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Research Nurse / Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a.
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Research Nurse / Practitioner to be a part of the Research & Development team. The team function is growing, and we are looking for a reliable and motivated individual to contribute to this growth.

As a Research Nurse/Practitioner you will assist in the day to day co-ordination of the research studies conducted and work closely with the investigators, be responsible for data collection from medical records and databases, data management and will assist in the preparation of reports and publications.

You will be required to work collaboratively with the research team and wider multi-disciplinary teams in the identification, set up delivery and close down of research studies in line with regulation and statute. This will involve the identification, recruitment, education and monitoring of participants in research along with the timely collation and documentation of accurate data.You will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of scientific protocols and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

This role is full time working Monday to Friday across trust sites, part time applications would be considered with opportunities for flexible working.

Main duties of the job

You will assist in setting up trials, recruiting patients, co-ordinating data collection and arranging assessments and follow-up episodes specified by the protocol. Ensure that specified milestones are achieved on time and demonstrate that high quality data is being collected and that the trial is being conducted according to the ethically approved protocol and ICH-GCP standards.

You will maintain consistent contact with participants and professionals, to ensure the smooth running of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust (DHC) portfolio studies.

For further information, please contact Keith Farrer, Lead Research Nurse at or on 07706009000.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

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.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • Degree in a relevant science or health care subject, or equivalent
  • The ability to communicate complex or sensitive information to colleagues, patients or relatives
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams


  • Clinical skills - ECG, venepuncture, blood pressure etc.
  • Confident in handling large sets of data

Job specific experience


  • Understand importance of accurate data collection and recording for clinical use
  • Experience of working in a health related environment


  • Experience of Research

Information Technology


  • Demonstrable experience of using word processing , spreadsheet, database and or presentation software

Personal qualities/attributes


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills

Business Travel


  • Able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business
  • Ability to drive to locations within Dorset and Hampshire to attend meetings and recruit patients to research studies

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


11 Shelley Road




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