Clinical Research Nurse - Physician Assistant
Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.
As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.
Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.
We have a brand-new career opportunity available for Registered Nurse to join our Clinical Research unit in Nottingham as Clinical Research Nurse - Physician Assistant.
Clinical Research Nurse (Physician Assistant) will join Quotient’s Medical team and support the Clinical Research Physicians with certain medical aspects of Phase I-Ib/II activities.
You will support the Clinical Research Physicians with the screening of volunteers. This is the process determining volunteers’ eligibility to take part in a specific the study.
Key tasks and responsibilities include:
- Support physicians in the everyday running of studies, including the welfare of volunteers under the direction of Clinical Research Physicians and Principal Investigator (PI)
- Liaise with Clinical Research Physicians, the Principal Investigator (PI) of a study and members of the study teams about any medical or safety issues arising.
- Comply and adhere to GXP guidelines and regulations as required of this role
- Ensure study data is collected to a high quality in accordance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards
- Provide leadership and training to the nursing / screening team
- Ensure subject (volunteer) safety at all times
Other responsibilities include:
- Clinical duties e.g., collection of blood samples, taking blood pressure, ECGs etc. as required by resource allocations
- Support QA with general audits
- Confirm under the guidance of Principal Investigators, eligibility of volunteers before being invited for study specific screening as required.
- To carry out study specific informed consent.
- To prepare the script and carry out study specific information sessions, mainly by remote video recording as required
- Conduct screening to ensure subject eligibility for a specific study including:
- Taking a full medical history from volunteers
- Conducting or assisting clinical staff in the conduct of other study specific screening activities.
- Review and assess safety blood results against study specific protocols under the guidance of the Principal Investigators.
- Reviewing all information gathered at pre study visit and assist physicians in confirming volunteers’ eligibility to take part in a study
- To assist physicians with ward duties as applicable
- In the event of a medical emergency occurring during the course of a study, to assist the physicians and clinical staff with the management of the emergency as needed, or to take temporary responsibility for the other volunteers whilst the emergency is being dealt with
- Ensure volunteers’ health and welfare take priority
- Provide study specific training and support to the Clinical Operations team, prior to, during and after study days (as appropriate for the study) in order to ensure efficient execution of the study and acquisition of quality data.
- Review of study specific volunteer information and consent form and other relevant documentation in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and other relevant personnel
- Responsible for the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures relevant to the role.
The successful candidate will be a Registered General Nurse (RGN). Full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is required.
We are looking for a Nurse with previous experience working in a clinical environment. Phase I research experience is preferred, however ths is not esssential.
Other skills and experience required:
- Equavalent (or higher) nursing experience of NHS Band 6/7
- A minimum of Immediate Life Support trained with a view to becoming ALS trained
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and work to tight deadlines
- Excellent communcation skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent attention to detail
- Good documentation skills and IT literate
Typical working hours are Mon-Fri, 07:30/08:00 -16:00/16:30 with 30 minutes lunch breaks. No on calls duties or out of hours work commitment but flexibility is encouraged.
In return you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Quotient Sciences are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion.
We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusion in the workplace.
As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.