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Research Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust for a Research Nurse to be a part of the Trust's R&D team. The Trust's R&D function is growing and we are looking for an individual to contribute to this growth.The post-holder will be required to work collaboratively with the research team and wider multi-disciplinary teams in the identification, set up delivery and close down of research studies in line with regulation and statute. This will involve the identification, recruitment, education and monitoring of participants in research along with the timely collation and documentation of accurate data. The position will also require the post-holder to work in the Weymouth Research Hub delivering Vaccine Clinical Trials and other Commercial Research.The candidate will have a mature attitude, excellent communication skills, an understanding of scientific protocols and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

The co-ordination of Portfolio research studies conducted by Dorset HealthCare. Working closely with the investigators and research staff, the post holder will be responsible for data collection and arranging assessments and follow-up episodes specified by the protocol. The post holder will maintain consistent contact with participants and professionals to ensure the smooth and safe running of the study. They will ensure that specified milestones are achieved on time and demonstrate that high quality data is being collected and that the trial is being conducted according to the ethically approved protocol and ICH-GCP standards.

The post holder will work across all Dorset HealthCare Trust sites and will work with senior colleagues to ensure the safe conduct of clinical trials, which will include commercial research studies.

The post holder will be required to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • The ability to communicate complex or sensitive information to colleagues, patients or relatives
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Clinical skills - ECG, venepuncture, blood pressure etc.


  • Experience in clinical research

Job specific experience


  • Understand importance of accurate data collection and recording for clinical use


  • Experience of Research
  • Knowledge of governance requirements - e.g GCP

Information Technology


  • Demonstrable experience of using word processing , spreadsheet, database and or presentation software

Personal qualities/attributes


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills

Business Travel


  • Able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business

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