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We are currently undergoing a significant expansion and are looking for highly skilled, innovative, and enthusiastic people to join our growing team.

This is the opportunity to join an organisation at the leading edge of disruptive clinical trials utilising electronic healthcare data to unlock the value for the benefit of patients whilst enabling informed decision making to support and empower new models of clinical trial delivery.

About NorthWest EHealth

We pride ourselves on generating a positive atmosphere as we believe a happy team is a great team. We know that a fantastic working environment promotes innovation, creativity and collaboration. We respectfully challenge and we pride ourselves on employing those who can think outside of the box to help us to continue to deliver the high quality service that puts our customers first whilst understanding the importance of data confidentiality, which keeps the patients at the heart of all we do.

Aside from providing you with an innovative and collaborative atmosphere created by our friendly staff. We can also offer you a number of fantastic benefits...

Benefits

  • Modern offices in the Bright Building on the Manchester Corridor
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Childcare vouchers
  • A workplace pension
  • Access to training
  • 27 days holiday
Sam Harber

It’s good to work for a company that is doing something truly ground-breaking that improves patient outcomes – that is something I can really get behind.

There’s a lot of trust between everyone at NWEH, you can talk to anyone about anything, and it makes for a much better working environment.

Sam Harber - Systems Administrator - NorthWest EHealth

Available positions

Research Nurse

Overview

Job Details

Clinical Research Nurse

Reports to: Senior Research Nurse

Accountable to: Chief Operating Officer

Salary: 27,354-37,089

Contract: Fixed term 12 months, with view to extend. Start Jan 2019

Location: 2nd Floor Bright BuildingManchester Science Park, Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6GZ. Although based at the Bright Building, it is anticipated that much of the role will be field based (primarily across Greater Manchester and the North of England)

Company summary

NorthWest EHealth (NWEH) is a limited company formed following a successful partnership between the University of Manchester, Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Salford Clinical Commissioning Group. Our customers are pharmaceutical companies and technology partners as well as NHS and government. We work collaboratively with partners to develop innovative ways of delivering improvements in health care and research. Major projects have included recruiting patients to studies, enabling ground-breaking real-world clinical trials and delivering real-time drug safety monitoring throughout trials. NWEH provides a highly creative and collaborative work environment, where knowledge sharing and team work are key to success. NWEH models its structure on a flat organisation, in which every voice is heard and collaboration across teams is key.

Job Summary

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 and sponsor companies to manage trial protocols and ensure high quality research with a commitment to 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.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Research

  • Ensure that all research is delivered in accordance with ICH GCP guidelines http://ichgcp.net/2-the-principles- of-ich-gcp-2 and the Research Governance Framework http://www.hra.nhs.uk/resources/research-legislation-and-governance/research-governance-frameworks
  • 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
  • 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 assessment, 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
  • 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

Professional and Clinical

  • To work within professional guidelines and in a manner consistent with the NMC code
  • Ensure safeguarding principles are adhered to
  • Ensure adherence to NWEH policies and standard operating procedures
  • Promote research by effective collaboration and communication with departments both within NWEH and with other organisations to ensure that participants have a positive experience
  • Appropriate escalation of any issues which may affect delivery of the study within specified timelines
  • Awareness of current trends and developments within research

Education

  • 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

Leadership

  • To provide mentorship and support for other staff members and assist in orientation of new staff
  • Support for Senior Research Nurse/Management
  • Support clinical team in delivering NWEH objectives
  • Attend and contribute to clinical team meetings
  • Be actively involved in promoting NWEH research

Person Specification

Essential

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse NMC Level 1

Experience and Skills

  • 2 years registered nurse
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Able to work autonomously and as a team player
  • Venepuncture
  • 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)

Knowledge

  • Research knowledge of regulations and governance in clinical research including EU directives and ICH GCP requirements

Desirable

Qualifications

  • 1st level degree or studying towards
  • Teaching experience
  • Previous experience of delivering clinical research studies
  • Experience working in Primary Care

Experience and Skills

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of NHS Research and Development, the pharmaceutical industry and relevant information sciences

Key details

Salary: £27,354-£37,089

Application Deadline: 28/09/2018

Based: NorthWest

The next steps

Please complete our application form and send it to us along with your CV and covering letter.


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How to apply

To apply for any roles above, please apply using the application form, with a covering letter detailing how you are suitable for the role, to jobs@nweh.co.uk

We welcome speculative applications, please forward your CV for consideration to above email address and we’ll be in touch when new positions become available.

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