CRC Director of Clinical Research Nurse Education, Senior Clinical Research Nurse, RCSI Clinical Research Centre (CRC)

Summary of Post

Job Title: CRC Director of Clinical Research Nurse Education, Senior Clinical Research Nurse
Department: RCSI Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Beaumont Hospital Campus.
Reporting to: CRC Director of Nursing, CRC Director.
Location: RCSI Clinical Research Centre, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital
Contract/Duration Permanent, full-time.

39 hours per week (Normally within the hours of 08.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday as agreed – This role may require flexibility on occasion).

Remuneration: Up to €70,000, dependent on skills and experience

We now seek a Director of Research Nurse Education, Senior Clinical Research Nurse to join the RCSI CRC Team based on the Beaumont Hospital campus. The role will focus on delivery of Clinical Research Nurse Education through training, education, mentorship and practice development. The role will involve delivery and updating of GCP and CRC research courses, management of PPI in the CRC, organisation of training, mentorship and induction of Clinical Research Nurses (CRNs) based in the CRC, as well as delivery of clinical research studies.

This position involves clinical research nurses training and education, Patient and Public Involvement activities and clinical trial coordination and management. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinical research nurse who can demonstrate a keen interest in clinical research nurse training and education to become a key member of dynamic research team in an innovative and progressive research environment.

Specifically, the duties of the post are:

Education, training and mentorship activities

  • Organisation, management and delivery of in-person Good Clinical Practice and CRC clinical research courses.
  • Management of online GCP and CRC clinical research
  • Serve as point of contact for training queries and course
  • Update GCP and CRC clinical research courses content in line with applicable legislation and guidelines. Horizon scanning for changes in clinical research legislation to ensure course content is current and accurate.
  • Development and delivery of new clinical research courses as the need arises broadening the portfolio of clinical research courses available through RCSI.
  • Develop CRC short research courses in response to practice development needs and in line with applicable legislation and guidelines.
  • Maintain Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland course accreditation for GCP and CRC clinical research courses.
  • Maintain TransCelerate approval of GCP courses
  • Develop and deliver a marketing and promotion plan for the courses available to the College and Beaumont Hospital and externally to the wider clinical research community.
  • Work with the CRC Feasibility and Activation Manager and the CRC Director of Operations in the promotion and communication of the supports and services available in the CRC to the College and to Beaumont Hospital with a view to bringing more PI’s and research activity to the CRC.
  • Represent the RCSI CRC nationally on the Irish Research Nurses and Midwives Network (IRNM) and internationally on the UK CRF Network Training and Education
  • Organise training for CRC clinical research nurses applicable to their role, practice development and skill needs.
  • Organise / provide mentorship for new CRC clinical research nurses as
  • Supervise junior clinical research nurses in the delivery of their clinical research
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of CRC processes and procedures
  • Organise / provide induction training to CRC for all research staff based in the CRC appropriate to their Work closely with the RCSI CRC QRAM to ensure compliance with the CRC Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Record Education
  • Manage Education income and

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

  • Develop a CRC PPI strategic
  • Manage CRC PPI
  • Represent RCSI CRC on national PPI groups (such as IPPOSI, EUPATI National Platform, Health Research Charities Ireland, Irish Health Research Forum, PPI Ignite) and international groups such as the UK CRF Network.
  • Record PPI

Senior Clinical Research Nurse activities

  • Carry out other duties as appropriate to the post as may be assigned from time to time by CRC Director or CRC Director of Nursing (DON), including acting as Deputy to the CRC DON when required.
  • Be competent in the clinical duties delegated for the purpose of clinical research studies assigned or be willing to train. This may include all aspects, or some aspects of study coordination, from study start up to close out and archiving.
  • Provide nursing knowledge, expertise and care to patients participating in research studies
  • Adhere to data protection legislation and follow procedures to ensure confidentiality of the data collected for the purposes of clinical research studies.
  • Adhere to research protocols and standard operating procedures associated with clinical research studies assigned.
  • Where relevant, ensure that the processing and storage of biological samples meets the necessary requirements of the research protocol assigned.
  • Where relevant, ensure that investigational medicinal product management and administration meets the requirements of the research protocol.
  • Adhere to International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and the applicable regulations in the conduct of research studies.
  • Ensure effective communication and liaison with other research staff within the department and the hospital.
  • Play an active role in driving and promoting clinical research studies
  • Take responsibility for maintenance of clinical research governance documentation, including: site files, case record forms and applicable source data documents.
  • Play an active role in the ethics, regulatory and hospital study approval processes when required
  • Ensure that all hospital and RCSI CRC governance procedures and approvals are adhered to and are in place prior to the commencement of clinical research studies assigned.
  • Adhere to the standard operating procedures and policies for Beaumont Hospital, the Clinical Research Centre QMS and RCSI.
  • Participate in CRC safety, management and quality assurance activities as assigned.

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