Research Nurse

Job Description

Job summary

The National Heart and Lung Institute is recruiting a Research Nurse as part of Breathing Together, a multicentre multi-million pound Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. The project aims to investigate what initiates asthma by facilitating the development of biomarkers which can predict the progression of preschool wheeze to asthma. The ultimate long term goal being asthma prevention and improvement of lifelong lung health. More information about Breathing Together can be found on the study website
Duties and responsibilities

We are currently looking for a Band 7 Research Nurse to join our study team. The post involves advertising and recruiting patients; screening and assessment; assisting with clinical study procedures (such as nasal brushings & blood sampling); liaison with patients; data input and recording of trial observations; maintenance of health and safety and ethical standards. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our public engagement programme.
Essential requirements

You should be a fully qualified registered paediatric nurse with demonstrable post-registration experience in children’s respiratory medicine. You must have excellent organisational and communication skills, be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
Further information

This post can be either full-time or part-time (at a minimum of 0.5 FTE), fixed term until 18 March 2019 and is available immediately. The role involves work at multiple sites, including the South Kensington Campus, Royal Brompton Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and in the community.

About Imperial College London

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
Deliver positive outcomes
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
Develop and grow skills and expertise
Work in a planned and managed way