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Junior Clinical Trial Practitioner/Research Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
The Junior Clinical Trial Practitioner/Research Nurse is an exciting role within the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit. The role provides an excellent opportunity for to gain experience of working with cancer trial patients, taking responsibility for the co-ordination and management of interventional studies across a designated portfolio. The post holder will undertake a comprehensive training programme with the support of colleagues from various research disciplines to enable independent working both clinically and administratively.

This is a patient facing role and good communication skills are essential. The post holder will be expected to develop specialised skills and knowledge relating to the conduct of clinical trials, the therapies and the relevant disease sites. The post holder will be expected to achieve sufficient skills to enable patients and their carers to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as the patient's advocate.

We are seeking someone with experience of research in a healthcare setting, knowledge of good clinical practice, good verbal and written communication and attention to detail. However, we offer a comprehensive training programme so if you meet some of these criteria, and have a clear desire to do the job, and then please apply.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Main duties of the job

  • Assist the RN/CTP in coordinating and conducting phase, II and III clinical trials. Helps contribute to in-house, commercial and non-commercial national and international clinical trials.
  • Assists the RN/CTP in ensuring that the approved trial protocols are followed at all times.
  • Coordinates non-complex studies under the supervision and support of senior colleagues.
  • Conduct trials according to current legislation, ICH GCP and local SOPs
  • Understands the importance of documentation of trial data according to ICH GCP guidelines
  • Involved in the feasibility review of upcoming studies.
  • Creates and maintains trial site files.
  • Creates and maintains files of current protocols and patient information sheets/consent forms in the appropriate clinics and departments.
  • Develops critical appraisal skills in evaluating research protocols.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of databases as appropriate.
  • Understands the importance of working collaboratively within the multidisciplinary health care team to registers and Randomises patients into studies.
  • Assists in the identification of patients eligible to enter clinical trials.
  • Ensures trial case report forms are completed within appropriate time lines.
  • Processes blood and tissue samples according to study protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Attends research seminars relevant to clinical trials

Refer attached Job Description for detailed information of the role.

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

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


  • NMC First level registration or equivalent relevant degree
  • Basic computer literacy


  • Post registration oncology qualification or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Competence in research orientated PC software (Access/Excel)
  • Up to date GCP Training



  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development


  • Significant experience of working in cancer
  • Experience of working with oncology/haematology patients
  • Clinical trials experience
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Experience working as a preceptor/facilitator
  • Experience of phlebotomy and cannulation



  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing

Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Proven knowledge of ICH GCP guidelines
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literacy


  • Demonstrates ability to take charge and delegate duties



  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values of safety, kindness, teamwork and improving.

Responsibilities towards promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • All posts to include Demonstratable understanding of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Knowledge of the NHS obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duties

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • Being familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control.
  • Completing all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.
  • Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



250 Euston Road



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