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Band 6 Research Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new opportunity? Are you a Level 1 Registered Adult Nurse with significant acute setting experience? Are you looking for a career that is more autonomous?

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a Band 6 Nurse to join our rapidly expanding and dynamic Clinical Research Team on the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. In this role you will have the opportunity to maintain and develop all of your existing clinical skills within a research environment where you will be delivering the administration of investigational medicinal products, taking part in translational research and developing the set-up of new trials.

The NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility is a joint collaboration between University Hospitals Birmingham, University of Birmingham and the Wellcome Trust. This purpose built research environment undertakes research projects from a variety of clinical specialities. We offer opportunities to work regionally, nationally and internationally with commercial and academic institutions to bring research to the forefront of modern health care.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Nurse on our Research Facility you will have the opportunity to work in a nurse-led environment and be expected to manage and lead on your own caseload of research projects. You will have the opportunity to maintain and develop existing clinical skills, such as but not limited to, phlebotomy, intravenous therapy, cannulation and central access devices. You will also be given the opportunity to develop new exciting skills such as administration of cytotoxic agents, working within our state of the art endoscopy suite and laboratory skills such as centrifugation and sample processing. You will be working closely with Senior Clinicians and other Multi-disciplinary team members to implement and set up the delivery of trial protocols ensuring the highest quality of data collection, with a continued commitment to participant safety and welfare.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate that they have significant acute experience and a willingness to train in extended roles. In return we can offer you continued professional development and the opportunity to working within a highly skilled and dynamic research service. If you are interested in this post we highly recommend that you come and look around our unit to meet us and discuss the post further. Please contact Claire Brown or Fiona Evans: on 0121 371 3189

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered level 1 Adult Nurse on the NMC register (E)


  • * Health care management / leadership qualification (D)



  • * Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • * Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff ( E )
  • * Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD (E )
  • * Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff (E )
  • * Experience of mentoring undergraduate students ( E )
  • * Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department (E )
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice. (E )


  • * Evidence of Research knowledge ( D)
  • * Experience of clinical trials/ studies/ research coordination (D)

Additional Criteria


  • * Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD (E )
  • * Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners (E )
  • * Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role (E )
  • * Excellent Communication skills /written / verbal / IT (E )
  • * Ability to work under pressure across competing demands (E )
  • * Ability to articulate the principles of safeguarding and mental capacity (E )
  • * Positive and enthusiastic attitude (E )
  • * Approachable and friendly (E )
  • * Supportive (E )
  • * Flexible (E )
  • * Well organised (E )
  • * Good communicator (E )
  • * Sound clinical reasoning and decision making (E )
  • * Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations (E)
  • * Ability to inspire and lead a team (E )
  • * Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need (E )


  • Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following: (D)
  • * Leadership
  • * Team Building
  • * Managing resources
  • * Time management
  • * Role modelling
  • * Change management / clinical developments
  • * Clinical governance
  • * Audit and research
  • * Workforce planning / management
  • * NHS policy and political awareness
  • TBC at appointment
  • Willingness to work core shift patterns for the area Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours /weekend working
  • OR
  • Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period when working as part of a peer group with occasions of out of hours / weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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