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Clinical Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult Hematology - Oncology
Band 6
Fixed Term for 3 years
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
16/11/2018 23:59

Are you interested in an exciting career in clinical research?

At Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that we care for our staff as much as our patients.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. For our nurses, it means the chance to gain diverse experience in pioneering teams.

We’re looking for a Clinical Research Nurse for 3 year fixed term contract, to coordinate, facilitate and deliver Haematology clinical research studies within Adult Haematology (Oncology) based at Manchester Royal Infirmary.  

You’ll be joining the Adult Haematology research team, a diverse team of experts at MFT who provide high quality care and support all patients taking part in research.

The Adult Haematology - Oncology research team is located at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) within the The University Department of Clinical Haematology.  The department provides comprehensive secondary and tertiary referral services for haematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation, in the North West of England with a catchment population of five million.  The department provides services for the management of acute/chronic leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, AL amyloidosis, myeloproliferative disorders and bone marrow failures. There is an active stem cell transplant program for both autologous and allogeneic transplants; approximately 150 stem cell transplants are carried out annually, including matched / mismatched related and unrelated donor transplants, as well as alternative donor transplants such as haplo-identical and cord blood transplants. It is the regional centre for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation with dialysis dependent renal failure and multiple sclerosis.

The Clinical Research team work closely with all medical and nursing staff within the department and have an active trials portfolio. Over the past 10 years the unit has seen an expansion in clinical trials across all phases but in particular in early phase 1 & 2 trials. High recruitment in trials across all diseases and phases is regularly achieved and the unit is a recognised top/high-recruiting centre for a number of ATIMP/SCT, AML and myeloma trials. With such a strong recruitment track record to transplant specific trials the unit was recently awarded IMPACT status (one of 10 UK centres) and has seen investment through iMatch (one of 3 successful INNOVATE UK bids) for the development of a network to provide access to ATMP/IECs. It is also part of the Myeloma Research Alliance (Myeloma UK).

Our Research and Innovation Division is dedicated to driving continuous improvement in the care our patients receive through clinical research. We support some 300 principal investigators, who undertake research across a diverse range of clinical areas, spread across seven hospitals and community services, to deliver improved diagnostics, treatments and devices for patients in Manchester and beyond. 

MFT has a large research portfolio, with excellent facilities and internationally renowned researchers; we have a global reputation for conducting and delivering pioneering research.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Nurse who is capable of contributing to the development of research within our Adult Haematology research team.

You will take a proactive approach in managing clinical research studies including developing study procedures and practice, gaining consent and approvals and recruiting patients, alongside clinical duties including providing the highest quality patient care and collecting samples. In addition to this, you may need to coordinate with other sites within the UK, and this may occasionally require traveling. 

You will be instrumental in implementing study objectives and will provide dedicated support to ensure that studies are delivered to time and target. You will be the main point of contact for study principal investigators, sponsors and patients and so effective communication and team working skills are essential. You will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken at MFT safeguards the well-being of patients and is undertaken within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. You will also have opportunities to showcase your work and will at all times be an ambassador of research at MFT, at internal and external events. 

Prior clinical research nursing experience is not essential, but advantageous. You will be educated to a degree level; you will have experience of nursing in a Haematology Oncology setting and have First Level registration RN (adult).

A comprehensive training and an induction programme will be provided. We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training. Opportunities for developing new research and clinical skills are available and actively encouraged.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

A visit is highly recommended if you are interested in this post, please contact   

Vicki Conroy (Senior Clinical research Nurse- Adult Hematology) 0161 276 4178 or email 

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987