Senior Research Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Research Team are looking for a motivated and capable new member of our successful and supportive team. We work closely with the Clinical Research Network to deliver a portfolio of high-quality research. We deliver research across Mental Health, Older Adults, and Adult Community services. The post holder will play a key part in recruitment, education and monitoring of patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data for those taking part in observational and interventional clinical trials.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are key to ensuring the safe conduct of the research project in accordance with the regulatory and legal frameworks. It is essential that the applicant has an interest in research, be flexible with a 'can do' approach. They must be able to demonstrate that they can prioritise and adjust their workload in relation to the requirements of multiple priorities.

Previous experience as a Research Nurse would be advantageous. However applicants who are able to demonstrate a broad range of relevant clinical and leadership skills, experience and knowledge that can be transferred to a clinical research setting will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, clinically astute, and motivated Registered Nurse to support a portfolio of research projects.

We take considerable pride in our staff and strongly encourage growth and development of individuals within the team.

Main duties of the job

Proactively and positively contribute to the achievement of clinical research outcomes through individual and team effort

Provide line management and mentorship for designated junior colleagues and students

Work as part of the multidisciplinary team and contribute to the on-going development of the department

Increase recruitment opportunity and retention into clinical trials/research studies

Facilitate and maintain effective communication within the research team and between the multidisciplinary team

Increase the level of knowledge & skills within the Trust through sharing best practice and supporting others to develop their professional abilities

Work autonomously to manage own studies and as a lead, reporting progress to the Research manager

Plan the specialist nursing care of patients enrolled into research studies/clinical trials, monitor, and evaluate their progress

Identify and recruit patients to participate in clinical studies ensuring they meet the relevant criteria and good clinical practice guidelines are followed

Support patients in making an informed treatment choice by providing specialist knowledge in relation to the disease process, treatment options and treatment side effects, providing on-going specialised advice and information to patients and their carers/families, regarding their participation in the study to facilitate effective and on-going valid informed consent

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education,Qualifications and relevant experience


  • NMC Professional registration
  • Educated to diploma level and actively working towards degree level
  • Significant post qualification experience equivalent to post-graduate level study
  • Research Experience


  • Knowledge of IT databases

Education, Qualifications and relevant experience


  • Previous research experience
  • Audit experience / Research methodology


  • GCPor informed consent training

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Kernow Building

Wilson Way


TR15 3QE

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