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Research & Development
Band 7
1 year (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (7 day service)
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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St Thomas' Hospital
£45,780 - £51,393 pa inc HCA
Salary period
14/05/2021 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Research Team Educator

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King’s College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of ‘good’. Our adult community services achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’.

The commitment of our 22,000 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery of the most high profile Covid-19 clinical research projects?

Covid-19 research has become the National and Trust priority for clinical research. To manage the new and growing portfolio of studies providing evidence for pandemic management, the Trust rapidly established a Covid-19 research team. The team supports delivery of a whole portfolio of Covd-19 research including both treatment and prophylactic and vaccine research.  

You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, and motivated multidisciplinary team in a dynamic teaching hospital in central London working across the multiple areas to deliver COVID 19 research to a high standard. The research portfolio consists of COVID-19 research trials looking at treatments, prophylactic and vaccines. The post holder will be a clinical research educator. You will work closely with the Research Matron, R&D Lead, Principal Investigators and clinical staff to ensure a safe and high quality level of care for our patients and their families or carers.

Applicants must be a registered adult nurse with evidence of continuing professional development. You should have good experience in clinical research within the NHS, a strong clinical background and a desire and willingness to learn & develop others. Prior management experience is also essential. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability and initiative to work independently.

We will provide a comprehensive induction programme and ensure that all staff have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training. Opportunities for developing new research/clinical skills are available and actively encouraged. The role will require 7 day cross-site working which will entail working in COVID-19 positive areas and working in the community on occasion as the design of the trials we conduct evolve.

Clinical Research Team Educator

We are seeking to appoint flexible and enthusiastic and Nurse Educator. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and team working skills and will have the support of a Research matron as well as opportunity to work with colleagues from across the Trust. We are looking for successful candidates to commence in post as soon as possible.

The Clinical Research Team Educator will work with the Matron for Research and the wider multi-professional team to provide a comprehensive education package for all members of the team, regularly working in research clinics alongside staff.

They will act as a role model and be responsible for implementing all necessary training and education to ensure the safe delivery of research within Covid-19 research team.

For further details please contact

Closing date: 14th May at midnight

Interview will be held via MS Teams the provisional interview date is 26th May 2021.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Federico Borchini
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Clinical Research Educator
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