Clinical Research Specialist Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cardiff and Vale University R& D for a band 6 Research Nurse to become part of the Research Delivery team supporting research in Cardiff and Vale.

We are seeking to employ a Registered Nurse with either research experience and/or extensive clinical experience.

The post holder will be based at the University Hospital of Llandough and will be employed to support the growing portfolio of studies as well as supporting the Research Delivery Team as a whole. The post holder may be required to work across sites including University Hospital of Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • The purpose of this post is to increase the number of patients participating in clinical trials at Cardiff and Vale UHB.
  • The post will contribute to the assessment and management of the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will include the recruitment, education, monitoring of trial patients, the collection and documentation of accurate data.
  • The post holder will be working with Lead Nurses and multidisciplinary teams within the Clinical Boards and Directorates as well as the wider research teams assisting with the management of a caseload of clinical trials patients.
  • The post will assess and carry out clinical procedures for patients/participants and will be considered part of the clinical team during the participants' involvement with the study. Implementing a programme of care, providing advice and will maintain records within various settings.
  • The post holder will have a specialist knowledge in research and/or clinical practice enabling the post holder to work independently eg either previous experience as a clinical research nurse or specialist knowledge within an appropriate care setting.
  • As part of the Research and Development team the post holder will contribute to the efficient set up and delivery of research within the UHB contributing to the performance metrics set for the UHB.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Current registration with NMC
  • Specialist knowledge of research legislation, GCP and National Framework and/or extensive clinical experience
  • Ability to make independent decisions and advise others on appropriate action.
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • ECDL



  • Evidence of previous patient/client and Multi Disciplinary Team contact within work environment.
  • Experience of undertaking clinical research and/or extensive clinical experience in a specific area
  • Excellent written, verbal and organisational skills

Aptitude and abilities


  • Ability to communicate complex information to patients/carers/ members of MDT
  • Enthusiastic and ability to motivate others
  • Able to prioritise workload and work autonomously

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

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University of Hospital of Llandough


CF64 2XX

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