Research Nurse

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

South Team 0.9WTE, base TBC.

Covering Primary Care in the Rugby area.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Research Nurses to join the West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN) Primary Care Speciality supporting the safe conduct of clinical studies from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Portfolio. The post provides an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals to join an established team of Primary Care Research Nurses, covering GP practices in the West Midlands.

We are looking for a self-motivated, adaptable and knowledgeable adult trained registered nurse who is clinically confident working independently but also as part of a team, preferably with experience of working in research and/or Primary Care/Community nursing.

Current driving license and use of vehicle for work purposes are essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the existing research team in commercial and academic clinical trials. This will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating research-nursing care and providing support to patients who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial programme.

This includes ensuring the clinical trial has full approval to proceed, collecting data, interviewing, supporting, monitoring patients, and data entry. Clinical aspects of the role will include phlebotomy, analysis of blood specimens, drug administration and clinical observation. The role includes close liaison with clinicians, data managers, pharmaceutical companies and outpatient and inpatient staff. You will also identify barriers to recruitment to research studies and assist in finding solutions to overcome these. The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly across a geographical region within the West Midlands.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.We are delighted that we have been rated as \Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards; The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work autonomously to manage their caseload of patients, whilst working as part of a research team. Maintain effective communication with patients, carers and professionals to ensure service delivery. Assist in the screening of patients suitable for entry into clinical trials. This may include attending clinics, reviewing patient notes and attending Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings/ practice meetings.

To assess new patients in the clinical area, identifying their psychological, physiological, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs in relation to their disease and proposed treatment, providing a pathway of nursing care for the patients in accordance with the clinical trial protocol.

To act as the patient's advocate when relevant and to be able to educate on all the treatment options to enable a patient to make an informed choice, negotiating with the medical team to agree a pathway of care.

In collaboration with other members of the research team, to assess the needs of patients, their families, and other carers and provide specific advice or support as appropriate.

To maintain adequate patients records and ensure all relevant information is accurately documented in the patients medical notes.

To be trained in phlebotomy, and other clinical skills, and keep skills regularly updated.

To act as one of the primary points of contact for clinical trials patients.

To see full list of duties and main responsibilities, please refer to the full job description attached to the vacancy on the Trust website.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse


  • ICH GCP Trained



  • Extensive experience as qualified registered general nurse


  • Extensive specialist experience



  • NMC Registration
  • Current driving license and use of vehicle for work purposes

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