Lead Clinical Trials Nurse

University of Dundee - Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Day to Day Reporting to: Lindyanne Alexander, Senior Clinical Research Manager
Reporting Line Manager: Lindyanne Alexander, Senior Clinical Research Manager
Staff Supervision: Research Nurse Group
Duration of employment: 12 months in the first instance.

The University will be required to apply for a Disclosure Scotland Clearance Certificate for the successful applicant.

Role Purpose
The post offers an exciting opportunity for a nurse leadership role within an experienced research team, to assist the clinical research manager in the day to day management of a team of research nurses. The department has an active research programme, which includes clinical trials, several large epidemiological studies, and large randomised streamlined studies. You will be responsible along with the research manager for the supervision and co-ordination of the research nurses working on clinical trials in the department.

As a Registered General Nurse, you should have extensive research experience, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and experience in a management role.

The Division of Molecular & Clinical Medicine within the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee focuses on the pathogenesis and the treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, respiratory medicine and ageing and health.

MEMO specialises in Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs). An RCT (or randomized comparative trial) is a specific type of scientific experiment, and the preferred design for a clinical trial.

RCTs are often used to test the efficacy of various types of intervention within a patient population and may also provide an opportunity to gather useful information about adverse effects, such as drug reactions.

Principal Duties
The main duties of the post will be in:

Clinical Research Responsibilities – To work autonomously in the recruitment of patients to the unit’s portfolio of trials within NHS Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley. To provide clinical leadership within the research nursing team.

Lead for Nurse Education and Training - To assist in developing and implementing an education programme for the research nursing staff, covering both clinical training and research training. To coordinate the research nurses' workload and visiting schedules.

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