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Job Overview

Are you interested in a new and dynamic change in career pathway? Do you have excellent communication skills and attention to detail? Are you patient focused and motivated to offer new treatments and treatment pathways to our patient population?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Research Nurse to join our Frimley Health Research and Development department. The post will be primarily based at Wexham Park Hospital. The candidate may be required to work across all Frimley Health main sites and satellite sites and hence required a car and a valid UK driving licence.

We are looking for a motivated, skilful, patient focused individual with excellent communication skills and time management to join our team. Good IT and accuracy skills are essential. Team work is at the forefront of our success.

The position requires a registered nurse to work within the Frimley Health Research team. The team currently recruits and manages patients in commercial and non... commercial studies, involving new treatments and treatment pathways as well as retrospective data collection.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the post is to deliver clinical trials at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust .

As a clinical research nurse, you will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will include the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data.

You will work collaboratively with KSS CRN, other Research staff and the existing clinical trials team and multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs).

You will work collaboratively with the clinical trials team and the wider MDT in the management of your own caseload of clinical trial studies and patients. The role involves using an in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, research methods and in-depth working knowledge of local, national and international research regulations. You will be supporting junior staff in their development and training and will involve in activities to raise the research profile of the organisation.

Working for our organisation

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Detailed Job Description And Main Responsibilities

Work autonomously and assist in the management of a caseload of clinical trial patients whilst working as part of the MDT. Maintain effective communication with patients, carers and professionals to ensure high quality service delivery

Identify suitable patients for entry into clinical trials by attending clinics (screening notes) and relevant MDT meetings

Maintain accurate documentation of patient events in the medical notes

Ensure trial consent protocols are adhered to

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of treatment options, treatment side effects and disease processes to support informed treatment choice for patients

Provide ongoing information, education and support to patients (and their significant others) and all levels of staff regarding clinical trials and specific trial treatments

Take and assist in the consent of patients and randomisation of patients to treatment arms

Ensure that trial specific investigations are undertaken as required by the trial protocol and obtain results in order to establish eligibility and safety to enter the trial

Ensure the safe administration of treatments and drugs that are given within the context of a clinical trial

Monitor treatment toxicity/side effects and initiate changes to treatment or treatment cessation as required by trial protocols

Report and record adverse events which occur whilst patients are under trial therapy to the trial co-ordinator/Principal Investigator and relevant local and regulatory authorities

Provide continuity of care to patients and their carers throughout the trial programme. Provide specific advice and psychological support as appropriate. Refer to other specialists as required to ensure optimum patient care.

Act as a primary contact point for the trial participant

Maintain accurate patient trial documentation, complete Case Report Forms, including the use of electronic data capture systems and ensure relevant information is recorded in patients’ medical notes.

Perform phlebotomy, blood and urine spinning as required by trial protocols, ensure the safe handling, storage and transportation of samples

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
• Full NMC registration
• Degree or degree level qualification
• Evidence of continuous professional development

Desirable criteria
• ENB 998/Mentor PREP or City and Guilds 730
• Specialist training in Ophthalmology

Competencies

Essential criteria
• Evidence of patient caseload management
• Ability to work independently, but equally well as a team member
• Good time management and organisational skills
• Patient education/counselling skills
• Excellent relevant IT, database and computer skills e.g. Word, Excel, email, Internet Sharepoint, Outlook, patient databases and EPR systems
• Demonstrates good communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

Desirable criteria
• Evidence of leadership skills
• Knowledge of ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for clinical trials
• Contributed to awareness or development of clinical practice, e.g. audit/project management
• Report writing
• Project management experience

Experience

Essential criteria
• Nursing experience within the NHS
• Multi-professional working
• Demonstrates analytical and assessment skills

Desirable criteria
• Background in breast cancer care or knowledge
• Venepuncture and cannulation
• Commitment to service development
• Evidence of contribution to clinical research in an NHS setting

Values

Essential criteria
• Professional values

Valid UK Driving licence

Essential criteria
• Valid UK Driving licence

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