Research Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
Job summary

Do you have an interest in Physical Health Care Research; how an evidence base and best practice guidance is developed in the NHS? Are you keen to develop your clinical experience into a new area?

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Research and Innovation Department in Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for new team members to support our delivery of cutting-edge treatments and development of our understanding of physical health care. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, with good clinical experience and an interest in research delivery in the NHS. Of particular interest are candidates with some research and phlebotomy experience although this is not essential.

Our research team plays a vital role in setting up research studies to take place at SHFT, recruiting patients and carers to take part and ensuring the smooth running of clinical trials in the research facility.

The post will be offered at Band 5/6/7 dependant on experience. It is a part-time, fixed term contract for up to 12 months.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr Lizi Graves.

Main duties of the job

The role will include working on the delivery of our portfolio of physical health studies including diabetes research, respiratory, stroke, General Practice primary care research. It is a varied role and the post holder will work across studies including new studies as we set them up in the department. A comprehensive induction and training programme (including training and support to develop specialist assessment skills) will be developed and tailored to their requirements; therefore experience in clinical research is desirable but not essential.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

-Current NMC registration (other professions may be considered, please enquire)

-Post-qualification experience

-Excellent attention to detail

-Enjoys project management and delivery

-Excellent patient and clinical skills


-Ability to commute between sites

The post holder will have a specialist knowledge in physical health enabling them to work independently. Will work autonomously to assist in the management of clinical trial patients, whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by the trial Principal Investigators. Be able to maintain effective communication with patients, carers and professionals to ensure high quality service delivery. The post holder will be working within a large team of staff based within the department at Tom Rudd Unit in Moorgreen Hospital supporting both commercial and non-commercial research activity throughout the organisation.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*To act as study co-ordinator for clinical trials and research studies, under indirect supervision of Research Portfolio Delivery Lead

*Have an awareness of legislation and the Mental Capacity Act; take informed consent as per study protocol.

*To manage the feasibility and set-up of trials against NIHR metrics

*Provide line management support of Assistant Clinical Research Practitioners (aCRP) (dependent on banding)

*Work with the R&I manager to ensure the appropriate systems to support Trust researchers are in place in all aspects of the R&I process, ensuring that all governance elements are met

*Support the R&I manager in ensuring that aCRPs have adequate knowledge and skills for effective delivery of research support activities

*To identify patients suitable for entry into portfolio adopted research studies, according to specific protocols and guidelines. This may include attending clinics and multidisciplinary team meetings, reviewing medical notes and inclusion/exclusion criteria.

*To communicate information about studies and make presentations to clinicians and other relevant groups.

*To ensure patients / carers are provided with written information relevant to the research study and are given the opportunity to discuss the research study or clinical trial adequately at the outset and during the course of the research or clinical trial in which they are being asked to participate (i.e. informed consent).

*To ensure that any data collection is conducted according to specific research protocols (in liaison with the research teams) and adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998 and according to Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

*Adherence to and interpretation of research study protocols and standard operating procedures including compliance with local, national and international research regulations.

*To assist participants with the completion of questionnaires as necessary.

*To attend and support patients in the clinical environment for monitoring, assessment and follow up as part of research projects.

*Observe patients and monitor treatment toxicity/side effects; escalating findings accordingly.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration (other professions may be considered, please enquire)
  • Driving licence

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