Research Nurse

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Job TypeFull Time

Main purpose of the job

Coordination of trial activities to ensure smooth running of the site including identifying eligible patients and providing nursing care through the treatment phase of the trial through to outcome assessment post-surgery

Key performance areas


Assist clinicians and hub colleagues in setting-up patient pathways
Support investigators to identify, screen and recruit eligible patients into the trial according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria
Ensure that all staff are aware of correct timepoints for patient visits and data collection
Ensure that 30 day follow up appointments are booked prior to discharge, and that patients are reminded of the need to return to hospital 30 days after their operation (prior to discharge, on receipt of follow up appointment date, and preferably shortly before 30-day appointment)
Be responsible for reporting serious adverse events in a timely manner at local level and escalate as appropriate
Assist in site audits and monitoring visits carried out by regulatory authorities or the Sponsor
Participate in and contribute to Hub general activities e.g. meetings, training etc
Travel to Spoke sites to assist with site initiation and on-site monitoring visits as necessary

Practice at all times within relevant regulatory frameworks (i.e. GCP guidelines), ensuring that each research subject’s needs are met
Comply with local institutions policies, procedures, standards and protocols, and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure these are observed
Provide ongoing advice and information to subjects
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all involved staff (investigators, nurses, data managers, hub manager, hub management team, etc)
Education and training

Consider the training and educational implications of the protocol and work with the hub management group to develop appropriate strategies to meet these in order to ensure the safe and accurate implementation of the study by self and others (i.e. development of new standard operating procedures and standards)
Maintain an up to date knowledge of information procedures and to train other health care professionals involved in patient management to work to the requirements of Good Clinical Practice
Participation in training of trial team members (i.e. medical students, hub manager, data manager, etc)
Required minimum education and training

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
Good Clinical Practice Certificate
Professional Body Registration

Registration with the South African Nursing Council
Required minimum work experience

Minimum 5 years Post Grad work experience with Clinical Trial exposure
Additional education, work experience and personal abilities

Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to communicate effectively on many levels (including via phone and email)
Ability to delegate and work through others
Very well organised, with good attention to detail and strict compliance to protocols
Excellent time management skills with an ability to plan and prioritise
Able to work independently, to prioritise their own workload to meet schedules and seek advice when necessary
Good IT skills and familiarity with MS Office applications
Willing to travel
Flexible, team-working attitude
Good skills in building and strengthening partnership
Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights/weekends flexibly to meet service needs
Fluent in English with excellent writing and communication skills
Valid Driver’s License

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