We are a team of 4 research staff nurses, led by a senior nurse. Our nursing team’s focus is to deliver high quality patient centred care. We are the patients’ first point of contact on the unit; we strive to make them feel comfortable and confident during their visits. We take pride in the therapeutic relationships we develop with our patients and their family and friends.
Clinically our role includes patient assessment, patient monitoring, phlebotomy, cannulation, drug administration (including delivering systemic anti-cancer therapies), wound care, collecting and processing blood samples in our on-site laboratory and providing a triage service for unwell cancer patient. The research staff nurse is a developmental role, where we are becoming experts in oncology, haematology and clinical research. We are the patients’ advocates; we put the person at the centre of clinical research.