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Research Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated experienced nurse for a one-year fixed term, Band 6, Infection Research Nurse at University College London Hospital (UCLH), within the Infection Division.

The post holder does not need to have prior research experience but be engaged and interested in research.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently as well as being an excellent team player and have the ability to ensure that research activities have a strong patient-centered approach with key emphasis on helping to maintain a safe environment.

You will be working with a variety of clinical doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to facilitate the delivery of research.

Ideally you will have excellent planning and organisational skills and be able to prioritise workload efficiently.

Research within UCLH Infection Division works in close collaboration with UCL Infection Clinical Research Hub (ICRH).

ICRH provide support for research involving both patients and healthy volunteers, within and outside the trust.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the co-ordination of research participants care, collection and preparation of biological samples, collection of trial data, education of patients and colleagues and helping to raise the profile of the Infection Department within and outside of the trust.

The post holder will be expected to develop specialised skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials, research studies, the therapies and relevant disease types. You will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team, managing a caseload of research participants.

This role requires an innovative person with a commitment to providing quality patient care to a high standard. The post holder will ensure research is conducted in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Guidelines for Research, national regulatory legal requirements, and trust policy.

Competent skills are essential to enable the patients and volunteers to make informed choices concerning their involvement in research by providing advice and information and acting as the patient's advocate.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1,2 12
  • Relevant post registration
  • Teaching or mentor course


  • Completed/working towards degree in the speciality or related fields
  • Up to date GCP Training For Research Nurse applicants



  • Post registration nursing experience
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience of acting as a patient advocate
  • Experience working as a preceptor/facilitator
  • Experience of phlebotomy, cannulation and management of central lines
  • Experience in caring of complex and acutely ill patients
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation


  • Clinical research experience
  • Clinical trials experience For Research Nurse applicants
  • Knowledge of Trust research governance issues

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates ability to take charge and delegate duties
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literacy


  • Proven knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines

Other Requirements


  • Knowledge of key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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