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Senior Clinical Research Nurse - Cardiology

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination andmanagement of the Cardiology Research team at St Georges Hospital alongside another Band 7 Research Nurse.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Clinical Research Matron/Head of Research Nursing and wider multidisciplinary team in the management of a portfolio of clinical trials and be accountable for the achievement of local and national targets in relation to the service.

The post holder will be involved in ensuring that any research undertaken safeguards the well-being of the patient and is conducted within Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for research. The post holder will have the skills to lead by example as an expert practitioner providing organisation and leadership to the multi-professional team and supporting thepatient throughout a clinical trial.

The post holder will also be expected to have sufficient skills to enable patients to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as the patients advocate. The post holder must also be willing to move to different clinical specialties within the remit of their qualifications and where the need to do so is identified.

Main duties of the job

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and experienced individual in the Cardiology Research Team within the Molecular & Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS) as a Senior Cardiology Research Nurse.

This is an exciting opportunity with responsibility for the set-up, recruiting to, and co-ordinating early and late phase clinical trials, and the shared line management and training of research staff working in this portfolio.

The key theme of research excellence in Cardiology is sudden death/inherited arrhythmias and sports cardiology. These are well represented and further enhanced by linked cardiac topics including heart failure, echo and pathology. The department participates in many trials, including NIHR portfolio work.

Participation in high quality early and late phase trials is critically important for Cardiology to maintain its position as a leader in the Cardiology Research field worldwide and the successful candidate will be key to this. The successful candidate will work closely with Principal Investigators to establish and further develop Cardiovascular research.

Key responsibilities of the post include the co-ordination and shared management of the Cardiology team and an agreed research portfolio. Central to this role is responsibility for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients participating in early/late phase clinical trials.

Informal visits are encouraged.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Candidates are strongly advised to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for this post to to review the details and main responsibilities for this role before application.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Completed post graduate qualification in speciality or clinical research related field
  • Teaching & assessing qualification or equivalent relevant experience


  • Completed Master's degree in the speciality or related field or willing to work towards



  • Experience of managing a complex clinical research workload at Band 6 or above
  • Knowledge and experience of handling complex relationships
  • Experience of collaborating with other agencies
  • Evidence of successfully working with and contributing to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of developing others through CPD / PDR / clinical supervision
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience and evidence of using highly developed motivational and negotiation skills to affect change.
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Experience of working as a patients advocate


  • Experience of radiation protection procedures
  • Experience of phlebotomy
  • Cardiology Clinical or Research experience



  • Ability to manage own & other's time, workload and caseload effectively
  • Computer literacy including e-mails, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & databases utilised in clinical research
  • Ability to use effective written & verbal skills to overcome barriers to communication.
  • Ability to take initiative, and work autonomously
  • Committed to personal development
  • Highly motivated & able to motivate others
  • Able to communicate complex information effectively across disciplines and agencies



  • Working knowledge of legislation & guidelines relevant to clinical research
  • Working knowledge of current Health and Safety issues relevant to post



  • Flexible attitude to ways and hours of working

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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