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Team Leader / Senior Research Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
This post for a Team Leader / Senior Clinical Research Nurse (TL/SCRN) under the supervision of Professor Lovat is to undertake two separate roles:

The first, and more strategic part of this role will be to support in leading the development of the Gastrointestinal Services Research Support Team at UCLH. The team requires the TL/SCRN to direct line management of UCLH employed research nurses (x2) and joint leadership of clinical trials practitioners and data managers employed by UCL. The post holder will help support and develop this team and will coordinate the work that they do in collaboration with the PIs. This should take approximately 50% of the post-holder's time.

The second role is to work with the Upper Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Research team at UCLH within a multi-disciplinary team. The post will involve leading recruitment of various GI studies. Professor Lovat is leading in building an Endoscopy database that aims to support current AI Studies and future projects. The successful postholder will maintain their own portfolio of studies in addition to their management responsibilities.

Main duties of the job

The post will involve working with GI research team which includes two clinical research fellows, one senior trial coordinators, and two UCLH clinical research nurses. The successful candidate will act as the team leader and oversee the work that the team members undertake. For the wider strategic role, the post will involve working with a much wider group of support staff and clinical fellows.

Responsibilities will include helping to screen and recruit patients, co-ordinating the care of patients on trials, collection and preparation of samples and collection of trial data, working closely with the radiology department and the clinical research facility team. It will also involve coordinating and running meetings, setting strategic targets, offering leadership in meeting the targets and coordinating interactions with the Joint Research Office (JRO) which is the R& D office of UCLH and UCL.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • For Senior Research Nurse Candidates Registered Nurse Part 1, 2, 12
  • Completed post graduate diploma in speciality or related field
  • Professionally recognised teaching course


  • Completed degree in the speciality or related field



  • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge from post registration nursing experience
  • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge in caring for trial patients through experience
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of clinical research through experience working with patients on clinical trials
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience of being a mentor for junior staff
  • Experience in delivering evidence based practice
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner


  • Experience of phlebotomy, cannulation and management of intravenous lines
  • Experience of administration of chemotherapeutic agents (if applicable)

Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates ability to take charge and delegate duties
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality
  • Proven knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literacy

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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