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Health Care Assistant

Covance 1/11/2019 8:09:29 AM
JOB ID: 23555 Category: Clinical Operations Entry Level
Leeds, United Kingdom



Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for Health Care Assistants for our Clinical Operations team in our Leeds Phase I Clinic. Health Care Assistants will help support the team with the collection and collation of Clinical Trial data from subjects.

This is a good entry level opportunity for individuals in a similar position (such as Support Workers, Health Care Assistants, Care Workers) within the health care sector to explore a different sector using their skills and Experience but applying it within the clinical trials industry. This role will be working with healthy participants. No degree or formal education is required.

The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal and customer care skills, previous Experience in performing venepuncture, ECG's and vitals is advantageous but not required. Full training and uniform will be provided.

If you have a background in supervisor/directing/team leader of staff, that would be beneficial.

This is ‘on call' contract and you will be required to work flexibly, working 37 hours over 7 days per week including weekends and bank holidays.

This is a “hands on” entry level position within a very busy and rewarding environment. Working as part of a large trial team, you will play an active part in the execution of the clinical trials on behalf of our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain a clean, safe and efficient working and study environment
- Accurately record all research data obtained or observed
- Accurately perform blood pressure, venepuncture, body-weight, pulse, respiratory rate, and temperature readings
- Prepare and accurately record ECGs/ Holters
- Involvement in the collection and processing of biological samples as specified in the protocol and ensure the proper distribution of those samples
- Monitor volunteers meals to ensure dietary compliance by research participants
- Assist in the preparation of rooms and medical equipment
- Assist with screening procedures as needed
- Assist with the Quality Check of source documents and case report forms
- Maintain a basic understanding of current regulatory requirements

We Offer

Get ready to redefine what's possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you will have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples' lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view.

Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow's drug development challenges.

Education / Qualifications

No formal education required.


Ideally you will have previous Experience working within the health care sector in such positions as Support Worker, Health Care Assistant and Care Worker. Full training will be provided for all successful applicants.

Background in supervisor/directing/team leader of staff.

Position Type: On Call

Location: Leeds, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).