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Clinical Research Nurse

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity that have arisen at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for two enthusiastic Research Nurses to play a key role in developing a comprehensive Cardiovascular Biobank that leverages the high volume of clinical activity with King's Health Partners (KHP).

The successful candidates will become an integral part of our KHP biobank team and will be responsible for the assessment, planning, organisation, recruitment of research participants and collection of patient samples.

The successful individuals will be dynamic, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to work independently and flexibly. They will be strong advocates for patients and for research, able to effectively recruit participants and provide the needed support to these individuals.

Main duties of the job

The post will involve identifying patients treated at our NHS Trust hospital sites, namely, at Guy's and St Thomas', King's College, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

Typical duties will involve consenting patients prior to their hospital visit, arranging for collection of samples, collating patient related clinical data and follow up of patients.

The role will involve working closely with multidisciplinary clinical teams and liaising regularly with a dedicated Data manager to ensure comprehensive recording of sample associated data and patient follow up.

These post's will be based at based at GSTT/KCH and may extern to Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital subsequently. It is a requirement of employment that the post holder be prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the Trust, either on an on-going or temporary basis, according to the demands of the service and, on occasion, working outside of normal working hours. Should the need arise, this will be agreed well in advance.

About us

The post holder will work within a team of biobank researchers and research nurses. Key relationships include Modern Matron for Research, Consultants and Junior Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Administrative and Clerical Support Staff, Professional and Technical staff. Staff within non-commercial bodies and pharmaceutical companies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for detailed information regarding the responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • RGN - first level
  • Educated to degree level and above
  • Relevant specialist course / research qualification



  • Experience in clinical research
  • Demonstrates experience in patient database systems and excel spreadsheets
  • Experience of effective multidisciplinary team working
  • Able to clearly demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of current UK clinical trial regulations, good clinical practice and the Declaration of Helsinki 1996


  • Experience of recruiting patients for research
  • Experience of electronic data capture



  • Demonstrates advanced communication skills (oral/written)
  • Demonstrates skills in management and problem solving
  • Ability to work across multiple specialties
  • Experience of conducting audits



  • Able to manage complex facts or situations, requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison in relation to research trials/studies
  • Able to plan and organise complex activities and programmes, requiring formulation and adjustment as necessitated

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas Hospital



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