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Research sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Research Sister/Charge Nurse Band 6 - Hepatology and Dermatology

Are you dedicated to improving patient care, eager to learn, have an eye for detail and able to demonstrate excellent documentation, organisational and time management skills? You may be the ideal person to join an established team as a Research Sister/Charge Nurse supporting Hepatology and Dermatology research at University Hospital, Coventry.

The Research Sister/Charge Nurse will be expected to establish sound working relationships with the multi-disciplinary teams in the above specialties and be actively involved in the recruitment of patients into a range of research projects, managing their own caseload of studies as well as supporting colleagues. Research Sisters/Charge Nurses are expected to be self-starters, able to deal with the varied activities associated with the successful initiation and delivery of studies to meet time and target deadlines. These activities include, but are not limited to, conducting feasibility assessments, obtaining consent, data and sample collection, liaising with academic and commercial sponsor organisations both national and international and much more.

Please note that this is a full time post worked over 5 days (Monday to Friday).

Before submitting your application it is recommended that you contact Susan Dale, Senior Research Sister, (024 76966821), for an informal discussion and more information about this post and its requirements.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in conjunction with other team members to ensure that all research is conducted to the highest standards, safeguarding the wellbeing of the participants, in accordance with all current ethical, legal and governance principles and policies.

Experience in Hepatology. Dermatology and clinical research would be valuable assets for this role but candidates with other experience will be considered. Research and other role specific training will be provided and it is expected that post holders will complete a core research competency package within 12 months of commencement.

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure care to patients is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures and the research protocol
  • Co-ordinate the care of own case load of clinical trial / research patients in addition to oversight of junior team members caseload
  • Work unsupervised in all areas related to clinical trials and research studies and supervise the work of junior team members
  • Attend Multi-disciplinary Meetings, and appropriate clinics, to assess volunteers/patients for eligibility for research and recruit new patients, to act as a resource to the members of the MDT. Communicate information regarding clinical decisions to patients, carers and the MDT as required
  • Ensure that trial specific clinical investigations / procedures are undertaken as required by the research protocol in order to establish eligibility and maintain safety in the trial.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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