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Clinical Research Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Clinical Research Nurse to join our multidisciplinary team within the NIHR Imperial Clinical Research Facility. The unit is a NHS research facility at Hammersmith Hospital in west London. It is located at the heart of one of the UK's most research-intensive universities, Imperial College.

We are looking for a motivated, skilful and knowledgeable nurse who works well as part of a team. Knowledge of research or is favourable but not mandatory. Clinical skills such as phlebotomy and cannulation are desirable.

The unit specialises in commercial and academic early phase clinical studies in various disease areas including oncology, haematology, neurology and metabolic medicine as well as healthy volunteers' trials. We host complex and challenging studies and we expect the post holder to adapt to the required flexibility of our portfolio.

Working with chemotherapy and genetically modified organisms studies form part of the activities you may be involved in. You will always be provided with the required training and support to deliver the required care. Working hours are shift work as the unit operates with early shifts, late shifts and nights with the occasional weekend. The post is fixed term due to research grants but we expect to be able to extend it.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Research Nurse in the NIHR Imperial CRF (ICRF) you will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for research volunteers (both patients and healthy individuals) participating in clinical research. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will work collaboratively with the research team and the wider multidisciplinary team and be supported in the management of your own caseload of research patients. You will apply your knowledge and skills to facilitate efficient, safe and participant focused clinical research.

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 welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

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


  • Registered Nurse


  • Has attained or is working towards a Degree/ Certificate /Diploma in management/ professional nursing issues

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical research skills
  • Ability to apply current research to practice
  • Willing to work in different settings including labs, wards and clinics
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct


  • GCP completed, or working towards



  • Knowledge of research and audit
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Cannulation and phlebotomy

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS

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