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Clinical Research Nurse/Midwife/Practitioner

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Full Time
15 month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity

Do you have a passion for research? Are you looking to work for a flexible team, playing a key role in widely recognised research studies?

Team NNUH's NIHR Clinical Research Facility have an opportunity for a Clinical Research Nurse within the Ophthalmology Research team, who have been involved with various commercial and academic clinical trials for over 20 years. The research team works closely with the Ophthalmology department.

As post-holder, you will play a key role in our many ground-breaking research studies most recently NNUH has been recognised nationally for playing a key role in the development of a highly effective new coronavirus vaccine. We are lucky to have Norwich Research Park as our neighbour, as well as strong links to the University of East Anglia and colleagues around the region, which means you will have the opportunity to network and regularly share your knowledge and findings.

There are multiple specialties within the department and we would welcome applicants from any background.

If you like to be kept busy and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Part time: 15 hours per week (with potential for 30 hrs pw)

Interview date: 5th December 2023

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Research Nurse, you will be responsible for screening and recruiting participants into research studies according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. You will assess and manage the care pathways for patients and/or carer's participating in clinical trials.

Within the role you will manage a caseload of concurrent clinical studies following a range of complex clinical trial protocols and contribute to the management of the local portfolio of clinical trials. You will identify barriers to recruitment for trials and with a proactive approach overcome them, whilst you ensure that the Clinical Research Network and Research & Development are aware of them.

You will have excellent communication skills with a positive and flexible approach to the workload. You should be a qualified Registered Nurse, have research experience, or experience of working in a hospital setting, or working towards a health/research qualification (or have demonstrable equivalent experience.)

Clinical Research is a highly regulated field, the role involves using an in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with the regulations. You will need a good understanding of research procedures, documentation and policies and an awareness of local, national and international research governance issues.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
  • To work according to ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and research governance standards for clinical trials and current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • To demonstrate in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice alongside a working knowledge of how to comply with local, national and international research regulations.
  • To manage a caseload of concurrent clinical studies following a range of complex clinical trial protocols and to contribute to the management of the local portfolio of clinical trials.
  • To identify, screen and recruit participants into research studies according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria to ensure the effective achievement of study aims and monitoring of their condition throughout participation.
  • To ensure that trial specific investigations are undertaken as required by the research protocol in order to establish eligibility and safety to enter the trial for its total duration.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDT), and appropriate clinics, to screen and recruit new participants, and to act as a resource to the members of the MDT.
  • To register/randomise participants into trials and to ensure that all clinical trial records, Case Report Forms (CRFs) and participant records are completed contemporaneously and maintained with a high degree of accuracy. These records may be in paper, optical or electronic form. To maintain accurate documentation of participant events in nursing/medical notes.
  • To identify barriers to recruitment to trials and ensure that the Network and R& D is aware of them. To support/action plans as required.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife on the appropriate part of the NMC register or in possession of Health Related Degree



  • Significant experience at Band 5 or above, working in an NHS environment some of which should have been working in a research role
  • Evidence of research activity and a good understanding of research and clinical trials



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with an ability to deal with the public and colleagues in a pleasant and polite manner at all times
  • Advanced clinical skills relevant to the role e.g. phlebotomy, cannulation, ECG recording or willingness to undertake training to achieve required competencies

Attitude & Aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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