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Stroke Research Sister/Charge Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
The post holder will be managed by STH Trust Research Matron and the Senior Research Sister for the Stroke Research Team. The post will be based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, working closely with the Neurosciences team through the Neurology Operational Group as part of the research delivery infrastructure.

As part of the team the post holder will develop and deliver recruitment targets and strategies to meet these targets. They will assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients in line with research protocols and will ensure that research safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Guidelines for Research.

The post holder will be expected to attend national and international meetings representing STH and the NIHR.

This post will be embedded within Sheffield Teaching Hospital and should provide a point of expertise in Stroke support across STH.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work under the supervision of a research sister/charge nurse as part of a team managing and co-ordinating clinical research projects, supporting a portfolio of clinical trials from study set up to archiving, in accordance with clinical trial protocols, laboratory manuals and all relevant regulatory standards. This requires an individual with effective communication skills, excellent prioritisation skills, the ability to follow complex manuals and standard operating procedures as well as having attention to detail and effective IT Skills.

An understanding of the research process would be advantageous.The successful applicant will have a supportive and professional approach with patients and be able to demonstrate a strong alignment to our PROUD values.

The post holder will maintain strong links with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) who provide the perfect environment for training of Research Nurses and have a well -established induction programme that all new research nurses employed in the Trust and University access.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Please see the attached documents to the NHS Jobs page for this vacancy which gives you more detail on why you should come and work for us.

In addition to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network includes 22 other acute NHS trusts across the Yorkshire and Humber region who are partner organisations.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for the maximum period of 15 months. Where there is potential, the secondment/fixed term contract may finish early, or in the first instance, the secondment/fixed term contract may be extended due to the internal/external secondment of the substantive post holder. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts and secondments in relation to the substantive post holder.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • RGN Level one
  • NMC registered
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Extensive evidence of continuous professional development Including post graduate qualifications and/ or academic research qualifications
  • First degree or evidence of working towards one (demonstrating graduate attributes)



  • Extensive experience working at Band 5 level or above within an acute speciality related field or Experience of working in a clinical research environment
  • Good IT skills competent in standard PC packages (i.e. Microsoft Office or equivalent


  • Specialist training relevant to role: Up to date Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
  • Experience of delivering early phase research studies

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good understanding of the local and national strategic context of research in the NHS
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing, and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
  • Good understanding of the national strategic context of the NHS
  • Excellent performance management skills
  • Highly developed leadership skills with excellent interpersonal skills - ability to form positive relationships at all levels
  • Ability to manage complex workload under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Persuasion and influencing skills - ability to present ideas and proposals effectively.

Personal Qualities


  • Integrity: Cares about and knows the importance of doing the right thing and making a difference.
  • Possesses a straight talking and honest, whilst being diplomatic, communication style.
  • Ownership: Loves being in charge/control and takes full responsibility for the running of their clinical area
  • Driven to get things done to ensure that both they and their team achieve
  • Sets very high standards for themselves, their team and clinical area.
  • Delivery: Love to be in control and on top of everything that is going on in their clinical area.
  • Likes to be 'hands on' in the delivery of patient care in their department.
  • Thrives on having lots going on and rise to the challenge of constantly switching between different activities and issues.
  • Possesses a 'can do' approach to problems and will keep going when things are tough.
  • Relating: Gets a buzz out of developing others and takes great satisfaction from seeing their staff achieve and progress
  • Pick up on other people's needs sensing when something is wrong
  • Good at explaining things in simple and straightforward ways that others find easy to understand.

Application and interview


  • Full clean driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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