Clinical Research Nurse/ Practitioner

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa Inclusive
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse or Clinical Research Practitioner to join the dynamic Peart Rose Research Team within the Vascular Hub. The Peart Rose Research Team manages the delivery of a wide variety of studies within the Cardiovascular Directorate; co-ordinating research trials across three acute hospital sites (Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital).

Much of the role will be conducted via the Research Delivery Offices in Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary's Hospital; however, flexibility with time and adaptability to work in different environments especially across three sites will be necessary to meet study requirements. The Research Nurse/ Practitioner role includes study delivery, support and management, from the set up phase through to dissemination of research findings, in addition to the recruitment, education and monitoring of research participants, completing clinical assessments and accurate collection and documentation of research data as well as administration of Investigational Medicinal Products as appropriate.

This role has an emphasis on research integration within the clinical setting here at Imperial.

Our research portfolio includes cardiovascular research - Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular. For this post you will be based in the Vascular Hub.

Clinical Research knowledge would be advantageous for the post.

In return, we can offer you a great opportunity to gain research experience within a number of different specialties in one of the most dynamic Academic Health Science Centres in the UK. The post offers an ideal opportunity for motivated, proactive, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals who wish to further develop their careers within clinical research.

Continued training and education are essential within this role and we have a strong commitment to the growth and development of the individuals within the team.

This role requires the successful candidate to be patient facing, including taking consent and samples from patients.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be one of the key members of the team and will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in your studies. This will involve the recruitment, screening, monitoring and education of study participants, collection of samples, and the collection and documentation of accurate data.
  • You will oversee the scheduling of study visits. You will provide in-depth knowledge on all aspects pertinent to acquiring and maintaining informed consent. You will work collaboratively within the research team and the wider multidisciplinary team, and act as an expert resource for staff, researchers, research participants and study volunteers.
  • You will be expected to work along a strict code of practice as set out by the sponsor of each of your studies.
  • You will show attention to detail and the ability to follow and adhere to strict clinical and sampling protocols. You will be required to have a good understanding of Good Clinical Practice and your work will be subject to routine clinical trial monitoring by external parties.
  • You will be required to accurately enter and record clinical data that will be crucial to the success of your projects. You will be well organised, show an ability to plan, and conduct nurse-intensive research in a highly professional manner.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Health professional registration or first level degree in life science or health related discipline
  • Evidence of continuous personal and academic development


  • Has attained, or is working towards, a further qualification in management, research or professional nursing



  • Relevant clinical experience within vascular or clinical trials
  • Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of the patient group
  • Experience of working on clinical care pathway documentation
  • Experience of working sensitively with sick and terminally ill patients


  • Participation in consent process for patients entering clinical research
  • Experience of working within the NHS and with service users

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Understanding of Research Governance procedures / ICHGCP and the EU Clinical Trials Directive
  • Proven ability to manage processes, quality and productivity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to use own initiative, innovate and respond to change


  • Evidence of leadership skills

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