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Clinical Research Nurse/ Trial Practitioner

Sarah Cannon Research Institute – London
Full time
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Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Trail Practitioner
London, Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Full time, 37.5hrs per week (Monday – Friday)
Salary, Competitive

We’re looking for a Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Trial Practitioner to join us at Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) currently rated “Good” by the CQC. We are a world-leading clinical trials facility specialising in the development of new therapies such as targeted and precision medication for cancer patients.

As a Clinical Research Nurse/ Clinical Trial Practitioner you will plan, implement, and evaluate expert research care and provide support to patients attending the Sarah Cannon Research Institute who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial program.

The Research Nurse/ Trial Practitioner will play a key role in ensuring that any research undertaken within the department safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in conjunction with other clinical and non-clinical members of the team. The Research Nurse/ Trial Practitioner will develop strong working relationships with the study investigators working together to ensure patient safety.

The Research Nurse/ Trial Practitioner will support the recruitment of patients and ensure high quality early phase clinical studies are being run within our facility. This will require the research nurse to work flexibly across the Sarah Cannon teams to ensure the successful working of the clinical research facility. They will also act as the patient’s key worker providing support and assistance as required while also assisting in the co-ordination and management of a portfolio of translational clinical research.

The post holder will take responsibility for supervising and monitoring the expected and unexpected side effects of drugs and other treatment modalities used in these trials.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • NMC current registration (if a Registered Nurse)
  • A Registered Nurse or Clinical Trial Practitioner with at least 1 year of experience in research and trials coordination, including early phase trials
  • Oncology Trials experience
  • Chemotherapy Competent (SACT Passport) if a Registered Nurse
  • Patient assessment and phlebotomy skills


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Clinical Research Nurse at Sarah Cannon Research Institute you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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