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Clinical Research Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic individual to join the Neuro Emergency and Trauma research team at ICHT. We can offer you a fantastic opportunity to gain research delivery experience in a number of different specialties in one of the most dynamic and innovative Academic Health Science Centers in the UK.

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse to join us working within the fields of Accident & Emergency, Neurosurgery and Trauma, primarily based at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. The role requires cross-site working, mostly at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. The post offers a unique opportunity for motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals who wish to further develop their careers within research.

The role will involve providing support for studies within the NET portfolio, including patient-facing study delivery, support and management, from the set-up phase through to dissemination of research findings. Within the role, research nurses are expected to recruit, educate and monitor research participants, completing clinical assessments and accurate collection and documentation of research data.

This role has an emphasis on research integration within the clinical setting here at Imperial, and very much focusses on patient advocacy throughout the research process.

NMC registration is essential for this post. Prior knowledge and experience of research delivery within a healthcare setting in addition to clinical experience or knowledge within the specialist clinical areas would be advantageous for the post.

Continued training and education are essential within this role and we have a strong commitment to the growth and development of the individuals within the team.

This role requires the successful candidate to be patient-facing, working within the clinical areas of (but not restricted to) the major trauma patient pathway. This will include taking consent and samples from patients diagnosed with ID/Covid and working in Covid positive areas.

Main duties of the job

  • As a Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse you will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in research.
  • This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data.
  • You will work collaboratively with the research team and the wider multidisciplinary team in the management of your own caseload of research patients.
  • You will act as a knowledgeable resource for staff, researchers, research participants and patients, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with local, national and international research regulations.
  • You will contribute to the development of local policies related to all aspects of the research process and contribute to the training and supervision of staff and researchers.

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


  • Degree/ Diploma in Nursing



  • Relevant experience at band 5 within a relevant speciality. Experience of supervision of junior staff, SLICE or equivalent experience For specialist areas able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of patient group Knowledge of research and audit Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Ability to demonstrate application of the NHS Plan to own sphere of practice.


  • Experience of coordinating and managing clinical trials for investigational medicinal products
  • Research Experience

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Leadership skills
  • Proven teaching and assessing skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations effectively
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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