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Band 7 Senior Research Nurse (Neurology)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic & self-motivated senior research nurse to coordinate & manage our small but growing commercial epilepsy clinical trials portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse multidisciplinary research team comprising epilepsy Consultants, clinical research fellows, clinical nurses, & other allied Health & research professionals. You will work closely with the Senior Clinical Project Manager to ensure the efficient set up & timely delivery of trials to target & alongside clinical & nursing staff to ensure the continued care & support for patients recruited to epilepsy clinical trials. As the research delivery team is still small, your main responsibility will be ensuring the recruitment of patients, completion of trial related activities & reliable data collection. You will be required to plan & manage your own workload effectively. A proactive, flexible & solution orientated approach is essential.

We are seeking:
  • A qualified UK registered nurse with current registration
  • Significant research delivery expertise
  • Leadership & people management
  • Organisational/project management skills
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously & proactively
  • Ability to lead change & drive team forwards
  • Competent to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Meticulous clinical practice with outstanding attention to detail
  • Good IT skills

Main duties of the job

As Senior Research Nurse you will play a key role in the successfully delivery of our commercial clinical research epilepsy portfolio. You will provide specialist skills & knowledge to coordinate & manage the commercial epilepsy clinical trials portfolio & be responsible for the production of high quality research. Since we are still a small research delivery team, your work will be focused on recruitment of patients, completion of trial related activities, & reliable data collection as per protocol requirements in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Research Governance & local Trust policies for research.

You will work alongside, & be supported by a hardworking & motivated team of Epilepsy Consultants, clinical nurses & a Senior Clinical Project Manager. Some knowledge of epilepsy is useful but not essential. The role does not involve any line management responsibilities currently but you will manage a team of research nurses as the research delivery team expands.

The ability to work autonomously but in collaboration with others is essential. Strong communication & organisational skills are also essential. A flexible proactive working approach is a key element to this role. The post is a fixed term 12 month contract. The post is renewable contingent on the ongoing delivery of the commercial clinical trials portfolio to time & target.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are offering:
  • A job within a motivated & highly effective friendly team
  • A supportive training & development environment

The post holder will be employed by the Clinical Department of Epilepsy at University College Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Job interview

A 5-10 min presentation will be required for the interview. Topic will be shared with applicants at time of shortlisting.

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2, 12
  • ENB 998 or professionally recognised equivalent teaching course.
  • Completed/working towards degree in the speciality or related field



  • Minimum 4 years post registration nursing experience
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience working in Clinical Trials
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience of phlebotomy, cannulation and management of central lines


  • Experience of working with epilepsy patients
  • Experience working as a preceptor/facilitator

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates ability to take charge and delegate duties
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literacy



  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing

Personal and People Development


  • Experience in supervising or managing staff
  • Experience in delivering training

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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