Senior Research Nurse - Clinical Research Facility

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8 Jul 2021

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Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (CRF) incorporates Clinical Research Facilities at the QEUH, the GRI and the Paediatric Clinical Research Facility at QEUH. Jointly they provide a streamlined service to investigators to conduct their clinical research efficiently and safely. We are recruiting an innovative and enthusiastic Senior Clinical Research Nurse to assist us in providing high quality nursing care for patients and volunteers participating in Clinical Research. The post-holder will be working within the Clinical Research Facilities Renal Team. The applicant should be a Registered Nurse with some experience and an interest in Research.

This is a fixed term post.

The post holder will be trained and supported to coordinate the recruitment, education, monitoring and follow-up of research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will work collaboratively with Principal and Chief Investigators and the wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of your own caseload of research patients. You will be a First Level Registered Nurse with relevant clinical experience and educated to (or working towards) degree level. Research experience is highly desirable although transferable skills can be demonstrated. You will work to research principles, including confidentiality, randomisation procedures, informed consent and ethical issues, and have an understanding of research within the context of the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice. Attention to detail, strong organisational and communication skills, good IT skills and a methodical approach are key requirements, along with a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team. The hours of work are predominantly 8.30am-4.30pm but you will be required to take a flexible approach in order to meet the needs of the research studies, with a requirement to work unsocial hours and weekends as necessary. The ability to regularly travel between all sites within NHS GGC is also essential.

Minimal requirements:

• First Level Registered Nurse with significant, current and relevant clinical experience or Registered General Nurse with a strong interest in research

• Ability to demonstrate competencies in relation to experience with evidence of highly developed clinical and technical skills

• Experience working in both academic and commercial research is desirable .

• Experience demonstrating the post holders ability to lead a clinical research trial or comparable project e.g. audit or clinical effectiveness, including the management of staff and resources.

• Evidence of continuing personal and professional development, educated to degree level (or working towards).

• Knowledge of current research regulations and governance requirements.

• Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team with key responsibilities within the team.

• Motivated and able to demonstrate excellent team management skills

• Excellent organisational and time management skills/ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload across different clinical areas and clinical trials to meet project timelines.

• Ability to learn new skills to meet the requirements of new research projects. Ability to use IT systems proficiently including Microsoft Office , electronic patient management systems and web-based technologies.

• Evidence of highly developed current clinical and technical skills in the clinical setting.
This is a Fixed term post for 2 years.
Informal Contact: Barbara McLaren, Research Nurse Manager, Tel No: 0141 232 7600

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs .

EU Settlement Scheme

EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom.

Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.

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