Research Nurse (Oncology)

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in becoming a Research Nurse within Oncology Research?

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen within the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust for an Oncology Research Nurse . The team are looking for a self-motivated, dynamic and adaptable individual who is clinically confident. The focus of this role will be to develop the individual nurse in the speciality of Oncology Research working with multiple tumour sites.

Main duties of the job

You will work across a range of research studies including investigational medication studies, observational research and clinical interventions as well as supporting and managing patients care within the Oncology Department.

Well-developed skills and experience in acute areas with an interest in developing your career in this specialised area will be an advantage, however, no research experience is necessary.

The position will enable the post holder to gain clinical knowledge and skills within the speciality by working closely with the consultants and specialist nurses in the clinical areas and with members of the multidisciplinary team throughout the trust. The post will allow development of both specialist oncology and research skills under the guidance of the oncology research teams. We are keen to invest in and develop our staff and a variety of training opportunities will be provided.

If you are interested in making a difference and exploring where evidence-based medicine is developed, the Oncology Research Team are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse to join our busy team The successful candidate will be involved in recruiting patients and following them up in treatment and clinics.

This post will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to significantly develop their research/clinical skills and knowledge base.

Informal visits and discussions are actively encouraged.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Under the direction of the Lead Consultants, Registrars, Research Doctors and Senior Research Nurses, you will participate in the recruitment and follow up of patients to research studies attending Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust You will be responsible for undertaking study related procedures (as appropriate) whilst adhering to the protocol. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning and on-going care and safety of the Oncology research participants and will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team, referring patients for specialist care as needed. An important aspect of the role will be the maintenance of highly accurate and comprehensive records of data derived from the research studies. The post holder will be required to work autonomously with supervision and guidance of the Senior Research Nurses.

The successful candidate will be based in the Sunrise Centre, working with the established Oncology Research Team, and the larger multi-disciplinary team. Ongoing education and development is actively encouraged and offered continually. There are also opportunities to attend local, national and international meetings and conferences.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing or HCP
  • Knowledge of GCP
  • NMC Registration


  • GCP Certificate



  • Post Registration experience


  • Research Experience
  • Understanding of Data collection



  • Venepuncture/ Central Line knowledge and a willingness to learn usage


  • Knowledge of SACT treatments
  • cannualtion

Organistaional skills


  • experience of working in a busy environment
  • ability to work independently or as part of a team


  • Experience of delegation of tasks

IT systems


  • Good knowledge of IT systems


  • Knowledge and use of IT systems including PAS, Maxims and Aria

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital

Sunrise Centre



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