Clinical Research Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
High Wycombe
Depending on experience Dependent on experience and years of service
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Research & Innovation department at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is supported by Thames Valley & South Midlands Clinical Research Network to promote National Portfolio projects through the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Thedepartment also supports local research as well as commercial and student research within varied specialties and themes.

We are looking for a colleague to work collaboratively with the clinical trials team and the wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of the caseload of clinical trial patients.

Clinical Research is essential for improving patient care and finding new treatments. The research nurse, midwife and practitioner are at the heart of this process: acting as the patient advocate, maintaining patient safety, and ensuring the patient is supported throughout the research study.

The role is varied, interesting, dynamic and often challenging and requires a wide range of clinical skills and experience. The research nurse co-ordinates the day to day management of the research portfolio, requiring a flexible, adaptable approach with good communication and organisational skills.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work within the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Research and Innovation team, promoting the entry of patients into research with supervision and within agreed competencies. The purpose of the post is to raise awareness of clinical trials, increase the number of patients recruited into trials and to provide information and support for those involved in research projects.
  • Central to this role is the recruitment, education and monitoring of the patient entering a clinical trial. The maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records is an essential aspect of this post. The post holder will work closely with acute clinical nursing teams, multi-disciplinary teams and external organisations.
  • The post-holder will be expected to work alongside the local research networks to provide best care to our patient groups. A crucial aspect of this unique role will be to work within the regional direct delivery/transformational team facilitating delivery of trials to a greater population throughout the region. The post-holder will actively promote research amongst clinicians, service users and the wider NHS.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! - BHT - A great place to work (

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our care values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

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Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships
  • Patients are always first. Drives service improvements. Strong self-awareness with a desire to grow.
  • Treats all with compassion and kindness. Ensures everyone feels valued.
  • Consults others and listens to their views/opinions. Enables others to take the initiative



  • NMC Nurse Registration
  • Graduate level qualification in relevant discipline, or be working towards one
  • Evidence of continuous personal, professional and academic development
  • Post registration teaching qualification (eg ENB 998 or mentorship course)
  • Knowledge of NHS Governance and ICH Good Clinical Practice



  • Experience in clinical research trials
  • Experience of collaborating with other agencies.



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of accuracy to detail in data collection
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small team, as well as part of the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work across boundaries, integrating with multidisciplinary staff in relation to research trials
  • Computer literacy
  • Professional presentation skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate work of self and others
  • Commitment to achieving objectives
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical research/clinical trials
  • Phlebotomy skills



  • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet service needs


  • Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Wycombe Hospital

Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe

HP11 2TT

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