Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

The role will involve working with paediatric research patients from a wide range of specialities including genetic conditions and support with the delivery of commercial and non-commercial studies.

Previous research experience would be a bonus however research training will be given. Knowledge of neurological conditions and infectious diseases would also be an advantage.

The successful post holder would be based at Evelina London Women's and Children's Hospital within the Wolf Clinical Research Facility.

Main duties of the job

We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and dedicated Band 6 Children's Clinical Research Nurse to join our team to support and lead on the delivery of high quality, holistic care to children and young people participating in research studies across a broad spectrum of specialties.

As a Children's Research Nurse you will be working across commercial and non commercial studies, you will work with the wider multidisciplinary team to deliver a seamless pathway for patients participating in research trials/studies.

You will be responsible for the holistic nursing care of children / young people and their families on existing and new clinical trials and contribute to the assessment and management of their care pathways.

This will involve leading on study set up activities, 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.

We provide a comprehensive induction programme and opportunities for developing new research/clinical skills are available and actively encouraged. The normal working hours for the post is Monday - Friday 9am- 5pm although the post holder may need to be flexible to accommodate patient visits and assessments outside of these hours.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighboring NHS organizations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organization and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Research Nurse who can assess, plan, implement, and evaluate research nursing care and provide support to patients attending Wolf CRF and the supporting departments who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial programme.

More information on the role and its requirements can be found in the job description and person specification documentation.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child)
  • Must be a holder of current paediatric intermediate life support qualification and defibrillation skills
  • Evidence of ongoing continuing professional development


  • GCP accreditation
  • Mentorship qualification

Previous experience


  • Extensive experience of working within an acute paediatric ward environment as a qualified nurse with previous acute NHS experience
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints


  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience at Band 6 or senior Band 5, within a relevant clinical / environment
  • Venepuncture and cannulation trained

Skills/ Knowledge


  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and improvement agenda


  • Knowledge of research governance and regulations (ICH/GCP and EU Directives
  • Knowledge of ethical and legal constraints of clinical research.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


1 st Wolf Clinical Research Facility

St. Thomas' Hospital



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Shelley Mieres


Date posted

04 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£38,768 to £46,124 a year p.a inc HCA


Fixed term


2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Compressed hours

Reference number


Job locations

1 st Wolf Clinical Research Facility

St. Thomas' Hospital



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