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Job Summary

Are you a registered Nurse Associate looking for a new challenge? Then we have an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in clinical research.

Our team of children’s research nurses deliver world-class care to patients participating in clinical trials across our NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF), Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Network: North Thames. Some of our recent successes include the Summit plc trial, to which the first two global patients were recruited in the CRF. The CRF has supported a BioMarin Pharmaceuticals sponsored clinical trial that has led to the clinical development and approval of a drug called VIMIZIM as a treatment for Morquio A syndrome. These successes demonstrate the importance of the research nurse contribution in continuing to deliver high quality and complex clinical studies for paediatric and rare diseases.

Main duties of the job

As a skilled member of the team you will be providing a high standard of holistic, family-centred clinical care to children and their families participating in research studies. With support from the Senior Research Nursing Team, you will support the day to day running of a number of research programmes from a variety of different specialities. You will be responsible for the recruitment of participants, facilitation of the consent process, administration of the clinical interventions required as part of the study (e.g. non-intravenous medications, observing and responding to side effects (e.g. anaphylaxis), and ensuring the accurate collection and submission of data, in line with the study protocols and research regulations.

This post is 4 days a week 8-6pm shifts which may include late, night and weekend shifts depending on study requirements

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed. We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women’s staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust’s mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nursing Associate
  • Nursing Associate Foundation degree qualification
  • GCSE Grade A-C in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent



  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development
  • Understands and acts in line with NMC professional standards for practice contained within The Code
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and escalate to the appropriate professional for expert help and advice
  • Understand requirements for NMC professional revalidation
  • Understanding of the importance of following procedures and treatment plans
  • Experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate
  • Experience of providing and receiving complex, sensitive information



  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture
  • Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities
  • Ability to plan and prioritise care of own delegated patient workload
  • Committed to patient family centred care
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal) with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to support, supervise, assess and act as a role model to Nursing Associate students, other learners and Health Care Support Workers are required within the clinical setting
  • Ability to develop effective and appropriate relationships with people. Their families, carers and colleagues

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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