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Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Practitioner-Cancer

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of an agreed Haematology - Oncology / Cancer clinical research portfolio at St George's Hospital.
  • The post holder will work collaboratively with the research teams and wider multidisciplinary team in the management of their own caseload of clinical trials patients and be accountable for the achievement of local and national targets in relation to the service.

Main duties of the job

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent role as Clinical Research Nurse / Clinical Research Practitioner to join Cancer Research Team/Clinical Research Facility.
  • The Clinical Research Nurses / Clinical Research Practitioners play a key role in the delivery of clinical research at St. George's Hospital, developing and creating robust systems and processes to enable clinical research to run smoothly, efficiently and whilst ensuring the highest of standards are maintained.
  • This role involves liaison with Principal Investigators and other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality data collection and clinical care, with a commitment to participant safety and welfare.
  • The post holder will be expected to advocate for patients and empower them to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical research studies by providing advice and information.
  • The post holder will work with a high level of autonomy, taking delegated responsibility from clinicians for clinical decision making, and will work closely with investigators and multidisciplinary staff.
  • We are very keen to meet potential applicants and would be very happy to facilitate informal visits or answer enquiries regarding the post.

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 person 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
  • ENB 998 0r professionally recognized equivalent teaching course


  • Good Clinical Practice or willingness to be trained



  • Relevant post registration/post degree experience
  • Experience in delivering evidence based practice
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Experience of acting as a patient advocate
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation


  • Experience in Clinical Research
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience working as a preceptor/facilitator
  • Experience working in Oncology



  • Excellent communication, interpersonal & management skills
  • Well developed clinical skills
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritise workload
  • Competent use of relevant software specifically spreadsheets.


  • Experience in ECG's, spirometry and phlebotomy



  • Awareness of GCP, clinical research methodology and treatment protocols


  • Participation in clinical or nursing research



  • Self-motivated
  • Adaptable & responsive to changing needs
  • Reliable/Team player
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


SW17 0QT

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