Clinical Country Lead (Travel)

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United Kingdom
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Founded in 2006, MRN is an innovative, market-leading, global provider of community-based trials and site nurse support solutions for the clinical trials industry.

About the role…

The Clinical Country Lead (Travel) will take the lead on the successful completion of clinical trial visits in the community, always ensuring adherence to MRN training and study specific protocol training. In addition, this role will ensure excellent standards of patient care and a smooth transition from the hospital to the home in accordance with the study protocol, clinical practice regulations and ICH-GCP requirements.

This position requires UK travel and will require a flexible approach to accommodate the dynamic nature of community-based research visits.

Key responsibilities include:

The completion of community based clinical trials across multiple studies and a range of therapeutic areas by:

  • To schedule and book patient visits as required.
  • Maintaining standards of professional competence and current nursing practices in accordance with the UK Nursing Code of Practice and ICH-GCP guidelines.
  • Completing clinical procedures in line with the protocol and study requirements.
  • Ensuring all relevant information regarding patients is recorded, reported and, where necessary, acted upon to communicate any changes to the Investigator/ hospital study Team, MRN and other team members as appropriate.
  • Communicating with the Director of INN UK/EU to ensure optimum management of home visit workload.
  • Maintaining supplies, ensuring equipment is maintained in good working order and available for all scheduled home visits.
  • To conduct or supervise the home trial visits as requested this may be planned or a last minute request.

Assisting the Director INN – UK/EU to:

  • Build a nationwide team of qualified, skilled and appropriately trained nurses to successfully deliver all visits for MRN Home Trial Support (HTS) and Site Nurse Support (SNS) projects across the UK.
  • Partner with the MRN People Team to identify, select and onboard qualified nurses, creating and actioning a well-defined strategy to build and maintain a nurse network that fully endorses MRN HTS and SNS project requirements.
  • Manage and guide HTS nurses before and during patient visits, providing both clinical and non-clinical assistance as needed.
  • Assist the delivery and compliance of nurse training programmes, covering mandatory skills and study specific protocol requirements
  • Aid with issue management and resolution where appropriate.
  • Provide local expert knowledge regarding UK regulations, best practice and continuously aim to improve quality of service.
  • Work closely with NCCL team to ensure operational excellence day to day.
  • Produce and present INNUK metrics as required
  • Participate in all necessary internal learning and development initiatives and attend training workshops, team meetings and other engagement events at Head Office as required.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications…

We are looking for talented individuals who are flexible, adaptable, and capable of lateral thinking to solve problems. Its important that you can manage urgent issues to achieve appropriate outcome.

It is essential you have the following:

  • NMC Registered Nurse with a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience of working within a fast-paced clinical setting
  • Experience of successfully managing nursing teams, ensuring standards of professional competence and an excellent level of patient care
  • Prior experience of working within a clinical research setting would be beneficial, as would ICH-GCP knowledge
  • High level of competence in relation to clinical procedures (including, but not limited to the processing of biological samples, study drug preparation/administration, ECG recording, vital signs recording)
  • Proficient user of MS Office, including MS Outlook, Word and Excel – MS Projects would be an advantage but is not essential

Where: UK based

Contract type: This is a full-time, permanent position

MRN are proud to be an equal opportunity employer

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. Our aim is to work simultaneously to promote a more inclusive and safer environment for everyone, which attracts all candidates and portrays our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

DBS Disclosure

DBS Disclosure may be requested in the event of being offered the position.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).