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Clinical Research Specialist Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cardiff and Vale University R& D for a Band 6 Clinical Research Specialist Nurse to become part of the Research Delivery team supporting research in Cardiff and Vale.

We are seeking to employ a Registered Nurse with either research experience and/or extensive clinical experience in Acute Stroke Medicine and have an interest in research.

The post holder will be based at the University Hospital of Wales and will be employed to support the growing Acute Stroke portfolio of studies covering the A& E department and stroke wards, as well as supporting the Research Delivery Team as a whole.

This post will be 12 months fixed term to cover service needs.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Funding is provided by Health and Care Research Wales supports NHS Research and Delivery (R& D) Departments led by a R& D Director to provide local services for research support and facilitates the sponsoring and hosting of studies within UHB's across Wales. Part of this service includes a NHS research delivery team consisting of Research Nurses, Clinical Studies Officers, Research Officers and Administrators, employed by NHS organisations to support the delivery of high quality health and social care studies.

The post will contribute to the assessment and management of the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will include the recruitment, education, monitoring of trial patients, the collection and documentation of accurate data.

The post holder will be working with Lead Nurses and multidisciplinary teams within the Clinical Boards and Directorates as well as the wider research teams assisting with the management of a caseload of clinical trials patients.

The post will assess and carry out clinical procedures for patients/participants and will be considered part of the clinical team during the participants' involvement with the study.

The post holder will have a specialist knowledge in research and/or clinical practice enabling the post holder to work independently eg either previous experience as a clinical research nurse or specialist knowledge within an appropriate care setting.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Current registration with NMC
  • Specialist knowledge of research legislation, GCP and National Framework and/or extensive clinical experience
  • Ability to make independent decisions and advise others on appropriate action.
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Evidence of previous patient/client and Multi Disciplinary Team contact within work environment.
  • Experience of undertaking clinical research and/or extensive clinical experience in a specific area
  • Excellent written, verbal and organisational skills

Aptitude and abilities


  • Ability to communicate complex information to patients/carers/ members of MDT
  • Enthusiastic and ability to motivate others
  • Able to prioritise workload and work autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Clinical Research Facility,

University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park,


CF14 4XW

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