Respiratory Research Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a nurse with experience of caring for respiratory patients to join our busy and growing Research Team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.You will take over the existing respiratory research portfolio and build it further. You will be responsible for the recruitment, education and monitoring of the research participants will undertake clinical assessments and facilitate the accurate collection and documentation of research data.

The post offers an ideal opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic individuals who wish to further their careers. You may have an interest in research and be looking to broaden your skills or you may have extensive experience of working within a research environment. We support staff who want to work flexibly and may accommodate a variety of working patterns.

For more information about the post, please contact Miriam Davey, Matron for Research & Innovation - 01622 228614.

Main duties of the job

To be part of a dynamic team of research delivery staff providing a comprehensive clinical trial/research study support service for the Trust, focusing on delivery of research to patients with respiratory conditions. The role will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of respiratory research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will assist medical staff with the recruitment and consent of patients and be the first point of contact for both patients and their families once enrolled for many studies.

In addition to clinic/patient-based tasks, you will be involved in data collection, adherence to Good Clinical Practice and Research Governance and assisting in the continued improvement in the care of research participants throughout their trial experience.

There will also be a requirement to support research activity in other specialities depending on the demands on the service.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Experience of nursing respiratory patients.


  • Post registration Specialist course



  • General understanding of health research in the NHS
  • Knowledge of the respiratory patient pathways


  • Working knowledge of clinical trials
  • Knowledge of Medicines for Human Use Regulations, Good Clinical Practice.



  • Post registration experience within the NHS or a similar environment.
  • Experience in delivering research trials AND/OR respiratory experience
  • Experience of supporting junior staff in work environment


  • Experience of caring for patient on a clinical trial
  • Experience of delivering respiratory trials
  • Relevant experience in a research active environment



  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage own time effectively
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven organisation skills
  • Ability to develop new skills
  • Computer literate


  • Wide range of clinical skills
  • Computer skills relating to database use and data collection

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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