Current vacancies at the Trust

Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Research and Development
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St. Thomas' Hospital
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inclusive of HCA
27/06/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Paediatric research at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital is growing and developing. The paediatric clinical research team is expanding in size, scope and clinical facilities. This is an exciting time to join our team and make your mark on paediatric research and help shape its future.

The team supports over 40 studies across a diverse range of specialties; from phase one to phase four clinical trials, medical device evaluations, dietetic interventions and cohort studies and will have the opportunity to act in a lead nurse capacity with your own study portfolio. The team also offers its skills and expertise on a regular basis to the set up and conduct of over 90 additional studies embedded within the wards and clinical services of Evelina London. These include The Centre for the Developing Brain, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), cardiology and theatres. These roles present the chance to work closely with the clinical teams while expanding your skills across a variety of studies and disciplines.

To support the expanding team and growing portfolio of studies, we are moving into newly refurbished designated paediatric facilities embedded within the multidisciplinary adult Clinical Research Facility (CRF) in St. Thomas’ Hospital, the paediatric allergy CRF (Snowy Owl) located within Evelina London and new modern office space. Each team member will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of these spaces and to work with our colleagues, patients, families and the public in the future development of research at Evelina London.

Evelina London is the first children’s hospital to be rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The paediatric clinical research team works hard to continue this level of excellence and all teams members will have the opportunity to contribute to this work.

We are currently looking to recruit a Band 6 Children’s Clinical Research Nurse with a specialist interest in neurology to join our dynamic and friendly team to support and lead on the delivery of high quality, holistic care to children and young people participating in research studies.
You will be joining a team which includes clinical research nurses, a clinical research educator, a clinical trial pharmacist, a research manager, trial coordinators and administrators.

As a Children’s Research Nurse you will play a key role in coordinating and delivering a portfolio of research studies spanning a number of specialities in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team. Working across commercial and portfolio adopted studies, you will work with the wider multidisciplinary team including the Principal investigators and study sponsors to deliver a seamless research pathway for patients. You will be responsible for the holistic nursing care of children and young people and their families on existing clinical trials and contribute to the assessment and management of care pathways for patients participating in clinical studies.
This will involve screening, recruiting, educating and monitoring children and young people in studies as well the collation and documentation of study data. You will be trained to take informed consent for selected studies which do not involve a medicinal product. Previous research experience is not essential as a comprehensive training and development programme is available.
As a skilled communicator, the successful candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills and be able to act as an ambassador for promoting research utilisation and best practice.

Closing Date: 27th June 2018

Interviews date will be held week commencing 2 July 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

To arrange an informal discussion/ visit, please contact Shelley Mieres on 07825218322

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