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Research Nurse (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Haematology Clinical Trials Team is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire & the Humber. Leeds is also one of the leading sites in the UK looking into the research, diagnostics and treatment development of haematological disorders.

The Haematology Clinical Trials Department offers a busy and dynamic environment, supporting the delivery of clinical research across a wide range of malignant and non-malignant diseases. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated Nurse to join a team of clinicians, nurses and supporting staff to provide patients with the opportunity to participate in clinical studies.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based at St Jamess Institute of Oncology, Level 3 Bexley Wing, St James University Hospital Leeds. The aim of the post is to support the department deliver a portfolio of clinical trials to a high standard, working with colleagues within the Clinical Trials department, Trust and external organisations.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the the coordination and management of patients being considered for, and participating in clinical trials. The role will involve patient recruitment, the delivery of SACT and non SACT investigational treatments, and the continued assessment of patients throughout trials. The department manages a large and complex portfolio of clinical studies, actively delivering early phase 1 through to high recruiting phase 3 trials.

About us

For the right candidate this post offers the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and experience in the world of Research Nursing, The work is varied, interesting, and at times, challenging. You will be supported by a large and experienced team of Haematology Research Nurses, and you will derive satisfaction from a contribution that makes real differences to patients lives as well as the development of new treatments

The post sits within the well-established Haematology Research Nurse Team. The team maintains a close working relationship with the Leeds Clinical Research Facility (LCRF), and the post holder will be involved in supporting a cross section of early phase clinical trials conducted in the LCRF.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will contribute actively to the conduct, coordination and delivery of the Haematology Trials Research Portfolio, under the leadership of the Senior Research Nurse/Midwife. Working effectively with the immediate and broader multidisciplinary team (MDT), being responsible for ensuring that high standards of clinical care planning, delivery, safety and patient satisfaction is to a very high standard, compliant with Trust policy, study protocol requirements, local and national guidance and legislation.

The post holder will support the Senior Research Nurse/Midwife, Principle Investigators and associated multidisciplinary colleagues in the planning, scheduling, conduct, recruitment, patient care, support and data collection required for all studies within the department. They will be responsible for developing their own clinical practice, maintaining competencies (related to the research portfolio) and where appropriate taking delegated responsibility for the clinical elements of studies in line with Trust policies and study protocols.

Working effectively and proactively with agreed external agencies and collaborative partners, the individual will adhere to agreed study pathways and processes to derive accurate and robust data capture, and ensure pharmacovigilance is maintained.

The post holder will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken within the department safeguards the wellbeing of patients and is conducted within the confines of ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research, EU directive, UK Governance Framework and other relevant UK legislation pertaining to the conduct and delivery of research.

The post holder will act as a role model developing the research team and ensuring effective management of the department in the absence of the Senior Research Nurse/Midwife. During exceptional times of need, you will contribute to clinical service, as agreed with the Matron for the CSU and in line with the Trusts escalation policy.

We are looking to recruit a proactive and self-motivated, individual with a keen interest in research to work within the Haematology Clinical Trials team. The post-holder will work closely with senior colleagues and members of the MDT to deliver high quality clinical care to patients during their participation in both interventional and observational studies. The post will cover both the inpatient and outpatient settings with the caseload varying in size and complexity according to the trial portfolio.

The post holder will be required to work alongside industry partners, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Yorkshire and Humber (Y& H) and colleagues in neighbouring establishments, attending regional and national meetings as required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Post registration qualification in speciality


  • Recognised teaching/ assessing qualification
  • Research qualification (e.g. certificate/ MSc in clinical research)



  • Significant post registration experience
  • Experience of computer databases and administration


  • Research experience
  • Haematology experience

Skills & Behaviours


  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Knowledge of clinical research specific issues
  • Autonomy Independence
  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • IT skills
  • Excellent Time management Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • SACT competent


  • Awareness and understanding of the principles of ICH GCP

practical skills or Additional Requirements


  • Able to fulfil Occupational health requirements for post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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