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Clinical Research Nurse

NorthWest EHealth
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Clinical Research Nurse

Salary: From £ 31,384 - £39,348 depending on skills and experience

Reporting To: Community Team Lead

Location of Work: Field based - Greater Manchester/North West of England

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours in total, flexible office hours are available. Occasional out of hours working may be required.

Contract: Fixed term

NorthWest EHealth (NWEH) specialises in delivering clinical trials driven by Electronic Health Record (EHR) data and have close relationships with academia and the NHS.

The world leaders in this field, we have created new market standards for the evaluation of healthcare interventions and work with global pharmaceutical companies.

With a new and modern location in Manchester Science Park, NWEH are currently looking for talented, innovative, and passionate people. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that is at the forefront of pioneering how electronic healthcare data can be utilised to benefit patients while enabling informed decision making to support and empower new models of clinical research.

NWEH delivers a wide range of projects and programmes of work; from large clinical trials to EHR data enabled pragmatic clinical trials as well as feasibility studies utilising routinely collected healthcare data. We work primarily with pharmaceutical and NHS-related clients and are the market-leader in providing these services.

Job Purpose:

As a Research Nurse, you will provide specialist skills and knowledge to support the delivery of clinical research studies. You will liaise with clinical investigators ,sponsor companies and external vendors to manage trial protocols. At all times you will be expected to deliver high quality research ensuring participant safety and welfare. The nature of the work is unpredictable, and you will be expected to be flexible and responsive in order to manage various aspects of the job at short notice. You will be expected to participate fully in your own personal development.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


· Ensure that all research is delivered in accordance with ICH GCP guidelines of-ich-gcp-2 and The UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research

· Ensure familiarity with risk issues pertaining to confidentiality of participant and research related documentation (General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and Caldicott Review 2013)

· Ensure compliance with all study protocols and study supporting documents

· Responsible for managing multiple sites from set up to closure. To include identification and recruitment of patients in accordance with study protocols and to agreed targets and timelines

· Responsibility for participant screening, eligibility, and provision of information to facilitate effective informed consent or assent

· Responsible for recording, reporting and escalating adverse drug reactions and adverse events, according to study protocol and Clinical Trial Regulations

· Responsible for the processing and shipment of biological samples

· Collaborating with any investigations and subsequent management

· Contribute to research governance processes including critical incident reporting in line with standard operating procedures (SOPs)

· Ensure clear and accurate records and documentation to support and record all research activity using databases, software and electronic health care records as required

· Work collaboratively with data managers and clinical research monitors to ensure timely resolution of data queries

· Investigator Site File maintenance

· Participate in audits and inspections as required

· Support and execute all activities in line with ISO standards where relevant (ISO 9001:2015)

· Effective management of resources

· Work in a variety of settings including hospital, community settings, possibly as a lone-worker, to meet the demands of studies

· All relevant training completed in a timely manner

· Development and utilisation of trackers and spreadsheet tools to support study delivery to timelines

Professional and Clinical

· To work within professional guidelines and in a manner consistent with the NMC code

· Ensure safeguarding principles are adhered to

· Develop a full understanding of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems

· Ensure adherence to NWEH policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

· Promote research by effective collaboration and communication with departments both within NWEH and with external organisations

· Appropriate escalation of any issues which may affect delivery of the study within specified timelines

· Awareness of current trends and developments within global clinical research


· Participate in own personal development and review process and revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC). Act in a manner consistent with The Code NMC (2015) carrying out the role in accordance with locally agreed policies and procedures

· Complete mandatory training, identify own learning needs and educational opportunities


· To provide mentorship and support for other and new staff members and assist in orientation/induction

· Support for CTL/Management

· Support NWEH in delivering objectives

· Attend and contribute to clinical team meetings

· Be actively involved in promoting NWEH clinical research

Person Specification

Essential skills:


· Registered Nurse NMC Level 1

Experience and Skills

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills

· Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and concise manner

· Evidence of continuous professional development

· Able to work autonomously and as a team player

· Meticulous attention to detail and high level of accuracy

· Demonstrable IT skills

· Flexible working

· Highly motivated with the ability to organise own work and meet deadlines

· Clean driving licence

· Willing to use own car (mileage recompensed following policy) and insure car for business use


· Knowledge of regulations and governance in clinical research including EU directives and ICH GCP requirements

Desirable skills:


· 1st level degree or studying towards

Experience and Skills

· Experience working in Primary Care

· Experience working in Clinical Research

· Presentation skills

· Venepuncture


· A high level of IT understanding will be a distinct advantage


· Competitive Salary

· 27 days annual leave

· Flexible working hours

· Modern offices in Central Manchester

· Positive and supportive environment

· Access to training resources

· Access to collaborative work space

· Stakeholder Pension
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