Senior Resuscitation Practitioner
- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
The Senior Resuscitation Practitioner at Richmond Pharmacology will be expected to adopt a leading role in provision of safety cover for clinical trials, especially during dosing, and deliver training for clinical staff. The role will be based at the London Bridge unit and will be a part-time (32 hours a week) role. It is expected that the successful candidate will work the remaining day in a clinical setting to maintain registration and clinical skills. Some team leading or mentoring experience is required.
The role is likely to suit an ALS certified ODP, Nurse or Paramedic, ideally with some experience of training or instructing clinical staff. Candidates who are not yet ALS certified may be considered for a Resuscitation Practitioner role, but will not be considered suitable for the Senior Resuscitation Practitioner role. The Senior Resuscitation Practitioner will mentor and guide less experienced members of the team to ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times.
Key tasks will include:
- Training clinical staff (Healthcare Associates, CTA's, Doctors etc) in ILS
- Assessing clinical staff, including qualified Research Physicians, in ILS
- Training staff to undertake study specific clinical procedures
- Cannulating volunteers / supervision of volunteer cannulation by less experienced members of the team
- Leading drug free plasma donation rounds
- Providing clinical support for emergencies
- Providing safety cover during dosing of volunteers and patients
Candidates who are competent to train ALS will be of particular interest, but as long as candidates are already ALS certified, they can be upskilled to become ALS Trainers in due course, subsequently adopting responsibility for taking all of Richmond Pharmacology's Research Physicians through ALS training, which is completed every 2 years.
As you will be interacting with volunteers and patients, and training clinical staff of all levels at Richmond Pharmacology, it is essential that you have excellent communication skills and are able to present in a clear, concise and easily digestible manner. You will need to be highly organised and flexible in your approach and able to work in the context of an environment where last minute adjustments to clinical schedules can occur.
If you have the skills and experience to succeed in a role of this nature and would like to apply, please follow the link and submit a current copy of your CV via the Bamboo HR system. You will also be asked to supply basic contact details.