Lead Research Nurse

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Job Description NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society. ***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early*** This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Jean Bruce onor email or Dr Robert Gray and Dr Steve Cunningham and To enable the UK to be at the forefront of early phase Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research, the CF Clinical Trials Accelerator Platform (CTAP) is expanding to create a specialist sub-network of CTAP centres with expert knowledge and facilities to lead in the UK delivery of CF Early Phase Clinical Trials. This has led to an opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic research nurse, with either knowledge of managing patients with Cystic Fibrosis or Phase 1 Trial set-up experience, to be one of 6 posts across the UK. The following six CTAP centres were selected to receive funding for an Early Phase Trial Coordinator: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust * Cardiff and Vale Health Board * Central Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust * NHS Lothian (Edinburgh) - this post * Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust * University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust This specialist post will focus on early phase CF trials, working alongside the existing local CTAP Trial Coordinator/s and embedding themselves within the local clinical and research team to provide the CF community with access to early phase clinical trials. The post will optimise use of the CTAP Patient Identification Centre (PIC) model and collaborate with other CTAP Centres, CTAP Affiliate Centres and CF Centres to facilitate research referrals across the UK. The post holder will lead and manage the roll-out of early phase trial related training, mentorship and education to support teams from other CTAP centres to become 'phase 1 ready'. They will also manage and recruit participants into this unique study portfolio. The post is based in the Western General but there will be a portfolio of work at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (both in Edinburgh).

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