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Band 6 Clinical Research Practitioner/Nurse-Stroke

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Clinical Research Practitioner/Nurse-Stroke

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest healthcare organisations and has integrated with Community Services Wandsworth.

The Trust shares its main hospital site in south west London with St George's University of London, and is linked to Kingston Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences. St George's has an established national and international reputation as a leading hospital for specialist care including neurosciences, cardiac care, stroke and cancer.

We also provide excellent local care to the residents of Wandsworth, and regional care as both an acute, hyper acute stroke unit and trauma centre.The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) is a regional unit at St George's Hospital providing acute care including 24/7 thrombectomy to stroke patients in south west London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The Acute Stroke Unit (SU) provides ongoing acute stroke care and rehabilitation for patients local to St. George's. The Trust also provides specialist rehabilitation through the Wolfson and Queen Mary's units.

The stroke service is actively involved in stroke research and has an international reputation. This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse to join the Stroke Research team. The St. George's Stroke Research group is one of the leading sites in the country recruiting patients to NIHR adopted studies and industry studies.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be responsible for recruiting patients to NIHR adopted studies and industry studies including the recruitment and follow up of Research participants.
  • The Post holder will be working with multi-disciplinary team and all departments Trust-wide as appropriate to the care of patients, Joint Research Office Staff, Support Department Staff, Principal Investigators and Study Teams.
  • The post holder will be part of the clinical research rota, providing research cover to hospitals on a rota basis to include day time, evening and weekends.
  • For each working day at weekends or bank holidays the post holder will be expected to work 09.00-15.00 and will receive a day in lieu. Currently, we are covering Mon-Fri office hours, although flexibility is required.
  • To deliver support for recruiting within the Hyperacute Stroke Research Centre we may need to ask the post holder to provide research cover in the early evening if required in future.

Candidates please noted: Interviews Mon 15th July at afternoon.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Motivated & demonstrates enthusiasm for the clinical speciality
  • Adaptable & responsive to changing needs
  • Able to use own initiative



  • Understanding of clinical research and treatment protocols / participation in basic clinical or nursing research
  • Ability to prioritise workload



  • Excellent communication, interpersonal & management skills
  • Well developed clinical skills
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritise workload



  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner


  • Experience in Clinical Research

Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to diploma/degree level in Nursing
  • Relevant post Registration programme
  • Teaching Course


  • Good Clinical Practice or willingness to be trained

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

BlackShaw Road, Tooting


SW17 0QT

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