PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is now CLOSED

Clinical Research Nurse

Main area: Oncology

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Fixed term 2 years

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job ref: 413-53983-MF-A

Site: Snr Patient Recruitment Team- Q01551

Town: Manchester

Salary: £32,306 – £39,027 Per annum, pro rota

Salary period: Yearly

Closing: 29/03/2022 23:59

Job overview
This post presents an exciting opportunity to join the R&I team as a Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse. This role forms a key role within the National Cancer imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA) multi-institutional programme. The post will be based within the Christie R&I Division and will liaise with colleagues at partner institution sites (Cambridge, Imperial, ICR, KCL, Manchester, Oxford and UCL).

NCITA is a £10M Cancer Research UK (CRUK) project that addresses the gaps in translation of imaging biomarkers either as tools for clinical trials or to aid clinical decision making, by funding infrastructure. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting clinical studies where the research question focuses on imaging, or imaging is required to determine the primary end point. Central to this role is the responsibility of assessing and managing the care pathways for participants in research.

Main duties of the job
This role is being made available as a 2 year post in the first instance.

The post holder will work collaboratively with a wider multi-disciplinary team of consultants, clinical research nurses and clinical trial administrators.

A background in oncology, flexibility in working, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

An informal discussion about the post is recommended. Contact: Damian McCaul, Clinical Research Nurse Team Leader,

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of a defined group of clinical trials from set up to archiving and meeting agreed patient recruitment targets.

The post holder will also:
Ensure that all research undertaken within the department safeguards the well being of the patients
Ensure that research is conducted within requirements of a multi-regulated clinical research environment.
Facilitate the production of high quality research.
Raise the profile of the clinical research nurse and clinical trials
Demonstrate awareness and contribution to divisional, Trust and national objectives.

Essential criteria
Registered General Nurse -Currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
First Degree or relevant clinical experience.

Desirable criteria
Post-graduate qualification in oncology and/or clinical research
GCP/ICH recognised recent training

Essential criteria
Experience of oncology nursing.
Experience of working autonomously and as part of a Multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to demonstrate evidence of service improvement.

Desirable criteria
Experience of working in a clinical research environment.

Essential criteria
Highly effective communication skills
Advance organisational skills
Good written and analytical skills
Able to manage work autonomously and manage own workload
Demonstrable IT Skills – able to use Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

Desirable criteria
Intra-venous access and cannulation skills
administration of IV chemotherapy.
Good presentation skills.

Essential criteria
Knowledge of the clinical trial process
Knowledge of ICH-GCP
Knowledge of research governance framework
Knowledge of professional and NHS issues and policy relating to specialist area.

Desirable criteria
Knowledge of Research Ethics Committees
Knowledge of the purpose of clinical research.

Essential criteria
Ability to demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours

Other Essential criteria
Maintain professional development and have an awareness of current nursing issues. Demonstrates flexibility in working hours

Desirable criteria

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

For more details on how to apply click here.