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Greater Manchester COVID-19 Research Hub Staff Roles

 

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Roles and example duties

Below are a list of roles and example key duties/tasks. We hope this supports you in making your decision about the role you could potentially play. If you need to discuss this, please make contact via researchsupport.crngm@nihr.ac.uk before completing the Expression of Interest form.


Administration / Reception

Responsibilities may include: Sample running; Booking appointments; Pre-screening calls; Participant packs; Responding to queries; Chaperone.

Allied Health Professional (Band 5)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered – may be needed to provide Clinical Support.
Responsibilities may include: Chaperone; Physical observations; Venesection; Vaccine preparation; Vaccine administration; IMP management; IMP runner; Recovery; Post-dose observation; Symptomatic visit; Swabbing; Urinalysis; Pregnancy testing.

Clinical Research Practitioner

Responsibilities may include: Pre-screening telephone calls; Visit booking; Appointment reminders; Appointment confirmation emails; Weekly text reminders; Volunteer query resolution; Data entry; Provide instruction on diary / swabbing; Physical observations; Venesection; Urinalysis; Pregnancy testing; Pack preparation; Recovery; Post-dose observation.

Clinical Trials Administrator

Responsibilities may include: Pre-screening telephone calls; Visit booking; Appointment reminders; Appointment confirmation emails; Volunteer payments; Weekly text reminders; Volunteer query resolution; Data entry; Volunteer pack preparation; Chaperone.

Doctor (Medic)

Responsibilities may include: Eligibility check; Consent; Physical examination; Diary / symptom review; Blood test / GP letter review; Symptomatic physical exams; Medical cover for reactions; 24 hour study phone (clinical queries from volunteers); Recovery area (if needed).

Healthcare Assistant

Pre-screening telephone calls; Visit booking; Appointment reminders; Appointment confirmation emails; Weekly text reminders; Volunteer query resolution; Physical observations; Venesection; Urinalysis; Pregnancy testing; Pack preparation; Recovery; Post-dose observation; Chaperone.

Healthcare Scientist

Responsibilities may include: On site sample receipt; Processing and management; GM waste.

Nursing Associate

Depending on experience, responsibilities may include: Chaperone; Physical observations; Venesection; Vaccine preparation; Vaccine administration; IMP management; IMP runner; Recovery; Post-dose observation; Symptomatic visit; Swabbing; Urinalysis; Pregnancy testing. 

Nurse (Band 5)

Responsibilities may include: Chaperone; Physical observations; Venesection; Vaccine preparation; Vaccine administration; IMP management; IMP runner; Recovery; Post-dose observation; Symptomatic visit; Swabbing; Urinalysis; Pregnancy testing. 

Nurse (Band 6) (Clinical Research Experience needed)

Responsibilities may include: Informed consent; Symptom checking; Data entry; Physical observations; Randomisation; Vaccine preparation; Vaccine administration; IMP management; IMP runner; Provide instruction on diary / swabbing; Symptomatic visits (sampling, data entry, observation); Recovery; Follow up; Oversight; Chaperone; Observations; Data entry; Venesection; Post-dose observation; Symptomatic visit; Swabbing; Urinalysis; Pregnancy testing. 

Pharmacist

Responsibilities may include: Pharmacy; Dispensing; IMP management; IMP runner.

Pharmacy Technician

Responsibilities may include: Duties according to clinical trial Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Dispensing; Unblinded drug preparation.

Study Support Assistant (healthcare student)

Responsibilities may include: Pre-screening telephone calls; Visit Booking; Appointment Reminders; Appointment confirmation emails; Weekly text reminders; Chaperone; Volunteer pack preparation; Physical observations.

Study Support Volunteer

Responsibilities may include: Pre-screening telephone calls; Visit booking; Appointment reminders; Appointment confirmation emails; Weekly text reminders; Chaperone; Volunteer pack preparation.