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Band 6 CRF Research Nurse

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

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Band 6
Full Time
Do you want to give exceptional care and be involved in providing state-of the art treatments to patients?

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to become part of the Research Nursing Team at the National Institute for Health Research UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF). The NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility UCLH is a well-established Clinical Research Facility (CRF) covering two sites. The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre is a dedicated neuroscience experimental medicine facility at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) at Queen Square (QS) and the NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility is a comprehensive Cancer and Medical research facility on the Bloomsbury campus (BC) at Tottenham Court Road.

The research nursing team in the CRFs provide exceptional specialist nursing care to a wide variety of patients taking part in early phase clinical trials of experimental cancer and medicine treatments. This includes First-in-Human medicines and experimental early phase treatments in oncology, hematology, medicine, neurology and COVID-19 vaccine studies.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills and a keen attention to detail. The successful candidate will have experience in hematology or oncology and clinical research, and an interest in working across a range studies, including cancer, medicine and different specialities including vaccine studies within the Clinical Research Facility (CRF).

The post holder will be supported by Senior Nurses within the units, and the role is ideal for a highly motivated nurse who is keen to further develop their experience in early phase clinical research nursing. The post holder will work in close collaboration with the Research Nursing Team, Principal Investigators and research support staff, to ensure compliance with Trust Policy, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Human Tissue Act (HTA), and trial specific protocols.

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

Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with post- registration experience. An experience in cancer care is essential and for clinical research is desirable and full training will be given.

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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Rica Santos Solocasa, Senior Research Nurse 02034472929 or


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



  • 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 with the specialty (cancer and chemotherapy administration)
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation
  • Knowledge of Trust research governance issues
  • Experience in chemotherapy administration (SACT)


  • Clinical research experience

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


NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility

4th Floor, 170 Tottenham Court Road



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