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  1. 1. THE ROYAL MARSDEN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LONDON AND SURREY1. JOB DETAILS:Job Title: Research Nurse in GastroenterologyGrade: Band 7Location: Chelsea and SuttonResponsible to: Dr. Andreyev, consultant gastroenterologist in pelvic radiationdiseaseManagerially andProfessionally accountable to: Senior Nurse, Clinical TrialsKey working relationships: Dr. Jervoise Andreyev Professor Christine Norton Dr.Clare Shaw, consultant dietitian Clinical nurse lead for medicine Research Fellows, department of gastroenterology Sister, endoscopy unit Amyn Lalji, research assistant and data manager2. JOB SUMMARYThis is an innovative research post for a nurse with experience in luminal gastroenterology to assess,investigate and manage patients with gastrointestinal symptoms which persist after treatment forcancer, particularly those with radiation-induced injury and to run and develop studies which willassess the benefit of nurse-lead interventions in these patients. The post-holder will receiveappropriate training in post and ongoing support both at the Royal Marsden Hospital and at St. Mark’sHospital. S/he will work as a self-directed practitioner. • • • • •JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 1
  2. 2. 1. 2.3. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY3.1 Research (Clinical Research Co-ordination)3.1.1 To assist in the running of this and other clinical trials and research undertaken in the unit, maintaining an accurate account of the status of the projects.3.1.2 To assist with the organisation and implementation of clinical trials, and liaising closely with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate a co-ordinated approach to patient care.3.1.3 To ensure that proposed research projects for which the post-holder has responsibility are registered and reviewed by the Trust’s R & D department and Research Ethics Committee (REC) prior to commencement and that updates and amendments are reported in a timely fashion. To liaise with the multidisciplinary team to promote and oversee the appropriate referral and recruitment of patients to research trials within the unit for which the post holder has a designated responsibility.3.1.6 To ensure that all ICH GCP required documentation is kept in a clearly trackable system and is stored in an appropriate manner for the appropriate length of time.3.1.7 To establish and maintain good channels of communication within the research team, with other departments within the Trust and with other relevant organisations including non-commercial bodies and pharmaceutical sponsors.3.1.8 To safeguard the integrity of the trial by ensuring compliance with ICH GCP guidelines.3.1.9 To be able to work unsupervised in all areas of practice related to clinical research trials.3.1.10 To co-ordinate arrangements required for patients undergoing specialist investigations as part of the research protocol.JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 2
  3. 3. 3.1.11 To assess the patient prior to trial treatment, monitor the patient receiving trial treatment and follow the patient up on completion of trial treatment as required by the protocol.3.1.12 To collect and accurately record data in accordance with the requirements of the trial protocol.3.1.13 To take part in other research studies as appropriate.3.1.14 To disseminate research data by preparing and presenting posters or research papers for presentation at meetings, conferences and publication.3.1.15 To participate in the design and preparation of research protocols, patient information sheets and other documentation associated with clinical trials, ensuring that these are reviewed and updated as required.3.1.16 To contribute to the development of clinical and research policies and procedures and to monitor and review them. • • • •3.2 Clinical3.2.1 To provide advice, information and education to patients/volunteers with regard to their participation in clinical research in order to facilitate effective informed consent, ensuring the patient (or where appropriate the parent/ guardian or next of kin) fully understands the nature of the clinical trial, of voluntary entry to the clinical trial and freedom to withdraw at any time without prejudice to treatment.3.2.2 To act as a support for patients and relatives throughout the trial, providing information as well as physical, spiritual and emotional support where necessary, and referring to other healthcare professionals where appropriate.3.2.3 To monitor patients appropriately who are taking part in the clinical trial(s).3.2.4 To establish and maintain good working relationships with supporting clinical services.3.2.5 To monitor treatment toxicity and/or side effects and to take appropriate action to reduce the effects of treatment as necessary.JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 3
  4. 4. 3.2.6 To report and record any adverse events and serious adverse events that occur whilst the patient is being treated on a clinical trial.3.2.7 To work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team and to contribute to the ongoing development of the clinical unit by acting as a role model for staff in areas related to clinical trials.3.2.8 To ensure the safe administration of all treatments and drugs that are given within the context of a clinical trial.3.2.9 To work within the NMC Code of Conduct and within your individual scope of professional conduct.3.2.10 To inform the principal investigator of any changes that would affect patient care or have implications on resources.3.2.11 To attend out-patients clinics, ward rounds and meetings as required in order to facilitate patient care and maintenance of trials.3.2.12 To set up a nurse led clinic in order to support and educate new and follow-up patients in the trial who have experienced radiation induced problems with the support of the Senior Clinician/Principle Investigator3. Management • • To take responsibility for the management of the band 6 research nurse in the gastroenterology research team and to act as a resource to ensure that they optimise their clinical research skills and potential.3.3.3 To work closely with the Senior Nurse, Clinical Trials to ensure that best practice is achieved.3.3.4 To be responsible for the co-ordination of annual and all other leave for the band 6 research nurse in the research team, ensuring minimal disruption to the service provided by this team to patients and the wider Directorate.3.3.5•JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 4
  5. 5. • To be aware of, and participate in, any relevant strategies and frameworks within The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that the practice and profession of nursing is taken forward for the benefit of the patient and their family. To promote a safe working environment. Education • • • • •3.4.1 To keep up to date with relevant statutory developments for the management of clinical research ensuring timely and effective implementation of any required changes.3.4.2 To keep up to date with research or clinical developments relevant to the care of patients in the clinical area.3.4.3 To educate and update staff working in the particular clinical area or research team about current and forthcoming clinical trials, including treatment administration, potential side effects, and monitoring required.3.4.4 To participate in Trust wide education programmes, study days, courses, meetings or conferences as identified in their Personal Development Plan and deemed appropriate for their professional development by their line manager.3.4.5 To participate in an annual appraisal process with their line manager.3.4.6 To contribute to the induction and orientation of new research nurses to the Trust.3.4.7 To take responsibility for developing and sustaining their own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with P.R.E.P in areas such as current advances in cancer treatments, research and nursing practice and to use this knowledge to maintain the highest standard of care for patients with cancer.3.5 Post specific3.5.1 To ensure that any blood samples required for pharmacokinetic analysis as part of a clinical trial are collected and processed as required in the study protocol.JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 5
  6. 6. 4. GENERAL4.1. The post holder has personal responsibility for safety as outlined in the Trust’s safety policy and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.4.2. This job description is a reflection of the present position and is subject to review and alteration in detail and emphasis in the light of future changes or developments.5. CONFIDENTIALITY5.1. All information concerning patients and staff must be held in the strictest of confidence and may not be divulged to any unauthorised person at any time, unless to do so is in the best interest of the individual. In this instance the post holder should be appropriately advised by a Senior Manager. A breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Trusts disciplinary procedure and may lead to dismissal.5.2. Computer data should only be accessed if this has been authorised and is necessary as part of your work. Unauthorised access to computer data or helping others to access such data will result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Trust’s disciplinary procedure and may lead to dismissal.5.3. The post holder must abide by the requirements of the Data Protection Act (1984) at all times.6. NO SMOKINGThe Trust had implemented a No Smoking policy which applies to all staff.7. STANDARDS OF DRESSAll staff are expected to abide by the Trust’s guidance to staff on standards of dress.8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESAll staff are to abide by and promote the Trust’s Equal Opportunities policy.9. QUALITY ASSURANCEIt is the post holder’s responsibility to ensure that they are fully aware of the location and content of allthe Trust’s policies and procedures and comply with these as relevant to the performance of theirrole. Trust employees have responsibility to ensure that all data collection performed either directly orby supervised staff is accurate and timely and is in accordance with any local procedures.10. EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE AGREEMENT OF JOB DESCRIPTIONJob description agreed by post holder (employee)Name……………………………………………...Signature…………………………………………. Date…………………………………Job description agreed by Line ManagerName………………………………………..JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 6
  7. 7. Signature………………………………………… Date……………………………………March 2007JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 7
  8. 8. THE ROYAL MARSDEN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST Employee specification Research Nurse in Gastroenterology Band 7 Candidates must be able to demonstrate Essential/ Assessed by Desirable Physical: Smart appearance; Good health/attendance records; Essential Interview Fitness for duties. Essential App. Form / Reference Essential Occupational Health Attainments: First level registration; Essential App. Form Post registration gastroenterology qualification or Essential App. Form equivalent relevant qualification; Relevant first degree Essential App. Form MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or working towards Desirable App. Form Non Medical Prescriber Desirable App. Form Physical Assessment Course Desirable App. Form Basic computer literacy; Essential Competence in research orientated PC software Desirable App. Form (Access, Excel, SPSS); App. Form/Interview Research methods education; Essential Essential App.Form/Interview Evidence of Continuing Professional Development. App. Form / Interview Experience: Qualified for at least 5 years; Minimum of 2 years relevant experience as a senior Essential App. Form staff nurse Band 6 or above working in a clinical Essential App. Form / Interview environment; Experience of managing patients with cancer Previous experience in nutrition or endoscopy or GI App. Form / Interview physiology, Essential Experience of co-ordinating LREC / COREC App Form / Interview submissions Personal and leadership management experience. Essential App Form / Interview App Form / Interview Desirable Essential Special Aptitude & Disposition: Proven experience of team leadership and team building Essential Interview / Reference initiatives;JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 8
  9. 9. Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage Essential Interview / Reference multiple projects at various stages of development & organisation; Excellent cross-disciplinary/interagency communication Essential Interview / Reference skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships; Ability to appraise junior staff through performance review Ability to initiate and drive original research; Essential Interview Confident and articulate; Essential Interview / Reference Essential Interview / Reference Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise; Ability to innovate and respond to change; Essential Interview / Reference Essential Interview / Reference Able to work unsupervised. Essential Interview / Reference Circumstances: Essential Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet service Interview / Reference needs; Essential Ability to work across sites if required. Interview The above attributes have been identified to be necessary for this post and will be used when short listing candidates THE ROYAL MARSDEN NHS TRUST London & Surrey TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTJob Title: Research Nurse, GastroenterologyGrade: Band 7Terms and Conditions: Trust Terms and Conditions of employment applySalary Scale/Details: £26,269-£36,416 per annumOther Allowances: High Cost Area Supplement 20% (Max: £5,638)Hours of Duty: 37.5 hours per weekLocation: Based Fulham Road, London: Cross Site (London and Surrey)JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 9
  10. 10. NOTICE PERIOD: 12 weeksHOLIDAYS:The postholder will be entitled to 27 days annual leave and 8 public holidays.SUPERANNUATION:Employees are responsible for making their own arrangements. You may decide to contract out of theGovernment Pension Scheme which is called SERPS and either join a Private Pension Plan, or theNHS Superannuation Scheme.NON-PAY BENEFITS:The Trust offers a range of non-pay benefits including sports and social facilities and interest freeloans for travel card.METHOD OF PAYMENT:Monthly direct credit transfer into bank or building society.NOTE: All salary & allowance figures are for full-time equivalentsHuman Resources03 December 2010JD – Research Nurse Band 7 Gastroenterology April 2007 10