Purpose of the Role
As an Oncology Research Physician/ Resident Medical Officer (RMO) you will contribute to the commercial success through the oncology studies in which we take part. You will act as Co-investigator where you will have the responsibilities of ensuring ICH/GCP and local regulations are met.
With oncology consultants working on clinical trials and private practice in the Cancer Centres as Independent Practitioners and Principal Investigators on clinical trials, CC are dependent upon the presence of a RMO to provide continuous qualified patient care. As you will work on multiple studies you will take a leadership role and guide colleagues through the studies working closely with the organisation's Senior Research Nurses and team. You will also be active in recruitment for the studies at sites and build contacts with other health care professionals as and when needed.
In addition, at the center you will provide RMO resus and emergency support for all patients and be part of the resus team in the centre following all applicable CC policies.
RMOs must work within their level of experience and competence and highlight verbally and in writing to the General Manager if they are being asked to work outside their level of their competence.
- As Co-Investigator - ensure all training is met for each member of the research site, not only for the specific study but making sure all SOP/COPs are adhered to and ICH/GCP and any local regulations are met.
- Ensure all clinical trials are set out using the Protocol for the study and recruitment for the patients who are eligible for the study.
- Adhere to the study delegation logs as to specific tasks to be performed by you.
- Report Serious Adverse Events/Adverse Events on within the time scale outlined.
- Look after the wellbeing of the trial participant and making referrals for the patient to third parties or patients own GP as required.
- Complete all study documentation in legible, concise and accurate manner. This should be signed off and any queries dealt with within the timescale set out.
- Work within the guidelines of the SOP/COP always.
- Participation in the out of hours/ on call rota which is set out for all Research Physicians is mandatory.
- Always be inspection ready, and revalidation along with any other training is kept up to date along with your training portfolio.
- Provide routine and emergency medical cover working in conjunction with other clinical staff including SACT nurse, research nurse and Radiotherapists.
- Assess urgent/emergency situations, identify immediate treatment pathways and escalate care accordingly.
- Record in the patient’s notes as appropriate patient examinations, communication or procedures.All entries to be signed, dated and timed.
- Attend the daily huddle, receiving a report from the clinical team regarding patients attending the centre and treatment plans.
- Prescribe supportive and emergency medication including TTO’s.
- Complete mandatory CC training and adhere to policies and procedures.
- Undertake further training as necessary to ensure that all developmental opportunities are met.
- Be part of the emergency response team and respond to emergency situations at all times, taking the lead in decision making where appropriate.
- Liaise with the clinical teams to check on clinical requirements and address patient needs appropriately.
- See patients at the request of a consultant or trained nurse and carry out examinations of patients.
- Be fully aware of local antibiotic prescribing guidance.
- Take blood samples from patients as requested and undertake arterial blood sampling as necessary. This will include phlebotomy as required.
- Supervise the daily clinical management of patients in conjunction with the nurse team leaders and under the guidance of Consultants.
- Administer emergency medications / therapy if required.
- All patient information is confidential and must be respected at all times. The RMO should be able to interpret Consultant and nursing staff requests.
- Be familiar with the CC care pathways.
- Administer injections for radiological investigations as required.
- At all times abide by Data Protection Guidelines
- GMC registered
- License to practice medicine
- Full adult and paediatric resuscitation qualifications (ACLS and APLS or equivalent).
- Ideally experienced in clinical research/ clinical medicine
- Demonstrate leadership and decision making skills
- Competent in knowledge of ICH GCP and clinical trial legislation
- Fully aware of standard operating procedures (SOP)
- Expert in standard procedures required by clinical trial e.g. patient assessment, including past medical history and physical exams
- Lead emergency team where appropriate for both Adult and Paediatrics
- ECG conducting and interpretation
- Venipuncture and cannulation skills
- Good communication and team working skills
- Pharmaceutical knowledge
- Taking Blood and result interpretation
- Insertion of Contrast dye for CT & MRI
- Emergency airway management
- Assessment and monitoring of patient
- Competency assessments should be performed every 3 months. A training portfolio should always be kept up to date.
* MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK *