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Children's Research Nurse

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Our team of children's research nurses deliver world-class care to patients participating in clinical trials across our NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF), Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Network: North Thames. Some of our recent successes include the Summit plc trial, to which the first two global patients were recruited in the CRF. The CRF has supported a BioMarin Pharmaceuticals sponsored clinical trial that has led to the clinical development and approval of a drug called VIMIZIM as a treatment for Morquio A syndrome. These successes demonstrate the importance of the research nurse contribution in continuing to deliver high quality and complex clinical studies for paediatric and rare diseases.

Due to internal promotion and expansion of the team, we are looking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic individuals to our research nurse posts. Our team of nurses work across a range of specialties, including dermatology, endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology, metabolic, and neurology to name a few, and in partnership with the clinical specialty teams.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

You will work as a skilled member of the team, providing a high standard of holistic, family centred clinical care to children and their families participating in research studies. With support from the Children's Research Nurses, you will lead on the co-ordination and implementation of a number of research programmes from a variety of different specialities.

You will be responsible for the recruitment of participants, facilitation of the consent process, administration of the clinical interventions required as part of the study (e.g. IV drug infusions), observing and responding to side effects (e.g. anaphylaxis), as well as liaising with drug companies and other study sponsors and ensuring the accurate collection and submission of data, in line with the study protocols and research regulations.

You will also be required to deputise for the Children's Research Nurses in their absence and to take an active role in supporting and developing new members of the CRF team. The NIHR CRF core hours are Mon - Fri 08.00 18.00, with some early evenings, nights, on call, and occasional weekend depending on the clinical trial requirements.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

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 documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • GOSH Values

Education, training and qualifications


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child)
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development
  • Possession of a relevant degree or in process of attaining


  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Leadership or management training

Knowledge & Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Previous experience of research and/or audit
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing.
  • Understanding of resource management, health & safety, clinical risk & quality issues
  • Handling child protection concerns in accordance with current policy
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Experience of clinical incidents and complaints handling


  • Knowledge of analytical processes
  • Knowledge of research governance & regulations (ICH Good Clinical Practice & EU Directives)
  • Able to give advice on the organisation & management of the research process
  • Experience of recruiting, educating & monitoring patients within clinical trials
  • Teaching, supervision, and managerial experience
  • Knowledge of research design and methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical trial protocols and their application in practice
  • Handling clinical incidents and complaints



  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Specialist skills in the care of children requiring acute or high dependency or ITU care
  • Effective verbal & written communication & listening skills
  • Ability to delegate & prioritise workload
  • Able to motivate & develop a team of staff
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Computer literate


  • Effective managerial, leadership & organisational skills
  • Effective teaching, training & preceptorship skills
  • Ability to run concurrent research studies with minimal supervision
  • Financial management skills
  • Good project management & development skills
  • Interviewing and appraisal skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Writing for publication
  • Phlebotomy and cannulation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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