Cancer Research/Clinical Trials Haematology & Oncology Nurse – CNM II Grade

Location

CHI @ Crumlin

Duration of Post

Permanent

Campaign Reference

145982

Closing Date

6th December 2021

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Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) operates as a single service across the existing Dublin children’s hospitals, Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght. Also, the paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre, Connolly which opened in July 2019 and the Tallaght Emergency Care Unit which is due to open in 2021. CHI governs and operates local paediatric services for the Greater Dublin Area and all national paediatric specialist services, some of which are on an all-island basis.

  • 25% of our population are children under 18 years of age. The majority are healthy, however 1/4 of these are three-year olds who are obese, 16% of our children have a chronic disease, such as, diabetes, allergies and asthma. 2% are acutely ill or have complex care needs
  • CHI currently has a staff of 3,600 delivering care annually to 334,500 children, young people and their families through 39 clinical specialities and 442 in-patient & day care beds
  • 2019 activity: In-patients 24,500; Day cases 33,500; Outpatients 147,500; ED 129,000

Ireland will have a world class new children’s hospital that is purpose built to deliver the best care and treatments that are available for future generations to come

The new children’s hospital, which will open in 2023 will bring together the three children’s hospitals into a world class building on a campus shared with St James’s Hospital.  This will be a leading campus in healthcare and research in Ireland, a leading adult teaching hospital, a children’s hospital and in time, a new maternity hospital, when the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital is relocated on the campus.  ​

The Role of Cancer Research/Clinical Trials  Haematology & Oncology Nurse –  CNM II Grade  – Closing date Monday, 6th December 2021 at 5.00pm

This is a permanent full time role – 39 hours per week.

The National Centre for Paediatric Haematology Oncology-

In Ireland each year between 160 and 200 patients under the age of 16 years are diagnosed in CHI at Crumlin with a cancer or a   benign haematological/bone marrow failure condition requiring treatment from the children’s cancer services (CCS). All children have their diagnosis made or confirmed in the CCS within CHI at Crumlin. Treatment complexity has increased in recent years related to scientific advances particularly in diagnostics, haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), immunotherapy, radiotherapy modalities, other novel therapies and the development of clinical trials. As a result, survival rates improved dramatically (from the 1970s through to the early 2000s). Survival rates for children with cancer treated at CHI at Crumlin are on a par with other countries and in some cases lead the way in Europe. This is as a result of our firm commitment to the development and provision of cancer clinical trials at CHI at Crumlin. The rates of improvement have plateaued over the last decade but thanks to new directions of research using our greater understanding of the molecular processes which lead to cancer development and spread, a new era of novel targeted therapies has started. Clinical trials are integrated into clinical care to ensure children have access to the best international treatments.

The physical and psychological effects of the trajectory of illness can be overwhelming for some patients and caregivers. The cancer research/clinical trials nurse is a practitioner who works closely with the multi-disciplinary Haematology Oncology team to lead the research & clinical trials programme. This role is central to facilitate trust and confidence during the child’s journey, address patient expectations and promote wellness, leading to improvements in patient outcomes, adherence with treatment and satisfaction with care.

The post holder will act as the primary advocate for the patient, both prior to and throughout their participation in clinical trial or studies. They will ensure that study activities are carried out effectively and in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP,) and that research objectives are being met through the appropriate implementation of research protocols and programmes by working alongside the Principal Investigators and research teams. The post holder will have particular focus on assisting the Principal Investigator to enrol patients to studies and clinical trials, schedule visits ensuring patient safety throughout and maintaining the Investigator Site File.

The post holder will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of care for children undergoing clinical trials within the National Centre for Paediatric Haematology Oncology service inclusive of haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

Essential Criteria:

Be registered on the Children’s Division and/or the General Division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland with
And
Have at least 5 years post registration experience of which a minimum is 3 years’ in acute Paediatrics and 2 is in Paediatric Haematology/ Oncology
And
Higher/ Graduate Diploma in Haematology/Oncology or Cancer Nursing or to be willing to undertake same within 2years
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Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role
And
Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development at the appropriate level

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in managing organizational and professional change.
  • Identify and facilitate nursing and clinical audit
  • Research or clinical trials experience
  • Knowledge of professional codes of conduct, protocols and standards including ICH- GCP and the EU Directive on Clinical Trial
  • Phlebotomy

 

Why work at Children’s Health Ireland

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond: 

  • ​ Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

 

To register your interest in this position or review detailed job description, please refer to Children Health Ireland’s career page –  CHI Jobs  

 

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and cover letter of application is Monday, 6th December 2021 at 5.00pm. Applications must be completed through Children’s Health Ireland Talent Recruitment system,  by clicking ‘Apply for Job’. Applications must be made online and will not be accepted through direct email or any other method. You will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt of application.

 

Should you, for any reason, not receive this automated acknowledgement, please check your email address provided when submitting your online application or notify the Human Resource Department prior to the stated closing date, otherwise your application will not be c

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CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns