management System, booking pre-screening visits, screening and other study visits.
  • Co-ordination of care for patients on trials, ensuring clinical procedures and investigations are carried out according to study protocols.
  • Collection of, preparation, storage and shipping of biological samples.
  • Working closely with teams to ensure safe delivery of study and standard care treatments according to protocol.
  • Data collection and entry, query resolution, site file maintenance, organisation of laboratory area and supplies.
  • Sponsor liaison re: pre-study site visits, site initiation, monitoring and close-out activities.
  • Working with Principal Investigator to provide guidelines for SACT team around safety reporting and escalation of issues reported out of hours.
  • Attendance at clinical meetings to provide research updates and maintain prominent profile of research activity.
  • Collect patient feedback to promote service development.
  • Reporting to colleagues on study recruitment and retention.

    Personal Attributes

    The post-holder should have excellent interpersonal skills, friendly and approachable, naturally empathetic and understanding. An energetic person with a pro-active drive and enthusiasm for the role, to ensure that high quality support and patient care is provided.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Communication and Relationships
  • Building key relationships with stakeholders, colleagues, clients, study monitors, and patients
  • Effective communication with the site team, including management of emails, phone calls etc
  • Supporting the team in the set up and management of clinical trials
  • Information & Data Quality/Collection
  • Ensuring accuracy of data collection
  • Ensuring accuracy and high quality of data input in to the trial sponsor systems
  • Ensuring patient notes are always complete and up to date
  • Take personal responsibility for safeguarding and ensuring the quality of information for patients, clients and vendors
  • Responding promptly to requests for information to support the team as required
  • Contributing to communication materials including activity reports, presentations, Panthera promotional materials, such as posters and company newsletters.
  • Quality Management Systems and Processes
  • The post-holder must consider and comply with all policies, procedures and initiatives including, but not limited to, quality standards, compliance and auditing requirements, confidentiality and information security.
  • Reporting quality issues in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Adhering to policies and standard operating procedures, required by the Sponsor in the conduct of clinical trials.

    The successful candidate will always operate with integrity and professionalism, complying with regulatory requirements in accordance with the following.

  1. ICH-Good Clinical Practice
  2. Health and Safety regulations
  3. All policies and procedures in particular reporting of quality issues
  4. Data Protection Act 2018/ GDPR 2018
  5. Ant-bribery and Corruption Act 2010
  6. Health & safety at work Act 1974
  7. Professional codes of conduct
  8. Training
  9. Attend all mandatory training applicable to this post within the required timescales.
  10. Seek opportunities to develop own skills.
  11. Adapt to any changes in the requirements of new clinical trials, or amendments to the protocol on trials that are ongoing which may impact on clinic diaries.
  12. Attend any Sponsor or company training events as applicable.
  13. Personal Development
  14. Actively participating in the annual Personal Development Review (PDR) process.
  15. Able to work on own initiative without supervision, managing own workload and working independently as well as part of the team.
  16. Contribute to positive working behaviours and attitude.
  17. Commitment and passion to the development and delivery of clinical research.
  18. Take responsibility for ensuring targets and deadlines are met and an exemplar service is provided.
  19. Promoting Equality and Reducing Inequalities
  20. To understand and uphold organisational policies and principles on the everyday promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  21. To create an inclusive working environment in which a variety of ideas, experiences and practice are valued, and where differences are respected and celebrated for the benefit of ourselves and the communities we serve.

The range of duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative only and are intended to give a broad flavour of the range and type of duties that will be allocated. They are subject to modification in the light of changing service demands and the development requirements of the post holder.

GP world has a very lucrative referral scheme. Please do contact us should you know of anyone who would be perfect for this role.