Research Nurse - Oncology

Research and Development

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa

Fixed term

We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

An exciting post has become available for a Research Nurse to work within the Oncology Research Department, based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, University Hospitals Dorset Trust.

The Oncology Research Department is very active at UHD offering trials in breast, colorectal, urology, upper GI, head and neck, skin and lung cancers. The post holder will work closely with the Senior Cancer Research Nurses, Cancer Nurse Specialists, Cancer Nurse Practitioners, and Consultants to manage clinical research trials in cancer.

The successful candidate would ideally have significant experience in oncology, and up to date knowledge of cancer treatments. Previous clinical research experience would also be an advantage. You will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients participating in clinical trials. This will involve the identification, recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will be required to prioritise your own workload and be responsible for the management of a caseload of clinical trial patients. You will be required to work autonomously and will also be responsible for identifying new Research opportunities, coordinating and managing a number of clinical trials.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate good communication skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team, be highly organised, flexible, have good attention to detail and have the ability to adapt your working day according to what opportunities arise.

The post will be predominantly working within the oncology team, however there will be a need to be flexible in your working approach, and to provide cross-cover and collaboration within the Division where required and possibly other Research Divisions.

This post is advertised as a Band 6 however if the successful applicant does not fulfil the person specification, we may offer it as a Band 5 with progression to a Band 6 when certain competencies are met – (we would expect this to occur within 6 -18 months).

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: 28th April 2022

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Emma Sharland

Job title Senior Research Nurse

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 6740

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-RG-10429

Closing Date: 2022-04-14

Interview Date: 28/04/2022

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