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Clinical Research Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£33,706 to £50,488 a year Per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The opportunity has arisen for two Band 6 Clinical Research Nurses to join the Patient Recruitment Centre based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The LDC is one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research in diabetes and other long terms health conditions. The PRC is one of five centres in the UK, dedicated to setting up and delivering late phase commercial clinical trials in the NHS at pace and scale. PRC Leicester is hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and based at Leicester General Hospital. By attracting more commercial research to the UK, we increase opportunities for NHS patients to access cutting edge treatment and therapies that are not yet widely available through the NHS. We work across the region, through our partners and stakeholders, to ensure as many people as possible are given an opportunity to take part in research.

We are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic candidate to assist in the delivery of a high quality research service of clinical expertise, in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines for the conduct of clinical research trials.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide the highest standards of patient care in line with research protocols and will ensure that such research safeguards the well-being of the patients and non-patients participants and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines for clinical trials.

To work alongside Principal Investigators and the research team to assist in the delivery of a high quality research service of clinical expertise, professional advice, support, guidance and education to the multi-professional team, patients and carers within the research service. Work will be in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines for the conduct of clinical research trials.

The post holder will at all times act in accordance with the NMC Codes of Conduct and Practice, Scope for Professional Practice and all NMC guidelines

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder must have significant experience at a NHS band 5 as a minimum, or equivalent, in clinical research, have the ability to manage their own time and prioritise their own workload. The post requires flexibility and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. Basic understanding of research design and methodology is desirable.

This is a full time post, based at Leicester General Hospital. Travel may be required between sites within the Trust and to Primary Care locations within Leicestershire to support departmental activities and there will be a requirement for early/late shifts and weekend work.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse on appropriate part of the register with current NMC Registration.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • ICH-GCP and research governance.


  • Degree in relevant subject



  • Significant experience at an NHS band 5 as a minimum, or equivalent, in clinical research

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • All staff are expected to engage in compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of high quality care and interactions with others



  • Knowledge of the clinical trial lifecycle, including experience of the set up and performance management of clinical research studies



  • IT/database skills.
  • Ability to provide clear clinical leadership.
  • Ability to evaluate patient eligibility for entry into clinical trials against defined protocols.
  • Competent to perform venous cannulation and/or venous sampling and administration of medication.
  • Ability to educate and support colleagues, patients and carers.

Planning and organisation skills


  • Flexible approach to working, including ability to work on-call, weekends or evenings where appropriate
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road



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