NHS AfC: Band 6
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a research nurse to work at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
LUHFT has a proven track record in successfully recruiting into NIHR portfolio and commercial studies. They conduct a variety of projects, including observational and cohort studies, device and drug trials as well as mixed methods and qualitative research.
The Research Nurse must be a strong advocate for research and patients, able to both recruit and provide effective support to research participants.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to work independently and flexibly. The successful applicant will need to be enthusiastic and ready to work to recruit patients in line with targets, with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
Working for our organisation
The Trust has 4 sites, Aintree, the Royal, Broadgreen and the Dental hospital.
This post will primarily work in the Musculoskeletal research team at the Broadgreen and Aintree site, with the scope and flexibility to work across other areas of research on all sites.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The research nurse will be responsible for the day to day running of research studies including screening of potential patients, recruiting patients into studies according to agreed protocols, assisting in the informed consent process and management of all the study related data.
All clinical research activity must be compliant and conducted in accordance with European Union (EU) Directive, ICH/GCP International Conference on Harmonisation and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
- Current NMC registration
- Attendance of recent short courses and/or study days on research
- 1st level degree or studying towards
- Research Qualifications
- Demonstrable experience of patient education and counselling, e.g. providing lifestyle advice
- Clinical experience/qualification in venepuncture, IV cannulation
- Supervision of student nurses
- Previous experience of co-ordinating clinical research studies
- Experience of liaison with staff at all levels in Healthcare
- Previous experience within the research speciality
- Appraisal and interviewing skills
- Knowledge of the principles and practice of clinical research and/or clinical trials
- Understanding of the role & responsibilities of a Clinical Research Nurse
- Knowledge of ethical and quality standards applicable to clinical trials, including EU Directive on ICH GCP requirements
- Knowledge of the Health Service, R&D, the pharmaceutical industry partnership and relevant information sciences
- Ability to use a personal computer, (computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office / EDCL)
- Skills in administration and project management
- Good communication, presentational, training and interpersonal skills
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and cope in a highly demanding environment
- Ability to work independently and prioritise / own workload and to communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team
- Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
- Skills in handling and management of computerised data
- Skills required to evaluate and assist in developing new protocols
- Skills in the analysis and interpretation of data
- Possession of tact and sensitivity to the needs of both patients and colleagues, including a commitment to confidentiality
- Meticulous attention to detail and a high standard of accuracy
- Flexible approach to working hours
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Helen Frankland
- Job title
- Senior Research Nurse
- Telephone number
- 0151 529 5894
- Additional information
For further information about this post and the research studies you would be working on please contact Helen Frankland Senior Research Nurse 0151 529 5894