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Chemotherapy Research Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you an experienced chemotherapy nurse seeking a new challenge? The Early Phase Oncology Research Team at Hammersmith Hospital need 2 band 6 nurses to support the delivery of our early phase research portfolio.

This is an engaging role which will offer candidates the opportunity to continue to work in a clinical environment whilst developing their research skills. The post holder will be part of a multidisciplinary team including experienced clinical and research staff, taking part in a range of innovative clinical research studies, including cancer vaccine studies. Responsibilities will include the administration of systemic anti-cancer therapies and investigational research treatments, whilst liasing with the research teams to ensure studies are conducted to the highest standards.

The roles are patient facing and the successful applicants will be able to make an invaluable contribution in assessing and managing the care pathways for patients participating in research. Prior experience of administering chemotherapy and other anti-cancer therapies is essential. Previous experience of working in a research team is desirable but we offer a comprehensive training program, so also encourage applications from experienced chemotherapy nurses with a passion to work in research.

The post requires excellent communication skills, a sound understanding of cancer therapeutics, and the ability to work autonomously.

Main duties of the job

You will take responsibility for the delivery of clinical research treatments, collaborating with key personnel throughout the trust and network to ensure continued care and support for patients involved in clinical trials. These trials may be related to anti-cancer treatment, symptom management or some other aspect of cancer care, such as screening.

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.

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


  • Recognised chemotherapy course
  • Recognised specialty related course



  • Relevant clinical experience within speciality
  • Experience of working within NHS environment and with service users
  • Competent in storing and retrieving electronic data


  • Experience of working with clinical trial patients
  • Knowledge of informed consent process in clinical trials

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Competency in medication administration including IV medications and chemotherapy
  • Methodical approach to attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences and through a variety if mediums with confidence, empathy and enthusiasm


  • Knowledge of clinical research methodology and trial protocols

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS

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