Research Nurse Band 5 to Band 7


Senior Clinical Research Nurse (London Clinic)


  • To prioritise patient safety by ensuring adherence to ICH GCP.
  • To carry out clinical trial procedures in accordance with ICH GCP.
  • To undertake nursing procedures as per NMC guidelines in ensuring the smooth conduct of trials.
  • Mentoring and training of Research Nurses and other staff in clinical procedures for e.g. venepuncture, vitals and ECGs.


  • RGN / RMN or BSc Nursing.
  • Current NMC registration.
  • 2 years minimum experience within the field of clinical trials.


  • Potentially long periods standing.
  • Dealing with bodily fluids.
  • Long periods looking at a computer screen.
  • Meeting deadlines and working within strict timelines.
  • Ability to travel between sites if required.
  • Ability to travel to national/ international meetings.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including staff):

  • Carry out delegated tasks efficiently and effectively and as per protocol.
  • Display sound organisational skills and the ability to prioritize own workload.
  • Review patient source notes in relation to study inclusion / exclusion criteria.
  • Monitor and appropriately report AE’s / SAE’s.
  • Ensure that all patient visits are completed in accordance with the protocol.
  • Monitor clinical supplies and initiate resupply where required.
  • To attend all study related meetings where requested.
  • Welcome patients into the clinic and optimize patient experience.
  • Prioritize and promote patient safety.
  • Deal courteously and professionally with patients and customers at all times.
  • Ensure a pleasant and safe environment for all visitors to the clinic.
  • Provide encouragement, education and support to patients and trial subjects.
  • Ensure patients fully understand procedures and encourage them to express any concerns.
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally with the rest of the clinical team to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Deal with complaints in accordance with company policies.
  • Assist the study coordinator in the set up of the laboratory files in preparation for study commencement.
  • Ensure laboratory files and logs are updated and complete.
  • Assist with laboratory procedures including, sample processing and packing (appropriate training and IATA certification required).
  • Ensure detailed and accurate specimen labelling and logging.
  • Where delegated, ensure the monitoring and supply of study specific blood kits.
  • Ensure that Company policy is adhered to in terms of relevant Health and Safety issues.
  • Dispense medications via study specific method e.g. IVRS / IWRS.
  • Maintain accurate drug accountability logs
  • Maintain accurate daily room temperature and fridge / freezer logs.
  • Ensure the maintenance of all study related documentation including Investigator Site File (ISF), Pharmacy file and patient documentation in accordance with ICH GCP.
  • Ensure meticulous recording and transcription of data in both clinical and research notes.
  • Ensure accurate and complete data is entered into source notes, case report forms and electronic data systems.
  • Ensure timely resolution of data queries.
  • Maintain an awareness of recruitment issues and deadlines.
  • Promote and assist in recruitment activities where required.
  • Promote patient retention by providing support and regular communication with the study patients.
  • Ensure that telephone calls are dealt with professionally and sensitively, whilst projecting a positive image of 4MCS.
  • Monitor and support site quality as per Company SOPs.
  • To be proactive in implementing company strategy and plans.
  • To support the aims of 4MCS and represent the company appropriately and professionally to all of our customers.
  • Maintain and regularly update personal professional development portfolio (NMC and 4MCS training file).
  • Train other staff in any appropriate areas of competency / experience where required.
  • Provide practical help and guidance to other members of staff.
  • To work at all times in compliance with ICH GCP.
  • To comply with 4MCS Health and Safety policy.
  • To comply with 4MCS policy on equality and diversity.
  • To work in accordance to 4MCS standard operating procedures.
  • To work in accordance to current data protection standards and to maintain strict confidentiality of patient and business related data.
  • To participate in company, sponsor and regulatory audits.
  • To participate in meetings with colleagues and customers as required.
  • To maintain a high level of initiative and personal responsibility to ensure that the job role is carried out.

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