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Critical Care Research Nurse

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a Paediatric/Neonatal/Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse?

Would you like to learn more about critical care research and how it impacts on patient care, now and in the future?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated children's nurse, with recent experience of working in critical care, to join our dynamic critical care research team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH). This innovative team supports a range of research studies investigating new medications, devices, and alternative approaches to current practice across PICU, NICU, CICU and the Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS).

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 Senior Research Nurse, you will lead on the co-ordination and implementation of several critical care research studies, in addition to providing cover for all the studies on the portfolio when required. You will be responsible for the recruitment of participants, facilitation of the consent process, administration of clinical interventions required by studies, observing, and responding to side effects, whilst liaising with drug companies and other study sponsors to ensure the accurate collection and submission of data in line with the study protocols and research regulations.

Main duties of the job

The Critical Care Research team works closely with both the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and the Clinical Research Network: North Thames, which forms part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR aims to improve the speed, quality, and integration of clinical research, through the successful delivery of clinical trials in the NHS - this link provides excellent support from experienced research managers, coordinators, and nurses.

You must have effective organisational skills and be looking for a new and exciting challenge. You should demonstrate the ability to manage your own workload and to work as part of a team. Previous research experience is essential. The critical care research team operates in line with the nature of a 24-hour critical care environment therefore occasional weekend and out of hours working will be required.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community and conduct full criminal record checks on all successful candidates. See for more information. Based in central London, GOSH offers flexible working, help with childcare and travel, excellent training and development opportunities and assistance with finding somewhere to live.

For more information, please contact Lauran O'Neill (PICU Senior Research Nurse) on 020 7405 9200 Ext 5614 or email lauran.o' or Shanice Williams (Sister) on Ext 6919 or

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 Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • 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



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Previous experience of research and/or audit
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing
  • Knowledge of analytical processes
  • Knowledge of research governance and regulations (ICH Good Clinical Practice and EU Directives)
  • Able to give advice on the organisation and management of research process
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk, and quality issues



  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Specialist skills in the care of the children requiring acute or high dependency or ITU care
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Effective teaching, training, and preceptorship skills
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise workload
  • Ability to run concurrent research studies with minimal supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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