Research Nurse – CRO – London – £30,000 to £40,000

We are currently recruiting for several Clinical Research Nurses to join the expanding team of a world leading, London based Clinical Trials organisation specialising in respiratory viruses. Our client is pioneering a human-based clinical trial platform to accelerate drug and vaccine development in respiratory and infectious diseases. Leveraging human disease models in flu, RSV, HRV and respiratory indications.

Main Responsibilities

  • To maintain and promote the safety and wellbeing of all subjects participating in a clinical trial within the regulatory frameworks of ICH GCP, other statutory instruments and NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Assist the senior team with the daily management and allocation of workload within the clinical environment
  • Involvement in preparing, planning and execution of daily clinical activities;
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to staff in the clinical environment. Ensure competence in performing their own and team’s daily tasks;
  • Supervision of new ancillary staff in the clinical environment as required;
  • Promote and adhere to Company SOP’s, protocols and Health and Safety Regulations; and
  • Support Clinical Support Specialists in performing clinical assessments as per protocol;
  • Perform nurse specific procedures as identified within the protocol;
  • Performs informed consent procedures as identified in the study protocol;
  • Completion of study related documents e.g. logs, source data and CRFs;
  • Adhere to Company SOPs, protocols and Health and Safety Regulations;
  • Use of expertise to input into the development of SOPS and other procedural documents;
  • Maintain subject safety at all times responding to emergencies as per internal SOP and national guidelines and protocols;
  • Monitoring and identification of the deteriorating subject, with appropriate escalation;
  • Responsible for the checking of emergency resuscitation equipment as per SOP/OIs;
  • Responsible for maintenance of medicines management within the clinical department as per SOP/OI;
  • Responsibility for the supervision of clinical staff in the screening unit as delegated by the Senior Research Nurse;
  • Identification of areas for service improvement;
  • Promotes a high standard of practice and care at all times

Skills & Experiences

  • Nursing qualification essential
  • NMC registration essential
  • Completed Immunisation and Vaccination (DPC Healthcare providers)
  • Certificate in basic or intermediate life support essential
  • Sound clinical knowledge
  • Competence in the recording of medical history, vital signs, ECG, phlebotomy etc essential
  • Knowledge of GCP and previous experience in a clinical trials setting essential
  • Good patient communication skills essential
  • Ability to work within the Team
  • Good time management skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to work with a degree of flexibility
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Competence in the recording of: medical history, vital signs, ECG, phlebotomy and the ability and willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to manage adverse events or clinical incidents
  • An understanding of ethical practice and confidentiality
  • Good IT skills including Word and Excel
  • Strong and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of ICH-GCP and regulatory standards
  • Willingness to learn additional skills
  • Ability to work independently and within the team
  • Positive and Supportive Team player
  • Previous experience managing the workload of a nursing team desirable