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Paediatric Research Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024
This is a 18 month fixed term post.

The Research and Development Department is looking for a full time Paediatric Research Nurse to enhance the delivery of clinical research to ensure the delivery of the Trust research strategy. In order to co-ordinate the various studies that the Trust undertakes you will need to be a self-motivated and passionate clinically-experienced midwife, with a keen interest in clinical research. You will be part of a dynamic team helping to support the delivery of high quality NIHR portfolio research.

PLEASE NOTE: For this post, previous and current experience of NIHR and commercial research studies is essential as the post holder will be running several on-going, complex Paediatric studies.

Main duties of the job

On a daily basis you will be responsible for all aspects of the research process including: assessing patient suitability for trials screening and recruiting patients obtaining informed consent, performing study procedures and managing study data.

The key elements of our R& D strategy include: to increase the number of UK CRN portfolio studies, increase patient participation in clinical studies and ensure that studies recruit to time and target.

You will work under the management of the Lead Research Nurse & Delivery Manager, will need to have excellent organisational skills. It is also essential that you can plan and prioritise your workload in order to meet performance targets and deadlines.

In order to experience a rewarding career in research we will support you to reach your full potential and we would encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities for self-development.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The aim of the role of the Band 6 Paediatric Research Nurse is to enhance the overall delivery of clinical research within the Trust by providing support to the existing research team, by assisting with clinical and administrative activities related to clinical trials, from initiation to termination, in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

The post holder will assist with the set-up, maintenance, and close down of clinical studies, in accordance with local, national and international legislation within various clinical areas. The post will entail assessing patients suitability, ensuring informed consent is obtained coordinating the logistics for patient visits and undertaking patient assessments in accordance with study protocol. All data will be recorded, including adverse and serious adverse events, in accordance with ICH-GCP. It will be the post holders responsibility to ensure studies are delivered in line with agreed targets.

The post holder will also be expected to ensure that all research safeguards the psychological and physical well-being of the patient in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, to facilitate high standards of care. The post holder will work across the three clinical divisions of the Trust, in a variety of areas dependent on demand.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Putting patients first
  • Responsive to, and supportive of, patients and staff
  • Open, welcoming and honest
  • Unfailingly kind, treating everyone with respect, compassion and dignity
  • Determined to develop our skills and continuously improve the quality of care

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Child)
  • Post registration qualification relevant to area of specialty or equivalent experience
  • Teaching / mentorship qualification
  • First degree (BSc/BA)


  • Master's degree or working towards
  • Diploma in Higher Education



  • Relevant post reg. experience at Band 6 level
  • Wide variety of practical clinical experience, preferably both ward and clinic based.
  • Experience of teaching and supporting learners / new staff etc.
  • Experience of working on and supporting clinical trials


  • Experience of clinical supervision and leadership

Skills and knowledge


  • Proven clinical knowledge linked to area of specialty, and excellence in care delivery
  • Proven knowledge of safety issues through clinical governance and risk management
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives, staff and external contacts, including in challenging situations, demonstrating respect and kindness.
  • Knowledge of current challenging and issues in nursing
  • Experience of data collection for quality monitoring / audit


  • Knowledge of budgets
  • Ability/ experience of managing change personally and as a facilitator
  • Experience of risk management / assessment

Personal qualities


  • Effective role model, demonstrating values of safety, respect kindness and excellence
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Effective team member
  • Self-starter and able to work on own initiative
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to act as a patient's advocate
  • Approachable, respectful, supportive adaptable, and assertive
  • Professional and impartial at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

369 Fulham Road


SW10 9NH

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