Research Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stoke on Trent
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual with an interest in research to provide clinical trial support to the Research and Innovation team based at the Trust's research site at Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent.

The role supports rheumatology and musculoskeletal research, as well as research in other physical health specialty areas including vaccines and long-term conditions.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • \In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The role involves supporting with the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data, including collection and management of samples. The successful candidate must be able to travel across the Trust geography, including to our research sites at Cheadle, north Staffordshire.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates wishing to develop their research expertise to work on a variety of interesting projects within a friendly and supportive team. We can offer a research nurse development programme which aims to support progression from AfC band 5 to band 6.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as a Research Nurse, undertaking clinical assessments and interventions according to the protocol provided for the study being delivered.
  • To work towards working autonomously in all areas of practice relating to clinical research, developing the ability to assist in the planning and management of the portfolio of clinical research studies, with the support of the senior team.
  • To read and process research protocols, patient information and GP letters and ensure that information about clinical trials is clearly and appropriately communicated to research participants.
  • To ensure that all study documents are kept up to date, version-controlled and appropriately stored; also ensure that all data queries and audit actions are followed up and completed in a reasonable timescale.
  • Assist with the evaluation of patient eligibility for entry to clinical studies by co-ordinating pre-study tests, obtaining results and arranging appropriate appointments according to the study protocol. Assist with ensuring that subsequent study specific investigations are undertaken as required by the protocol.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse


  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Experience or interest in research


  • Understanding of research methodology

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