hVIVO - Whitechapel

Research Nurse (Project Specific, Part time) - Bank

Job Location UK-London
Position Type
Bank/Zero Hours


This is an exciting opportunity for a part time Research Nurse to join our team at our FluCamp site in London, E1. As a Research Nurse you will support the Clinical Trial Centre with, day to day planning and execution of a clinical study screening. 


hVIVO conducts human challenge studies offering services to both pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies using a range of different clinical trial methodologies across differing viral challenges. The end goal of our clinical trials is to potentially eradicate common illnesses like the common cold and flu completely – or at least make treatment of them as easy and effective as possible. Volunteers are central to the work that we do. Our studies focus on testing new treatments on real people, in a safe, controlled, clinical environment.


The Research Nurse plays a key role in the provision of nursing support and duties for optimal study delivery from clinical start-up to clinical close out as either an individual contributor, performing study coordinator duties on trials, or as a line manager to the support roles. 


This role is to work on a specific trial covering particular duties. There are two specific shift patterns Monday to Sunday for a three (3) month period starting from early July. You would not be required to work both shifts in the same day.


AM Shift – 08:00/09:00 – 12:00/13:00

PM Shift – 20:00/21:00 – 00:00/01:00


(Note the above hours have an hours' variation as this will be determined closer to the time). There is transport support for those working on the PM shift. 


Additonal hours may be available beyond the contract if there is an operational need.


Please note, hVIVO works with a range of respiratory viruses as part of our day to day operation. It is recommended you consider your own health and those of family members when considering to apply for this role.


Main Responsibilities

This role covers specific duties from a range of the below responsibilities. 

  • Administer IMP to volunteers
  • To maintain and promote the safety and wellbeing of all subjects participating in a clinical trial within the regulatory frameworks of ICH GCP, other statutory instruments and NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Assist the senior team with the daily management and allocation of workload within the clinical environment
  • Involvement in preparing, planning and execution of daily clinical activities;
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to staff in the clinical environment. Ensure competence in performing their own and team’s daily tasks;
  • Supervision of new ancillary staff in the clinical environment as required;
  • Promote and adhere to Company SOP’s, protocols and Health and Safety Regulations; and
  • Support Clinical Support Specialists in performing clinical assessments as per protocol;
  • Perform nurse specific procedures as identified within the protocol;
  • Performs informed consent procedures as identified in the study protocol;
  • Completion of study related documents e.g. logs, source data and CRFs;
  • Adhere to Company SOPs, protocols and Health and Safety Regulations;
  • Use of expertise to input into the development of SOPS and other procedural documents;
  • Maintain subject safety at all times responding to emergencies as per internal SOP and national guidelines and protocols;
  • Monitoring and identification of the deteriorating subject, with appropriate escalation;
  • Responsible for the checking of emergency resuscitation equipment as per SOP/OIs;
  • Responsible for maintenance of medicines management within the clinical department as per SOP/OI;
  • Responsibility for the supervision of clinical staff in the screening unit as delegated by the Senior Research Nurse;
  • Identification of areas for service improvement;
  • Promotes a high standard of practice and care at all times

Skills & Experiences

  • Nursing qualification essential
  • NMC registration essential
  • Completed Immunisation and Vaccination (DPC Healthcare providers)
  • Certificate in basic or intermediate life support essential
  • Sound clinical knowledge
  • Competence in the recording of medical history, vital signs, ECG, phlebotomy etc essential
  • Knowledge of GCP and previous experience in a clinical trials setting essential
  • Good patient communication skills essential
  • Ability to work within the Team
  • Good time management skills
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to work with a degree of flexibility
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Competence in the recording of: medical history, vital signs, ECG, phlebotomy and the ability and willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to manage adverse events or clinical incidents
  • An understanding of ethical practice and confidentiality
  • Good IT skills including Word and Excel
  • Strong and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of ICH-GCP and regulatory standards
  • Willingness to learn additional skills
  • Ability to work independently and within the team
  • Positive and Supportive Team player


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