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Acute Research Nurse/Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
The Department of Clinical research at Musgrove Park Hospital are looking to welcome a new Research Nurse/Practitioner to join their acute research team.

The Acute Research Team is busy! We are a team of 12 who work together to set-up, deliver and manage numerous studies in various departments including, ED, ICU, surgery and other emergency admissions.

If you are interested in research, have experience working in acute settings, motivated, can work autonomously and have great attention to detail then this may be the job for you.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Acute Research Nurse/Practitioner is to assist in the management and co-ordination of research projects involving patients, families and carers at Musgrove Park Hospital. This post will involve the safe conduct of research involving both NIHR portfolio studies and industry funded research, working within the South West Peninsula Clinical Research Network. The role will involve facilitating the aims of the NIHR at a local level by ensuring that the Trust meets its targets for research delivery.

You will work as an integral part of the Acute Research team co-ordinating, delivering, monitoring and recording the care and progress of patients involved in research studies and clinical trials. Working alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will recruit patients and their families to research, thoroughly supporting patients and their carers during their involvement in the research process.

You will ensure that all elements of clinical trial work is carried out in accordance with UK legal requirements, Trust policies and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and regulatory requirements to provide assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of patients are protected.

We would encourage informal emails or phone calls if you'd like to find out more about this role.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional



  • Demonstrable, recent healthcare professional experience in General Medicine/Surgery
  • Recent or current extensive experience of the care of patients in an acute setting.



  • Thorough knowledge of caring for patients with a variety of Medical and Surgical conditions
  • Able to critically appraise and use validated results to improve practice


  • Basic knowledge of research methodology

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital



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