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Research Nurse/Practitioner

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year £28,407 - £34,581 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical research helps millions of people live longer and healthier lives.

If you want to join this innovative and exciting speciality, then we are offering a unique opportunity to work as a Clinical Research delivery Nurse/Practitioner in the Agile Team within the Research and Development Department, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

The Agile Team predominantly coordinate the vaccine trials along with supporting other specialist teams within the department. The role involves day-to-day care of participants on clinical studies including screening, recruitment, and follow-up.

Our staff come from a variety of specialities and backgrounds to create a multidisciplinary research team working together to deliver research across Plymouth.

We offer a friendly, supportive working environment with access to training and professional development and offer a full induction programme with ongoing mentoring. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and support delivery of research and see first-hand the difference it makes to patients' lives.

For further information or if you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Chris Gordon, Senior Research Nurse

01752 438135


Rachel Franklin

Research Nurse Specialist

01752 438135

Main duties of the job

The Research Nurse / Practitioner will work as part of the clinical research team to support the safe conduct of research in in accordance with the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice guidelines and provide assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of trial participants are protected. The post-holder will work with the research team to plan, implement, organise and manage concurrent research projects. S/he will develop networks with Multidisciplinary Teams across the Trust and other appropriate local and national agencies. S/he will coordinate and manage the relevant study portfolio and deliver recruitment accrual in line with performance and monitoring objectives.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS at Risk staff throughout Devon who is able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Have an understanding of the clinical research team work-plan and contribute to its achievement.
  • Manage research performance and study timelines of relevant studies.
  • Collaborate with other Trusts and organisations within the region to improve research delivery.
  • Keep up to date with research management issues through liaison with other Research Specialists /Team leaders and link with national networks.
  • Provide relevant supervision and mentorship to members of staff and students.
  • Take responsibility for own health, safety and security and promote the health, safety and security of the wider team.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of clinical and research policies, procedures and SOPs.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse or Healthcare Professional, (if not a registered practitioner then significant appropriate clinical practice essential)


    • Research Training (e.g. GCP, degree module, informed consent)

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Pertinent clinical skills
    • Computer literacy including ability to work with databases.
    • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and work to tight deadlines.


    • Proven knowledge of the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.

    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

    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


    Bircham Park Offices


    PL6 8BQ

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