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Vacancy details

Closing date: 31 January 2022

Haematology Research Nurse - Dorset

  • Job Type: Fixed term (23 months)
  • Working pattern: Full time / Part time
  • Pay Scheme: Agenda for change
  • Pay Band: 6
  • Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery
  • Registered Specialty/Function: Research Nurse
  • Salary:£32,306.00 - £39,027.00 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a nurse to join our research team in haematology to initiate and manage National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studies and commercial trials. Based at the Poole Hospital site of University Hospitals Dorset, you will be an integral part of the Research and Development Department and therefore may also be required to support other research teams where necessary, including working on Covid studies if required.

This is a full-time post, although part time would be considered. It is currently for a fixed-term 23 months contract, then for review.

The Research Nurse works closely with the wider research team and the clinical multi-disciplinary teams. You will work under the guidance of the Senior Research Nurse and the Lead Research Nurse, working collaboratively with a wider team of research nurses across UHD. This role entails direct contact with patients in ward and outpatient environments.

We are looking for a self-motivated nurse to coordinate clinical trials; identifying, recruiting and supporting patients through the research process, as well as providing support as necessary to study teams and clinicians (medical and nursing).

Current experience in a haematology or oncology is necessary, as is the ability to work autonomously. Experience as a Research Nurse is desirable.

Competence in the use of a variety of IT systems, including Microsoft Office and a range of databases is essential.

This job will involve:

  • Provision of a high quality specialist research nursing service to inpatients & outpatients working as part of the wider research and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Screening and recruitment of patients for trials, including consenting.
  • Management of research trials (including drug trials and trials of clinical devices).
  • Working with the Research and Development Department to ensure compliance with local and national regulatory requirements.
  • Further development of clinical research knowledge and project management skills.
  • Provision of the optimum service and quality of care for each patient and family, maintaining confidentiality and trust
  • Working as part of the wider research community within the Wessex Clinical Research Network

This post offers a fantastic development opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with an interest in research to develop or build their research career. This may also suit a band 5 nurse interested in development.

Please see the Person Specification for full criteria requirements.

You will be based at the Poole Hospital site of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust in the ward and office environment and other areas of the hospital. You may occasionally be required to work in other areas of the Trust. There will be collaboration with other Acute Trusts within Dorset. You will be expected to attend meetings away from the hospital using own methods of transport.

Currently the working hours are Monday-Friday daytime hours, and some flexibility is required. Exact working days to be discussed.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Apply on the NHS Jobs website.

Closing Date: 31/01/2022

Provisional interview date: week commencing 14/02/2022