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Blood Cancer UK • London/Hybrid

Clinical Trials Support Nurse

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £42,000 - £45,000 / year

Remote-first – With Office Locations

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Our mission is to beat blood cancer within a generation. Clinical trials play an important part in finding more effective and kinder treatments that support this aim. We are looking for a registered nurse to join us as a Clinical Trials Support Nurse in our innovative Clinical Trials Support Service. You’ll be delivering high quality information and support to those looking to enter a blood cancer clinical trial. This role will bring huge value to the blood cancer community.
Ideally, you’ll have extensive haemato-oncology experience either as a research / clinical trials / specialist nurse.
We welcome applications to work full time or part time(minimum 28 hours and or job share, please specify the hours you wish to work in your cover letter. Applications for this role will be reviewed as soon as they are received so please note that we may bring forward the closing date at our discretion.

Key Responsibilities

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Service Delivery

  • Independently maintain own caseload of patients seeking enrolment into clinical trials; this includes assessing, educating, and objectively presenting information to patients or family members about available treatment options, including clinical trials
  • Be available for support throughout people’s experience in a clinical trial.
  • Liaise with the Data Officer to ensure data is up to date and robust.
  • Support with the continuous promotion and marketing of the services, working to ensure that patients, clinicians and researchers are aware of and accessing the service
  • Collaborate with our existing Support Services to educate and support patients and family members in their efforts to understand their diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Serve in a consulting role to the Support Services and the wider organisation about clinical trials including leading on and delivering teaching sessions
  • Maintain/increase knowledge and understanding of haematologic cancers, blood and bone marrow transplant and psychosocial aspects of living with cancer and ensure professional and personal development in line with maintaining NMC registration
  • Contribute to continual process improvement of clinical trial support procedures
  • Occasionally travel to national oncology/haematology meetings across the UK

Service Development

  • Work with the Clinical Trials Support Service team in developing and extending the service, supporting improved understanding of and access to clinical trials
  • Support with developing the knowledge of and access to trials in audiences we are not currently reaching, especially those from minoritised groups
  • Support with establishing effective working relationships with clinical staff across the UK, trials centre staff and pharmaceutical companies to understand the trials landscape
  • Support with the development of effective policies and procedures to ensure the safe and effective running of this service
  • Support with the sourcing of promotional materials and web content to market the service both online and offline
  • Support with the development of peer-to-peer support services for our blood cancer community around clinical trials
  • Contribute to key project work across the organisation that is related to clinical trials including but not limited to Blood Cancer Action Plan and BMS project
  • Contribute to cross organisational aims and objectives, with particular focus on strategic aims supporting access to clinical trials such as Impactful Research, but also wider strategy workstreams that will impact on the service, in particular Audience and Service Transformation project.

THINGS WE ALL DO

  • Promote Blood Cancer UK’s vision, mission and core values
  • We’re all fundraisers. This is slightly different for all roles, and your team will have fundraising KPIs and objectives we all work to
  • Attend and assist at Blood Cancer UK events and activities as required (NB this involves evening and weekend work)
  • Be an effective ambassador for Blood Cancer UK at any activity you attend
  • All staff are expected to adhere to Blood Cancer UK’s policies and procedures
  • Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Registered NMC nurse, with a commitment to maintaining registration
  • Substantial recent / current experience in haemato-oncology as a research / trials / nurse specialist
  • An understanding of the needs of people affected by blood cancer as well as their relatives and carers
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults needing support across different mediums
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of the NHS and the clinical trials landscape, as well as health and social care-related issues
  • Experience working in a team with mixed roles and experience
  • Working knowledge of data protection and safeguarding policies
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Understanding of the importance of regular service analysis and evaluation

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – Our maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 12 weeks at full pay, 12 weeks at half pay, followed by 15 weeks at the statutory rate.
Enhanced paternity leave – Our paternity leave offer is 6 weeks at full pay.
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – For the vast majority of our roles, there is no requirement to work from one of our offices. We meet up as an organisation at 2-4 in-person events each year, such as all-staff away days.
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – Our enhanced sick pay offer is: Up to two years’ service: 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay After two years’ service: 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Location
92%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
90%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
78%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
85%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Blood Cancer UK

Company employees

120

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

21:78:1

Office locations

London and Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Charity & Tech For Good

3rd – Charity & Tech For Good

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
1st – Charity & Tech For Good

1st – Charity & Tech For Good

Industry awards 2022

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