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Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity for a 0.6wte 10 month fixed term post for a children's nurse to be part of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust's Women's and Children's Research Unit supporting and delivering high quality clinical research studies across all specialities in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC).

The successful post holder will work with the Women's and Children's Research Unit supporting the setup and delivery of both clinical trials and non-interventional NIHR portfolio studies across an expanding portfolio in all Paediatric Clinical Specialities. The post holder will be based in the Education & Research Centre but will conduct research visits with participants across UHBW and the community and be rostered to staff the recently opened paediatric clinical research facility based in BRHC.

Research studies are delivered within the trust across seven days of the week and throughout 24 hours of each day. Research nurses need to be flexible in their work patterns in order to deliver this service if the studies require. It is expected that the research nurse will lead on a portfolio of paediatric research studies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to be proactive in educating clinical staff in the specifics of running clinical trials. You should demonstrate the ability to manage own workload and to work as part of a team. Previous experience working within a clinical research environment will be desirable. This post offers excellent opportunities in gaining managerial experience and the opportunity to maintain your clinical skills and develop new ones.

One 0.6wte (22.5hours) fixed term post is now available. The post holder will be a Registered Children's Nurse and will be based with the W& C Research Delivery Unit in the UHBW Education Centre. The post holder will be supporting clinical research studies across all ward areas of BRHC and in the community setting.

The post holder will support the safe conduct of all research, including clinical trials, in accordance with the regulatory and legal frameworks. This will entail wide collaboration with clinicians and research staff to facilitate the successful conduct of trials.

You will have a relevant degree or be working towards one, have considerable current experience of working with children in a clinical context at band 5 or above, and an interest in working in a research environment. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Full drivers licence is essential as some studies require community support.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Child) with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching qualification


  • Undergraduate degree in Nursing, Science or Health related discipline
  • Post graduate qualification in research

Skills and Abilities


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidence of good teamwork skills
  • Broad range of clinical nursing skills
  • Full drivers licence
  • Ability to prioritise, ensuring effective and efficient workload completion
  • Good report writing, a focus on accuracy and meticulous attention to detail


  • Budgetary and resource management skills



  • Enthusiasm for and desire to embed research within clinical practice
  • Ability to work flexibly according to role need
  • Proactive in professional development for self and others
  • Personal focus on the 6 Cs: Care, Compassion, Courage, Commitment, Competence & Communication


  • Ability to gain influence and motivate people

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within an acute hospital environment including within an oncology unit
  • Research nursing experience
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and legal frameworks related to undertaking clinical research
  • Clinical, organizational and management experience
  • Knowledge of Data Protection Act 1984 and Caldicott principles


  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and willingness to develop computer skills further

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Education and Research Centre

Upper Maudlin



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