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Research Practice Facilitator

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Our team of children's research nurses deliver world-class care to patients participating in clinical trials across our NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF), Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Network: North Thames. Some of our recent successes include the Summit plc trial, to which the first two global patients were recruited in the CRF. The CRF has supported a BioMarin Pharmaceuticals sponsored clinical trial that has led to the clinical development and approval of a drug called VIMIZIM as a treatment for Morquio A syndrome. These successes demonstrate the importance of the research nurse contribution in continuing to deliver high quality and complex clinical studies for paediatric and rare diseases.

You will work alongside the Practice Educator to facilitate the training, education and continuing professional development of the clinical research delivery team across the division. The role will cover a variety of skills including generic and specialty-related skills, leadership and management and research skills. The post holder will also be responsible for student placements, clinical simulation, skill sign off, planning, creating and delivering teaching sessions as well as providing ad-hoc support and guidance while promoting and preserving the standards of Good Clinical Practice. You will have the support and oversight of the Practice Educator for Research and Innovation.

Main duties of the job

  • To work with the Practice Educator in leading the teaching, training, and education of all staff within the division
  • Promote high standards of care through role modelling the demonstration of clinical expertise, leadership, and professionalism
  • To work with the Practice Educator to promote and enshrine the standards of Good Clinical Practice into the ethos of the unit daily
  • To promote continuous improvement of patient care through research and evidence-based practice
  • To be an expert IV practitioner with advanced IV therapy skills
  • To encourage and support the development of clinical skills by working directly alongside staff with particular emphasis on new and less experienced staff
  • To work with the Practice Educator and Line Managers to identify and facilitate learning needs for individual members of staff in response to clinical needs
  • Facilitate the creating of a positive learning environment where staff development is encouraged and supported, and talent is fostered and enhanced
  • Work flexibly to meet the changing educational needs within R& I

The core hours are Monday - Friday 0800-1800, however some early evening, night and weekend work may be required at times.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

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

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child)
  • Evidence of on-going dynamic continuing professional development within the relevant speciality
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Paediatric Immediate Life Support
  • In date Good Clinical Practice and Informed consent training


  • Possession of a relevant degree/in the process of obtaining
  • NVQ D32/33 Assessors course
  • Leadership or management training
  • EPLS



  • A considerable amount of post registration experience
  • Experience at Band 6 managing a research portfolio
  • Teaching, supervision and managerial experience
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Excellent specialty knowledge relevant to the department
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing.
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Handling child protection issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Proficient at using computer and IT systems


  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving



  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Experience in managing a portfolio of Clinical Research Studies
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills
  • Able to motivate and develop a team of staff
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise
  • Experience of administering drugs via multiple methods and complex drug calculations
  • Administering medication under Patient Group Directions


  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Interviewing skills
  • Appraisal skills
  • Venepuncture and cannulation

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street



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