*Fixed term contract / secondment opportunity for 12 months*
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Research & Innovation Department for an enthusiastic individual to join our research team to support the recruitment of patients and staff into clinical trials. Almost 2000 patients are recruited here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals into interventional and non-intervenational national and international trials. Patients who enter trials do better than patients who don’t, even if they get the standard treatment. Come and join our team and be at the forefront of medical advances!
You must be flexible, self-motivated and hard working with the ability to manage a mixed workload effectively to cope with tight deadlines and conflicting demands - whilst recognising your own limitations.
This role requires excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively with people of all levels from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
You need to have an enquiring mind with a good basic level of education with a minimum of NVQ level 2 or equivalent relevant health care/ life science qualification and a minimum of five O/GCSE's (Grade 9 - 4), or equivalent, including English.
You will be expected to undertake training as necessary to gain competency to recruit patients into non-interventional clinical studies; to perform venepuncture and process samples as per trial protocols, carry out clinical observations, assist patients in completing trial questionnaires, identify relevant clinical data and enter into paper and electronic case report forms, maintain patient trial milestone spreadsheets and all other duties to support the research nurses in identifying, recruiting and providing on-going care for patients within individual trial protocols.
Approximately 50% of your time will be with desk based activities essential in clinical research whilst the other time will be seeing patients in clinics or on the wards.
The post will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site, however regular travel will be required to The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford to support studies and clinics.
Please see the job description for full details of the role and person specifications for the requirements of the post.
If you are interested in the post we recommend you contact our department to make arrangements to come and meet us and see what we do
Flexible working hours will be considered.