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Cardiac Surgery Research Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inc
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven clinical research nurse has arisen to work within the adult cardiac surgery & perioperative medicine research group based at the St. Bartholomew's Hospital. If you have been working in cardiac surgery and/or critical care and you are interested in embarking a clinical research career, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive research training and an induction program will be provided. The team will also provide a tailored, individual personal development plan with support for further training and opportunities for developing.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be mainly working on the DOAC versus Warfarin in Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) study where patients developing POAF following CABG surgery and prescribed warfarin or a DOAC will be studied. Patients will be followed-up at 6 weeks and at 3 months post-surgery. In addition, the successful applicant will be committed to evidence-based practice and will be involved in the day to day management of trials, including patient recruitment, data collection, research protocol development, data quality assurance and liaison with the clinicians responsible for patient care. You will be expected to show initiative and autonomy in the running of the clinical trials. You should be able to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Your primary base will be at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Our working days vary greatly - depending on the trial - we may have to start early or work late - allowing flexibility in the working hours. This is a one-year fixed term contract and a full time role of 37.5 hours per week.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

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



  • oPossession of / or can demonstrate equivalence to an undergraduate degree in Nursing, Science or a Health related discipline


  • oResearch qualification
  • oGood Clinical Practice certification
  • oALS/ILS or equivalent
  • oTeaching / Mentorship course or equivalent
  • oIntravenous accreditation



  • oExperience in Cardiac Surgery and/or Perioperative Medicine
  • oExperience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • oExperience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff


  • oExperience of managing physically and emotionally challenging patient cohorts and environments



  • oBroad knowledge and experience of Cardiac Surgery, Perioperative Medicine and nursing practice within an acute hospital environment


  • oKnowledge and experience of Research Governance, EU Clinical Trials Directive, Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices (EU MDD) and Good Clinical Practice
  • oBasic statistical knowledge
  • oKnowledge of Trials Research Management Software e.g. EDGE



  • oWell-developed interpersonal and communication skills including: inter-personal, liaison and negotiating skills
  • oAttention to detail and meticulous, accurate documentation
  • oAbility to produce clear, accurate written and verbal reports
  • oAbility to prioritise, meet tight deadlines and work independently on a number of projects
  • oAbility to confront challenging issues taking a problem solving approach
  • oAbility to work in a multi-professional arena
  • oComputer literacy. Microsoft office Suite


  • oAbility to lead and manage meetings effectively
  • oHas some budgetary and resources management skills



  • oWillingness to work flexible hours on occasion
  • oDisplays enthusiastic and proactive approach to work
  • oEnthusiasm for and desire to embed research in clinical practice
  • oAble to articulate reason for desire to work in this clinical area
  • oEvidence of continuous personal and professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's hopsital



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