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Senior Research Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Research Nurse to join our research delivery team to support the growing portfolio of research studies undertaken by the research team at UHDB. The post will suit a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individuals looking to further their career in research.

The post holder will be working with a renowned multidisciplinary team in various areas. You will manage your own caseload of patients on clinical trials with the support of the wider research and clinical team.

You will be expected to deputise in the absence of the Senior Research Nurse as required. Previous clinical research experience with drug and commercial trials is desirable, however training is offered.

Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent, you will work within the guidelines and policies for the conduct of clinical trials, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with the principles of GCP.

The successful applicant should have a flexible approach and the ability to work both as part of the team and independently. In addition, excellent communication, administrative and IT skills and being supportive and open to new initiatives are valued by the team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support trials from set up to close and will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data.

You will be working closely with principal investigators and members of the multidisciplinary team, and will support patients who choose to participate in clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as the patients' advocate.

An important aspect of the role is the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of data derived from the research studies. The post holder will be involved in ensuring that any research undertaken within the department safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research.

You will have an excellent range of clinical skills and can demonstrate significant knowledge and some experience of supporting clinical research in a hospital setting.

Proven recent experience of coordinating/supporting complex research studies and using the study intensity tool to manage workload is required for the post.

You will be an effective communicator who can work well both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team, with excellent attention to detail.

Closing date of applications: 21 April 2024

Interview date: 3 May 2025

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration & revalidation requirements.



  • Evidence of degree / working towards degree or equivalent experience.


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development



  • Demonstrable post registration clinical experience
  • Considerable experience working in a clinical research setting
  • Current GCP training


  • Experience in managing complex or commercial trials



  • Evidence of transferable clinical skills such as venepuncture, ECG etc

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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