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Diabetes Clinical Research Nurse

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you enthusiastic, motivated and committed with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and an interest in research?

We are looking for a registered nurse to join our Diabetes Research team at the Ipswich site of East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.

The role includes supporting study in Diabetes. You will be given the relevant training to the project you will be assigned to and you can work remotely if you prefer, but you maybe required to come to the office periodically to join the team meetings and support the team when it is necessary.

The Research and Development department at ESNEFT is an established clinical research unit hosting a variety of studies from NIHR portfolio and charitable funded studies, to commercially sponsored clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs). This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

The post will further develop specialist research skills under the guidance of the Team leader and senior team members. We are keen to invest in and develop our staff and a variety of training opportunities will be provided.

Main duties of the job

A vital part of this role will be to ensure that you provide excellent research care to patients who have consented to participate in research.

An important aspect of the role will be the maintenance of highly accurate and comprehensive records of data derived from the research studies.

The role will be largely directed by senior team members however, you must be able to prioritise and manage their time and workload effectively.

They must be methodical and well organised in order to undertake research activities including following study protocols, clinical assessments, case report form completion, daily management and co-ordination of study participants.

You will work across a range of studies including observational research, novel drug therapy and clinical interventions.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Relevant teaching and mentoring experience
  • Good Clinical Practice Training



  • Proven post registration experience
  • Experience in diabetes management
  • Evidence of continuous personal, professional and academic development


  • Research experience at band 5 or equivalent experience
  • Experience of delivering commercial and academic research
  • Management experience



  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Understanding and ability to apply clinical governance principles to practice.
  • Knowledge of developments in specialty and current issues driving nursing in general.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and also autonomously, working within many speciality teams across the Trust.
  • Willingness to undergo personal development and learn new skills


  • Understanding of legal and ethical requirements relating to patients, staff and research conduct.
  • Experience in managing complex information or projects

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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