Clinical Research Nurse Critical Care and Anaesthesia

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:€53,969
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Post Date : 02-May-2024 Close Date : 26-May-2024

Job Title: Clinical Research Nurse Critical Care and Anaesthesia

Department: Anaesthesia

Reporting to: Prof Ger Curley, Head of Department of Anaesthesia (and/or nominee)

Location: Clinical Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital

Contract/Duration: Specified purpose contract for up to 2 years with possibility for renewal

Remuneration : €53,969

Closing Date : 26th May 2024

RCSI is a community of academic, research, clinical and professional staff working collaboratively to lead the world to better health. Here, you will thrive in an innovative and inclusive atmosphere and your personal development and wellbeing will be supported. We invite you to join us to help deliver on our exciting mission “To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health”. We seek candidates whose experience to date has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to the “Race Equality Action Plan 2021-2024” at RCSI. Our students come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. This makes our university stronger and ensures we hire the best talent.

For each of the last six years, RCSI has been positioned in the Top 300 of universities worldwide in the Times Higher World university Rankings. We are proud to announce that RCSI has ranked first in the world for “Good Health and Well-being” in the Times Higher Education #SDG Impact Rankings 2023. This reflects our commitment to supporting people of all ages to live healthy lives and our work to promote the concepts of well-being and positive health. Our values of Respect, Collaboration, Scholarship and Innovation continue to unite and direct our purpose.

About Our Research

RCSI recognises that excellence in research is critical to the quality of its educational activities, its credibility, and, overall, to its mission to enhance human health. RCSI's research strategy aims to build upon its strength in translational biomedical and clinical research to deliver transformational, high impact changes in health care. Targeting both Irish national and EU funding, along with increased collaboration with industry, is a major part of the RCSI research strategy. Forging increased collaboration between RCSI PIs and industry is of critical importance to achieving success in this area. RCSI is also committed to provide its researchers with the supports and developmental opportunities to enable them to continuously grow and support their overall career development.

Summary of Post

We are seeking a dynamic, flexible with a strong clinical skill set research nurse to support research trials in Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care. This position will involve working as part of the research team in the Department of Anaesthesia. The research nurse will support research trials based at the Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital. As part of this role research projects will range from investigator lead studies to clinical trials involving investigational medicinal products specifically related to Critical Care and Anaesthesia. The Clinical Research Nurse will play a vital role in the implementation, and coordination of clinical research studies.

Specifically, the duties of the post are:

  • To work to the RCSI CRC's standard operating procedures for clinical trials and academic research.

  • Be responsible for the coordination of studies, to include but not limited to: Screening and recruitment of study participants, performing study procedures, data collection, coordination of study visits and follow up and safety reporting.

  • Play an active role in driving and promoting clinical research projects in the ICU department.

  • Assist the Principal Investigator in delivering study training to ICU staff, including new research team members.

  • To ensure patient confidentiality and dignity is assured and maintained at all times during a clinical trial/research project.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of clinical research governance documentation.

  • Ensure that all hospital and RCSI governance procedures and approvals have been adhered to and are in place prior to the commencement of all research projects.

  • Prepare for Internal / Sponsor / HPRA audits as required.

  • Liaise with patients and their relatives (if appropriate) to inform them on the proposed research and standard treatment options.

  • Work with the Principal Investigator and the ICU staff in the conduct of the study in line with International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and the applicable regulations.

  • Some reasonable flexibility around working hours will be required in response to the varying demands of the post.

  • To carry out other duties as appropriate to the post as may be assigned from time to time by the Principle Investigator, appointee, CRC Director or CRC Director of Nursing.

  • Personal & Professional Development:

  • Participate in training programmes, workshops and continuing education activities relevant to the role

  • Pursue professional certifications and credentials to enhance expertise

  • Maintain professional registration

  • Take responsibility for own professional and competency development

  • Undertake mandatory training in accordance with CRC SOPs and relevant study protocols including ICH-GCP certification

  • Qualifications – Essential:

  • Must be registered with an appropriate division of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

  • Have successfully completed bachelor's degree level or above, nursing education

  • Knowledge & Experience – Essential:

  • Have relevant ICU experience

  • Have relevant experience post registration experience in acute hospital setting, ideally 3 years

  • Have good IT skills including Microsoft Office, email etc.

  • Evidence of organisation and project management skills

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Understand of research methodologies, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and regulatory requirements

  • Knowledge & Experience – Desirable:

  • Previous experience working as a clinical research nurse

  • Post graduate experience is a distinct advantage

  • Particular to this position:

  • Some flexibility around working hours will be required in response to the varying demands of the post
  • We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do submit an application — we'd love to hear from you.

    Application Process

    Please apply online through the RCSI careers portal on the closing date with your CV and cover letter.

    Informal Enquiries can be directed to Michelle Smyth [email protected] Please note we do not accept CVs directly.

    Employee Benefits

    RCSI make sure you have the resources you need to thrive by offering a wide range of benefits in areas including time away, finance, community, health, and well-being and insuring your financial future. Below are some additional benefits available to you as an RCSI employee:

  • Minimum of 20 days annual leave, plus an additional 6.5 Privilege days

  • Flexible/hybrid working options for colleagues across many roles

  • Additional leave options incl. paid maternity leave, paternity/parental leave, study leave

  • 7% Employer pension contribution

  • Onsite gym €10 per/mth incl. classes and PT sessions

  • Childcare support 20% discount at Giraffe

  • Free eye test and annual flu vaccination

  • TaxSaver commuter tickets and Bike to Work schemes

  • A site sustainability team focusing on the environmental initiatives; Green Campus Initiative '

  • Competitively priced café and restaurant

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion forums, and network groups

  • Employee assistance programme with Spectrum Life

  • Learning and Development training programmes incl. LinkedIn Learning for career progression

  • Discounted services incl. GP visits, 10% off dental, staff parking, mobile tariffs, Group Scheme discount on numerous brands

  • Sports and social club incl. yoga, Pilates, fitness classes, Zumba, running club, social evenings, Summer BBQ

  • Ticket Draws for events including; Rugby, Taste of Dublin, Dublin Horse Show, theatre, music & comedy events

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