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Research Nurse/ AHP - Clinical Research Network

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
The Clinical Research Network West of England is seeking a Research Nurse to support an exciting initiative to increase the research opportunities available to patients and service users in primary care, social care and other community settings. The post holder will be based in Bristol, and will be an integral part of the CRN West of England Research facilitation within Community and Health settings (WE ReACH) Team, involved in study set up, data management and research delivery at research sites across the CRN West of England patch.

About the Clinical Research Network The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) coordinates and supports the delivery of clinical research in the NHS and the wider health and social care environment, and supports patients, the public, and health and care organisations across England to participate in high-quality research, thereby advancing knowledge and improving care. For more information please see the 'Working for the CRN West of England' pdf.

Main duties of the job

The post holder needs to be a flexible, motivated team player ideally with some understanding of clinical research delivery and associated legislation. The work requires initiative, accuracy, attention to detail and excellent time management. The post holder will be networking with a broad professional group, including Clinicians, Research Nurses, Research and Development staff, Trial Managers and Investigators both locally, in the network and in external Clinical Trials Units.

There is a requirement to uphold the NIHR objective to increase the opportunities for patients and the public to participate in, and benefit from, research and drive faster translation of scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients. The role is based in Bristol but will involve travel to research sites, meetings and conferences across the CRN West of England patch and nationally as required. The successful candidate will need to be adaptable in their work patterns to deliver study requirements.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical / health and care practice
  • Interest in health and care research
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Data Protection Act and Caldicott principles


  • Research/Audit experience
  • Experience of taking charge of a clinical shift
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and willingness to develop computer skills further

Skills and Abilities


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and use own initiative
  • Evidence of good management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources effectively
  • Good report writing skills, a focus on accuracy and meticulous attention to details
  • Ability to prioritise to ensure effective and efficient workload completion

Qualifications and Education


  • Registered Nurse level 1 with current NMC registration or Allied Health Professional with equivalent qualification and registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Undergraduate degree in Nursing, Science or Health related discipline

Public Sector Lanugage Competency


  • Able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard



  • Personal insight and awareness with ability to recognise own limits
  • Personal focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly according to role needs
  • Enthusiasm for and desire to embed research within clinical practice
  • Personal focus on the 6 Cs: Care, Compassion, Courage, Commitment, Competence & Communication
  • A demonstrable commitment to the UHBW values: We are supportive, respectful, innovative and collaborative
  • Willingness and ability to work flexibly, e.g. early mornings, late evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to travel to home visits and local hospitals within the West of England

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)



Lewins Mead



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