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Clinical Trial Coordinator/Research Nurse

Job Reference: 196-BRC1256

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Dermatology
St Thomas' Hospital, London
£27,626.60 - £35,529.60 p.a inc HCA

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.

Two Clinical Trial Coordinator/Research Nurse posts (Band 5/6) – Dermatology Advert

An exciting opportunity has arising for two Band 5/Band 6 Clinical Trial Coordinator/Research Nurse posts at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, within Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and King’s College London.

We are the largest dermatology unit in the UK with nationally and internationally recognised research and clinical expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin disease.  The clinical research group consists of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, research nurses, scientists and administrative support housed in the heart of clinical dermatology facilities, and designs, conducts and manages commercial and non-commercial clinical research with specific focus on eczema, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases. 

The Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC) or Research Nurse (depending on professional background and experience this will either be a Band 5 or Band 6 post) will provide support for the Research Programme of the Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research, St John’s Institute of Dermatology. The Unit is directed by Prof Carsten Flohr, Consultant and Chair in Dermatology and Population Science. Prof Flohr is also Research & Development Lead for St John’s Institute.

Prof Flohr and his team are running a broad portfolio of research studies, including a national trial comparing systemic treatments in severe atopic eczema and a water softener prevention trial which examines the effect of hard versus soft domestic water on skin barrier function. In addition, Prof Flohr’s team has won strategic funding from the British Skin Foundation to set up a national atopic eczema biologics registry (A*STAR registry). As we are entering an exciting era of biologics therapy for patients with severe eczema, Prof Flohr’s team is also working with several pharmaceutical companies to test these new agents.

The CTC/RN will in particular be involved in study recruitment and assessments. The CTC/RN may also be involved in aspects of study and data management and will closely work with other members of the Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research. In addition, they may be asked to support other research projects run within the Research Unit as a CTC/RN, capacity permitting.

As the CTC/RN in the Unit, you will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and independent person with an interest in research. You will be responsible for assisting the Lead Nurse and Research Manager in the development of research protocols, be responsible for maximising patient recruitment, ensure that Research Governance Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice are adhered to and maintain clinical trial study documentation. 

The role will involve carrying out clinical assessments for clinical research studies within the Department of Paediatric Dermatology. You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to achieve weekly targets of recruitment.  In addition, the role will require working within multi-disciplinary teams and you should have the ability to prioritise competing workloads. 

Much of this work will be conducted within GSTT clinics, and you may be expected to work flexible hours to meet set targets.

Please note that this role will involve venepuncture, so please make sure you read the essential criteria for this role before applying.

For further information please contact Mr Balathas Thirugnanabalan, Dermatology Research Manager on 020 7188 9142 or via email: Balathas.Thirugnanabalan@gstt.nhs.ukor Prof Carsten Flohr, Head, Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research via email: .

Closing Date: Sunday 3 March 2019 at Midnight

Interview date:  TBC

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

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