Senior Oncology Research Nurse, Thames Valley - Salary Competitive and excellent CPD
Permanent fully funded contract.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week). Part-Time hours also available.
Core hours are Monday to Friday, from 8.30am until 5pm. Some flexibility to cover study visits outside of these hours is required.
Our team have a vast amount of experience and expertise in running clinical trials for our pharma and CRO clients.
We have recently expanded our services to include oncology research.
We have an exciting opportunity for a senior nurse to manage our Thames Valley oncology research site, which will provide a world class environment for our patients.
Establish and develop the team, processes and infrastructure to meet customer and regulatory requirements for the conduct of oncology clinical trials, measured by monitoring and audit feedback.
Delivery of high quality data to pharma and CRO clients, measured by trial metrics and client feedback.
High standards of patient care and experience, measured by patient feedback.
Summary of role
The post holder will be expected to have specialist skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials, therapies, disease and management.
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 post holder will become embedded in the oncology team and develop excellent working relationships within and outside the centre.
In-centre relationships would be with the SACT nurse team, PIs, RMOs , admin 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 Site Manager, Operations Director, Feasibility and Proposals Manager, Principal Investigators, Chief Medical Officer, Research Nurses, Clinical Trial Support Officers.
o Engagement with and development of network of oncologists referring patients to Panthera.
o Contribution to feasibility assessments and study set up procedures.
o Handling referrals, entering patient information into our Clinical Trial Management System, booking pre-screening visits, screens and other study visits.
o Co-ordination of care for patients on trials, ensuring clinical procedures and investigations are carried out according to study protocols.
o Collection, preparation, storage and shipping of biological samples.
o Working closely with SACT team to ensure safe delivery of study and standard care treatments according to protocol.
o Data collection and entry, query resolution, site file maintenance, organisation of laboratory area and supplies.
o Sponsor liaison re: pre-study site visits, site initiation, monitoring, close-out activities.
o Communication with SACT team about new studies
o Working with Principal Investigator to provide guidelines for SACT team around safety reporting and escalation of issues reported out of hours
o Attendance at clinical meetings to provide research updates and maintain prominent profile of research activity.
o Collect patient feedback to promote service development.
o Reporting on study recruitment and retention.
The post-holder should have excellent interpersonal skills, friendly and approachable, naturally empathetic and understanding. Ideally energetic with a pro-active drive and enthusiasm for the role, to ensure that high quality support and patient care is provided.
Communication and Relationships
o Building key relationships with stakeholders, colleagues, clients, monitors, CRA's and patients
o Effective communication with the site team, including management of emails, phone calls etc
Information & Data Quality/Collection
o Ensuring accuracy of data collection
o Ensuring accuracy and high quality of data input in to company systems
o Ensuring patient notes are always complete and up to date
o Take personal responsibility for safeguarding and ensuring the quality of information for patients, clients and vendors
o Responding promptly to requests for information to support the team as required
o Contributing to communication materials including activity reports, presentations, promotional materials, such as posters and company newsletters.
The post holder will always operate with integrity and professionalism, complying with regulatory requirements in accordance with the following;
o Health and Safety regulations
o All company procedures in particular reporting of quality issues
o Data Protection Act 2018/ GDPR 2018
o Ant-bribery and Corruption Act 2010
o Health & safety at work Act 1974
o Professional codes of conduct
o Actively participating in the annual Personal Development Review (PDR) process.
o Able to work on own initiative without supervision, managing own workload and working independently as well as part of the team.
o Contribute to positive working behaviours and attitude.
o Commitment and passion to the development and delivery of clinical research.