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Band 6 Cardiology Research Nurse

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

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  • The Cardiology Research Team manages a range of clinical studies, both observational and interventional, covering various aspects of cardiology. This includes acute coronary syndrome (ACS, trans-catheter valve intervention (TAVI), electrophysiology (EP) and heart failure and inherited cardiac conditions.
  • We collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team (Consultants, Specialist Nurses, and Cardiac Physiologists) and liaise directly with the Wards, Cardiac Catheter Laboratories, Cardiac Outpatients and Cardiac Investigations for referring, screening, and approaching eligible patients for our studies.
  • We recruit patients with various diagnoses including individuals with low-complexity conditions and with no comorbidities such as patients requiring only single percutaneous coronary intervention, but also individuals with high-complexity and life-threatening conditions such as severe left ventricular dysfunction associated with extensive coronary artery disease and poor renal function.
  • Our Cardiology Research Team is proud to give these people the opportunity to receive innovative care by participating in high-quality clinical trials, to improve their quality of life and reduce mortality.

Main duties of the job

  • Screening and recruitment of patients into clinical trials to meet recruitment targets.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a diverse role.
  • Manage own time. Good communication to manager and colleagues regarding workload.
  • Pay attention to details- accurate data collection.
  • Knowledge about the research authorities, regulatory bodies, protocols.
  • Conducting presentations to inform colleagues about what we do in research.
  • Support Principal Investigators and Sub-Investigators and senior research nurses.
  • Setting up new trials.
  • Ward base clinical skills are transferrable and sets a good foundation.
  • Understanding of the science behind the Protocol.
  • Act as an advocate for patients/participants taking part in the trial.

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 Job description and personal specification which contains more information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN with NMC PIN
  • Educated to diploma/ degree level in Nursing
  • Relevant post Registration programme
  • Teaching Course


  • Good Clinical Practice or willingness



  • 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



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


  • Experience in ECGs Spirometry and Phlebotomy



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



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

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospitals

Blackshaw Road, Jenner Wing


SW17 0QT

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